Investing in the Power of Native American Women Entrepreneurs


Project DreamCatcher is a business development program offered at no cost to Native American women entrepreneurs from the Hualapai, Tohono O'odham, San Carlos Apache, White Mountain Apache, and Navajo tribes. The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation created Project DreamCatcher in partnership with Thunderbird School of Global Management to build the capacity of women business owners from Arizona tribes.

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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 Tohono 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.

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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


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

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