Become a MNIBA Partner

If you are interested in:

  • Reaping the benefits of pursuing your organizational mission through a collaborative of long-term, trust-based partnerships
  • Achieving more sustainable mission impact with fewer resources than working alone
  • Being part of a strategic collaborative approach to business development in Indian Country that revolves around shared missions and values

If you answered yes to any of these questions...


See our online "Alliance Partner Application Form" to get started, or use the contact information listed at the bottom of the page to email or call with any questions you may have.

MNIBA is an all-volunteer, statewide organizational collaborative representing a broad organizational cross sector of tribal leaders, tribal economic and small business development experts, tribal attorneys/judiciary, tribal artisans, American Indian business owners, legal advisors, financial institutions, economic/community development organizations, non-profits, foundations, tribal colleges/institutions of higher education, corporations, county, state and federal agencies.

  MNIBA focuses on four strategic building blocks, utilizing a strategic approach to sustainability for business development in Indian Country which includes:
  • Resource Issues as it relates to Consumer Credit Counseling, business mentoring, financial literacy training, entrepreneurship training, business development workshops, professional development training, technical assistance, marketing and promotion.
  • Finance Issues as it relates to getting information out on loan guarantee programs, gap financing, equity fund development, how to help a business establish a commercial banking relationship, working with lenders and doing lender training on how to do business in Indian Country, and actively engaging lenders as partners.
  • Infrastructure Issues as it relates to Commercial and Business Law development, Zoning and zoning regulations for business, Human Capital Development, and Physical Infrastructure, i.e. sound road systems, utilities and telecommunications.
  • Governance Issues as it relates to Constitutional Reform, Independent Tribal Judiciary, Codes of Ethics, and Depoliticizing the business environment.


To learn more about becoming a MNIBA partner, please contact:

Pamela Standing, MNIBA, Co-Chair
Telephone: (218) 847-9554
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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