Overview

Project DreamCatcher is a free business development program for Native American women entrepreneurs from the Hualapai, Tonoho O'odham, San Carlos Apache, White Mountain Apache, and Navajo tribes. The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation created Project DreamCatcher in partnership with Thunderbird for Good to build the capacity of women business owners from these five Arizona tribes.

Fall 2022 cohorts


DreamCatcher provides a FREE one-week business training program for Native Women entrepreneurs at Thunderbird Downton Phoenix campus.

 

Fall cohorts will be hosted on the following dates:

  • October 9th to October 15, 2022
  • November 13 to November 19, 2022
     

Eligible participants must be an enrolled member of one of the qualifying Tribal Nations which include Hualapai Tribe, Navajo Nation, San Carlos Apache Tribe, White Mountain Apache Tribe and Tonoho O'odham Nation. While priority will be given to participants from these five tribes, enrolled members of nine additional Tribal Nations are also eligible which include Ak-Chin Indian Community, Gila River Indian Community, Hopi Tribe, Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Tonto Apache Tribe, Yavapai-Apache Nation, Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe and ZuniPueblo.

Group of DreamCatcher program participants with their degrees in hand.

Activities Including

  • MBA-level business classes taught by Thunderbird faculty
  • Coaching/advising sessions
  • Networking activities
  • New skills and confidence to start or grow your own business

Requirements

  • Certificate of Indian blood from the following tribes: Hualapai, Tonoho O'odham, White Mountain Apache, San Carlos Apache, Navajo Nation or the other nine additional Tribal Nations.
  • Own a business or have an idea for a business
  • Commit to continued communication & quarterly check-ins to share progress
A group of Dreamcatcher participants holding the flags for their tribes.

Build confidence, start or grow your business and be part of the DreamCatcher network.

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