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By Kalle Benallie
Cronkite News 

Entrepreneur program empowers Native women to forge a brighter future

 

Last updated 4/8/2020 at 2:51pm

Kalle Benallie/Cronkite-News

U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton, D-Phoenix, poses with the 16 most recent graduates of Project DreamCatcher, a partnership between the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation and the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Before their Nov. 22 graduation ceremony, Standon spoke with the women about their businesses and plans.

PHOENIX-Diplomas in hand, 16 Navajo women became the latest graduating class of Project DreamCatcher, a free business training program that aims to create economic opportunities for female Native entrepreneurs. 

The program is the result of a partnership between the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation and the Thunderbird School of Global Management, which is part of Arizona State University. 

Debra Yazzie learned about Project DreamCatcher in September, when two project alumna discussed it during a Navajo chapter meeting in Shiprock, New Mexico. Out of 30 women who attended that meeting, Yazzie s...



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