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Native American businesses in Montana to get $320,000

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | January 10, 2020
The Indian Equity Fund builds partnerships with tribal governments by investing in Native American entrepreneurships and small businesses and encouraging economic development in tribal nations for the benefit of tribal communities and members.
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Governor Steve Bullock awarded $320,000 in funding to support the growth of 25 Native American businesses across Montana through the Indian Equity Fund Small Business Grant program.

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“Encouraging the growth of Native American-owned and operated businesses boosts not only the businesses themselves, but also helps strengthen local economies in the communities they operate in,” Governor Bullock said. “Indian Equity Fund dollars are an important investment in the future of businesses and tribal communities across Montana.”

Each business will receive between $7,000 and $14,000 to help with costs related to land purchases, building, equipment, assets, technology, operational costs, and working capital.

The following businesses will receive grants through the Indian Equity Fund:

Blackfeet Nation

Leaning Tree Campground, Cabins, Cafe and Store, Doug Fitzgerald (Babb)
Hometown Dollar Store, Ellen Burdeau (Browning)
OC Welding, Jonilee Running Fiscer (East Glacier)

Chippewa Cree Tribe

Digital Cleaners, Wilson Mitchell (Box Elder)
Kyotee Construction, Troy Henderson (Box Elder)
Diamond M Towing, Pearl Morsette (Box Elder)
Tim's Tire Repair, Timothy Koop (Box Elder)

Crow Nation

Wellknown Buffalo Café, Peggy Wellknown Buffalo (Garryowen)
Tommy B. Robinson Photography, Tommy Robinson (Lame Deer)
Not Afraid Equine, Jeremy Not Afraid (Lodge Grass)
Maggie's Café, Emerley Thex (Ashland)

Fort Belknap Assiniboine and Gros Ventre Tribes

Rope Savvy, Emma Filesteel (Harlem)
KL Construction and Realty, Kenneth Lewis (Lodgepole)
Denise's Place, Denise Werk (Hays)

Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux

ABC Automotive, Eldon Porras (Wolf Point)
RezKast Media LLC, Adriann Ricker (Poplar)
White Bear Farrier Service, Kaiden White Bear (Wolf Point)

Little Shell Chippewa Tribe

Integrity Resources Archaeology LLC, Virginia O’Boyle (Bonner)
Rose Hollow Catering, Ashley Woodward (Billings)

Northern Cheyenne Tribe

Fred Bement Landscaping, Fred Bement (Ashland)
Lynch Coulee Lube, LLC, Quanah Magpie (Lame Deer)
Spoon + Fork Soups and Salads, JT Martin (Lame Deer).


 

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