The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (the National Center) announced its 2018 class of “Native American 40 Under 40” award recipients today. Nominated by members of their communities, this prestigious award is bestowed to individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and dedication and have made significant contributions in business and their community.

Four Bands is honored that our Executive Director, Lakota Vogel, has been included in this year’s 40 Under 40 as the National Center celebrates the 10th anniversary of these awards.

Award winners will be honored at the River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma on October 29-30. The event – “Impacting Generations: Honoring a Decade of Exceptional Service and Leadership” – will be held in conjunction with the National Center’s next Native Edge Institute, a one-day training session focused specifically on procurement. Past and present 40 under 40 awardees will have the opportunity to participate in programming with the goal of providing additional professional development, networking, leadership, and mentorship opportunities.

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