CELEBRATE NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE
November is Native American Heritage Month, a time when we give special honor to the Native-American men, women, and children who have sacrificed so much for this country. Native people have participated in every major U.S. military encounter from the Revolutionary War to today’s conflicts in the Middle East, serving at a higher rate in proportion to their population than any other ethnic group. Also, we pay tribute to their rich ancestry and traditions and recognize the significant part they continue to play in the growth of our economy.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, Native-American businesses generate more than $39 billion in annual income and employ nearly 208,000 workers nationwide. The enterprises range from financial institutions and charter schools to construction and gaming. Add to these figures the tens of thousands of Native-American solopreneurs who also move our economy forward, and their impact is amplified.
The Council is proud to have seven thriving Native-American-owned businesses within our membership who represent operations from pallet and packaging management to financial services. We look forward to certifying more Native-American-owned enterprises. We remain committed to providing the continuous support they need to encourage their growth and development.
Did you know that Native American Heritage Month has its roots in New York? What is now a month of celebrating Native-American culture, began as a single day of recognition. New York Governor Charles Seymour Whitman proclaimed the second Saturday in May 1916 as American Indian Day.
Join us in saluting all Native-American business owners as we kickoff this month-long celebration.
NATIVE AMERICAN OWNED BUSINESSES
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the NYNJ MSDC presents a listing of Council-certified, Native American-owned businesses.