Office on Tribal Relations

Office on Tribal Relations

Native Youth Know (NYK) Workshop "Small Business and Entrepreneurship"


The Northern Arizona University (NAU) Center for American Indian Economic Development (CAIED) and Partnership with Native Americans (PWNA), invite you to participate in the 2017 NYK Workshop " Small Business and Entrepreneurship" on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

NAU has made a strategic commitment to Native American students and communities. From this effort, NAU Center for American Indian Economic Development along with W.A. Franke College of Business Dean Van Slyke have met with tribal communities to collaborate on what NAU can do to better serve them. As a result, the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community’s vice-chairman requested that we develop a training that will engage tribal youth to improve their money management skills. Thus, the Seven Generation Money Management (7GMM) simulation game was created.

The workshop will engage tribal youth in improving their money management skills using the Seven Generation Money Management (7GMM) simulation game. The financial literacy game was developed to educate high school aged students on how to manage their money when they become adults. The game has 13 mock businesses that allows students to gain a real-life experience in money handling and complete everyday transactions. This game provides real life simulations placing students in various situations and at the same time creating opportunities e.g. applying for college, buying a car, renting an apartment, opening a bank account, and even learning to invest.

Students in grades 7-12 as well as their chaperones should attend this workshop as part of the 2017 Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day.