Proceeding from UN strategy the next 10 years were declared as the period for small farmers development. Major goals are reducing poverty and improving global food security. Small family farming, besides of poverty and food control, can also be a key to reaching some global goals: gender equality, good health and well-being, sustainable community growth, […]
This panel discussion will share insights into investment into Indian Country hearing directly from Native Americans, Tribal leadership, and Native entrepreneurs.
Governor Brian Vallo, Pueblo of Acoma Nation, New Mexico www.puebloofacoma.org
The Pueblo of Acoma is a Native American Nation in New Mexico which has launched a number of commercial ventures bringing income, jobs, culture, and other resources to the Tribe and its members. Mr. Vallo is the Tribe’s Governor.
Val Red-Horse Mohl, Social Venture Circle, California, https://svcimpact.org
Val is a Native American woman who has worked in Indian Country and advanced many Native entrepreneurial efforts. She now leads Social Venture Circle, a triple bottom line business community.
Suzanne Anarde, CEO, RCAC, California www.rcac.org
Native Lending program: https://www.rcac.org/lending/az-nm-tribal-community-development-loans/. RCAC is a West Coast CDFI (non-bank lender) with decades of experience in economic development and experience in 100s of investments.
Drew Tulchin, Managing Member, UpSpring www.upspringassociates.com
Drew has worked in impact investing for 20 years. His recent triple bottom line company efforts have led to financing $200 million. He has worked in Indian Country for 15 years.
Vanessa Roanhorse, Roanhorse Consulting, New Mexico https://roanhorseconsulting.com
Vanessa is a Native American woman dedicated to female Native entrepreneurship with decades of professional experience building businesses.