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Starting & Growing A Business On The Navajo Reservation

NMiF: farm

October 27, 2017 – Starting a business is always challenging but Native American entrepreneurs face unique challenges on tribal lands.

For the State of Change series with the Solutions Journalism Network, producer Sarah Gustavus takes us this week to the Navajo Nation to learn about efforts to encourage entrepreneurship. The Native American Business Incubator Network offers training and business support to a variety of entrepreneurs. One client, North Leupp Family Farms on the western edge of the Navajo Nation, provides space for subsistence farming and farm manager Stacey Jensen is also looking for ways to create jobs and economic opportunity through a farm market stand and value-added products like blue corn meal that can be sold directly to consumers.

The unique challenges facing entrepreneurs on the reservation, economic resilience in rural and underserved communities, the Keller – Lewis debate, plus the Line Panel.

NMiF: farm

This week on New Mexico in Focus, producer Sarah Gustavus visits the Navajo Nation to look at the unique challenges facing entrepreneurs on the reservation.  She also sits down with Leah Todd of the Solutions Journalism Network, one of the media partners in this State of Change project, focusing on economic resilience in rural and underserved communities.

The two candidates vying to be the next mayor of Albuquerque, Tim Keller and Dan Lewis, faced off recently at a debate held at Congregation Albert.  The New Mexico in Focus crew was there to capture the event, and an excerpt will air this week.  The full debate can be seen on New Mexico PBS on Thursday, November 2nd at 7:00 p.m.

And NMiF host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists analyze some of the current stories in the news, including updates on the Albuquerque mayoral race, the loss of primary care physicians to “concierge” care, and the loss of the godfather of New Mexican music, Al Hurricane. 

 New Mexico in Focus is involved, informed, in-depth media airing weekly on New Mexico PBS. The program debuts Friday nights at 7 p.m. on NMPBS 5.1 and appears online at www.newmexicoinfocus.org. The show rebroadcasts on NMPBS 5.1 Sundays at 7 a.m. and on NMPBS 9.1 on Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

Host:
Gene Grant

Correspondent:
Sarah Gustavus         

Studio Guests:
Leah Todd, project coordinator, Solutions Journalism Network  

Line Panelists:
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Alicia Manzano, Strategies 360

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New Mexico in Focus is involved, informed, in-depth media airing weekly on New Mexico PBS. The program debuts Friday nights at 7 p.m. on NMPBS 5.1 and appears online at www.newmexicoinfocus.org. The show rebroadcasts on NMPBS 5.1 Sundays at 7 a.m. and on NMPBS 9.1 on Saturdays at 5 p.m and Sundays at 3 p.m.

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