Creating Indigenous Entrepreneurs

Creating Indigenous Entrepreneurs


8 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., Jan. 23 to 25, 2023

Meeting Days

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday mornings



Course Instructor(s)

Course not offered in 2024

Course Description: LAW 6310 (1 credit)

Entrepreneurship is a practice and a way of thinking that involves discovering or creating opportunities and then assembling or developing resources to deliver and capture the value related to the opportunity. This course will assess, explore, critique, and celebrate entrepreneurship as an important aspect of Indigenous and non-Indigenous life. Together we will mix theory with practice and reality, and apply the principles, concepts and frameworks to situations that are important to you.


  • How does tribal self-governance, and a focused approach to tribal business contribute to successful Indigenous entrepreneurship? 
  • What are the likely barriers to entrepreneurship on reserves/reservations, and how can they be overcome? 
  • What are the nation-building benefits of encouraging entrepreneurship, and what policies are most effective?

Course Format

Students will meet on campus for three consecutive afternoons at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona.

Readings and Syllabus

Syllabus will be posted on UArizona's online learning platform, D2L, along with required readings to all registered students. 

Attendance & Participation

This course will be delivered in person at the University of Arizona. Participants must attend all 3 classes to receive a passing grade. Exceptions will be made only at the faculty's discretion.


Online registration for this course will open September 1st at 10 AM. After registration, participants will receive a receipt of registration. Subsequently, participants will receive class instructions 1-2 weeks before the start of the course.