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Indigenous Internet Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

Indigenous In The News Newsletter
  March 2009
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Greetings from your friends at the Indigenous Internet Chamber of Commerce!

The Indigenous Internet Chamber of Commerce is the first cross-continent Chamber of Commerce specifically for Indigenous Entrepreneurs. It's our business to help your business succeed.

In addition to our exceptional programs and a diverse membership, you will find that this chamber isn't like any other chamber in the world. In today's business world you must take advantage of every resource available to grow your company into a successful one.

Some of those advantages can include everything from learning how to better market your product or service, making new business contacts and meeting other business leaders to receiving qualified referrals.

The Indigenous Internet Chamber of Commerce is Your Business Advocate!

Indigenous Internet Builders Exchange Report

IBEX will be attending 23rd Annual Reservation Economic Summit (RES 2009) & American Indian Business Trade Fair in Las Vegas, March 9 - 12, Stop by our booth.

RES is the premier American Indian economic and business development conference in the nation. Attendees include American Indian and Indigenous entrepreneurs, tribal economic and business development decision-makers, tribal leaders, government and corporate Executives and Buyers seeking Indian suppliers and contractors.

Entrepreneur of the Month - Karla LaRive

Interview By: Larry Knudsen

Studio West Management

Tell us about yourself?

My maternal family was from North Carolina and comes from a background of Eastern Cherokee, Scots-Irish and English heritage, and my paternal family were Ashkenazi Eastern European

Artist of the Month - Michael Bucher



Michael grew up in a multi-racial neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. In all the diversity, his large family did what they could to ensure that they didn't become an invisible Indian.

His Cherokee ancestors go back to the Trail of Tears and earlier. Prior to the forced removal many Cherokees moved to S.E. Missouri and N.E. Arkansas. Mike and his sisters and brother are only the second generation not to be born in S.E. Missouri. They have been told the stories passed down from generation to generation and encouraged to stay close to their culture.

Warrior of the Month - Vernon Bellecourt

Interview By: Yvonne Shinhoster Lamb

Washington Post

Vernon Bellecourt, who fought to restore land and dignity to Native Americans and against the use of Indian nicknames for sports teams as a longtime leader of the American Indian Movement (AIM), died Oct. 13 of complications of pneumonia at a Minneapolis hospital. He was 75.

Since leaving behind careers as a hair stylist and real estate agent and joining his brother in AIM in the 1970s, Mr. Bellecourt had been in the forefront of the movement to ensure that treaties between Native American tribes and the U.S. government would be fulfilled. He was president of the National Coalition on Racism in Sports and Media and principal spokesman for AIM.

CD Review - The Larry Redhouse Trio - Spirit Progression

Review by: Jamison Mahto

Today it seems as if we've broken through to the other side of the winter and I suit up to get in the game. It's super bowl Sunday and jazz is not a good bike riding music but the I-pod is loaded and I'm riding.

The Larry Redhouse Trio features Larry on piano/keyboards, Robin Horn, son of sax/flute great Paul Horn (who highly endorses the trio) on drums, and Mike Levy on electric and acoustic bass. "Collectively and individually, these very creative guys are the best" --- Paul Horn, world-renowned jazz musician.

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