ERIC Number: ED424043
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Haskell Builds a Home for Entrepreneurs in Indian Country.
First Nations Development Institute Business Alert, v12 n4 p3-5 Jul-Aug 1997
This article describes the new associate of arts degree in entrepreneurship at Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, Kansas. Offered in Haskell's Center for Tribal Entrepreneurial Studies, the program comprises four culturally appropriate courses. The first course, Introduction to Entrepreneurship, assists students in analyzing whether or not entrepreneurism is really for them. Once past the "barrier phase," the students translate business ideas into action through hands-on learning processes that lead to a feasibility study, a business plan, and an on-campus practicum internship or course of study in reservation-based business. Further goals of the program include installment of a case study training program in entrepreneurship to enable others to teach it, extension of entrepreneurial teaching to tribal councils nationwide, and introduction of an entrepreneurial component into the Haskell elementary teacher education program. The Haskell chapter of American Indian Business Leaders earned "Most Distinguished Chapter" award for the 1996-97 school year. (SAS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: First Nations Development Inst., Fredericksburg, VA.