Oct 6, 2013 - John Enos, Fort WashakieEditor:
This is a letter of recognition to Shoshone Higher Education, Harmony Spoonhunter, Rory Robinson and staff Rosa Burnett and Randy Nagitsy. Through combined efforts with Central Wyoming College instructor Dana Nichols and the Wind River Development Fund, they sponsored the entrepreneur classes in May.
With their hard work and dedication, entrepreneurs had the ability to present their ideas and business plans and explore the various options available for funding. They made it possible to make an idea into reality.
The 10 young entrepreneurs who took entrepreneur classes in June had the ability to express their ideas and learn from and question David Petite, an entrepreneur, who is a very successful business person.
The future of the Shoshone and Arapaho tribes depends on the knowledgeable and educated younger generations. By being educated and knowledgeable they excel in all aspects of business, from professional to technical.
Entrepreneurs have the ability to think outside the box. They're able to look at the big picture.
Shoshone Higher Education has shed light upon an untapped source of hidden talent. These classes should be held yearly. This would be a positive step for the Shoshone and Arapaho tribes.
The Shoshone and Arapaho Tribes need positive growth. The knowledgeable and educated younger generation will make a difference. They are the future.
Shoshone Higher Education is currently seeking funding to provide for the Summer Youth Entrepreneur Program for the year 2014. For more information, call 335-8000.
The last true great leader, Chief Washakie, said, "I fought to keep our land, our water and our hunting grounds. Today, education is the weapon my people need to protect them."
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