The experiences of Indigenous women heading up their own businesses and the lessons they learned are the focus of our Book of the Month feature. “Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs of New Mexico: Surpassing Barriers and Stereotypes” opens the doors to the lives of a handful of women from different tribal nations. The book details their pursuit of business practice and philosophy that integrates their indigenous values and traditions. We meet some of the book’s contributors and learn how they carved out a space for their ambitions and ideas.
Michele Justice (Navajo Nation) – Entrepreneur and President and CEO of Personnel Security Consultants
Evalena Boone (Zuni/Cheyenne-Arapaho) – Adjunct Professor UNM and artist
Jaye Francis (Pueblo of Laguna) – Book Contributor and program coordinator UNM
Raul Gouvea, Phd – Book Contributor and professor UNM
Stephine Poston (Pueblo of Sandia) – Book Contributor and founder of Poston & Associates, LLC
Break Music: Strong Native Women (song) Karina Møller (artist) Simplify (album)