Freeport-McMoRan’s Project DreamCatcher

Investing in the Power of Native American Women Entrepreneurs

Project DreamCatcher is a free business training program for 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 for Good. Project DreamCatcher hosts selected participants for an intensive week of training on Thunderbird’s downtown Phoenix campus. Activities include:

  • MBA-level business classes taught by Thunderbird faculty and Project DreamCatcher graduates
  • Site visits to local businesses
  • Advising sessions with successful entrepreneurs
  • Networking with fellow classmates and Thunderbird alumni

The next Project DreamCatcher will be offered at Thunderbird's downtown Phoenix campus Monday, May 13 - Sunday, May 19, 2019.

Thank you to everyone who applied to this year’s Project DreamCatcher. Applications are currently under review. Please send any questions to:

Mentor applications are still being accepted.


Please send your mentor application to:

Deamcatcher classroom graduation

Deamcatcher classroom students Sully de Luque




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Read past participants stories about their experience.

Wynona Larson DreamCatcher Graduate

"My experience with Project Dreamcatcher was so much more then I imagined! It was both mentally fulfilling and professionally enhancing. My motivation and inspiration skyrocketed and I continue to function on a whole other level! The Thunderbird Staff and Alumni were very knowledgeable and experienced in their fields, as well as in life! The other Native Women were amazing and truly chosen to be leaders in business and for their People. I would encourage and recommend all women to attend Project DreamCatcher."    
~ Wynona Larson - 2015 Graduate

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