“Art is the greatest asset American Indian people have in our communities, yet it is the most underdeveloped.” — Elouise Cobell  



Of the four winners of this year's Venture Acceleration Fund (VAF) — one stood out.

May 20, 2015

Etkie, a jewelry firm that works with Native American women in New Mexico and sells in exclusive boutiques, earned $34,000 from the fund that traditionally has focused on supporting high-tech startups and technology commercialization projects.
The First Step

April 08, 2015

"If one footstep can begin a lifelong journey, so too can a single piece of jewelry." -
Indian Country Today on Etkie's launch last June