Indian Pueblo Cultural Center to provide business training for Native American entrepreneurs

Pictured: The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.(Photo: Indian Pueblo Cultural Center)

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Free business training for Pueblo artists on Saturday, February 22 and Saturday, February 29, 2020, with one-on-one sessions in between

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Indian Pueblo Cultural Center 

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC) is pleased to announce that it will be providing a free business training at 2401 12 Street NW from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for Pueblo artists on Saturday, February 22 and Saturday, February 29, 2020, with one-on-one sessions in between. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is partnering with New Mexico Community Capital’s Financial Literacy and Business Basics program to implement the training, which is made possible by funding from the First Nations Foundation.

“This training is the first of many programs offered through the Indian Pueblo Opportunity Center (IPOC), and we are so pleased to partner with New Mexico Community Capital (NMCC),” says Beverlee McClure, VP of Cultural and Community Engagement at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. “New Mexico Community Capital has extensive experience in providing this type of training, and they have tailored this session especially for our Pueblo artists. We look forward to the first of many programs to help grow the Indigenous creative economy.”

The training program provides Pueblo artists with the tools to design and formulate their business ideas, and conceptualize, plan, and implement their financial goals through hands-on learning experiences with a community of Native peers and mentors. Each participant will receive a Google Chromebook and up to $200 for business tools. Artists interested in participating in the program should contact Henry Jake Foreman at 505-924-2820 or henry@nmccap.org.

The Indian Pueblo Opportunity Center is an inclusive, collaborative space where Native Americans and other community members interested in starting businesses in the areas of agriculture, food-based production, and other creative industries including Native jewelry and pottery, can have access to tools, acquire skills, further knowledge, and receive support and training from local experts.

Founded in 1976 by the 19 Pueblo tribes of New Mexico, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is a world-class museum and cultural center located in the historic 19 Pueblos District. The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center’s mission is to preserve and perpetuate Pueblo culture, and to advance understand by presenting with dignity and respect the accomplishments and evolving history of the Pueblo peoples of New Mexico. Visitors can learn fascinating history, shop for Native jewelry and art, watch a cultural dance, hear Native languages, and experience the flavors of traditional and contemporary Native cuisine. To learn more, please visit: www.facebook.com/IndianPueblo and www.indianpueblo.org

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center logo, IPCC
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