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Program Provides Classes for Native Artist to Build a Successful Business The Chehalis Tribal Loan Fund all participants. was honored to have First People’s Fund from Rapid City, SD come We had a total of 20 Native to present the Native Artist’s Artists attend this training, Training on April 29th and 30th. representing many tribes. We had First People’s Fund‘s mission is to a mixture of Artist mediums; from “Honor and support the creative painters, carvers, basket makers, community-centered First People’s photographers, and others. A lot Artists; and nurture the collective of networking was done amongst spirit ® that allows them to sustain the artists. We were hoping to see their peoples.” First People’s Fund more Chehalis Tribal Members take has an Artist specifc curriculum, advantage of this training. If you which was presented to Native are interested in attending another Artists at the Eagles Landing Hotel. workshop like this, contact our CTLF Staff or look out for fyers Our trainers were: Theresa Secord Native artists from different tribes shared their talent learning within the community. and Jeremy Staab from First Peoples the technical aspect to building their business including Fund. Theresa Secord is from the marketing strategies and funding resources. The Chehalis Tribal Loan Fund Penobscot Nation of Maine. She also offers many other trainings is a fourth generation Penobscot The Artists had a chance to share also information on grants and and resources for Chehalis Tribal basket maker. She is also the with the group where they were resources provided to the Artists. Members like: Financial Education, founder and Executive Director of from, their values, their vision and Every Artist was asked to bring Indianprenuership Class, Debt the Maine Indian Basket Maker how their journey connected them to a piece of their artwork and to Consolidation, along with many Alliance. Jeremy Staab is from the their art. participate in the Native Artist Idol. others. If you are interested in Ho Chunk Nation (aka Winnebago) During this NAI; our Artists only learning more, please contact Julie of Nebraska. He designs heritage The artists learned technical had 3 minutes to sell their art to our Burnett or Diana Pickernell at the t-shirts, sweatshirts that tells stories aspects to their business, including 4 member judges. The Judges gave Chehalis Tribal Loan Fund @ 360- of Ancestors and our Heroes. marketing strategies. There were constructive and helpful advice to 709-1631 or 360-709-1831. Contact the CTLF staff for any Wednesday, May 29 questions at 360-709-1831 Chehalis Tribal How to buy a car: Please sign up and we will let you know the or 360-709-1631. place and time Julie Burnett, Executive Director Loan Fund Firework Loans We are still accepting Firework Loan Applications Business Plans Diana Pickernell, Loan Coordinator News Do you need a business plan? or have you though about owning your own business? We can help you. Come see us at the CTLF.    Page 3
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