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The Northern Arapaho Business Council is proud to announce Chairman Lee Spoonhunter has been honored by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) with its 2020 American Indian Leadership Award.

Chairman Spoonhunter is among a distinguished group of tribal leaders being recognized by the NCAIED for their contributions to economic parity and the betterment of tribal communities nationwide. In particular, Chairman Spoonhunter has been a fierce defender of Northern Arapaho sovereignty, while spearheading tribe-led initiatives with state and local officials to improve child safety and address concerns of homelessness, police brutality and more on the Wind River Indian Reservation and broader community.

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“I’m humbled and appreciative to have been selected for this prestigious award,” said Chairman Spoonhunter. “We’ve come a long way in our efforts to advance economic opportunity, sovereignty and prosperity on the Wind River Indian Reservation and tribal communities across Wyoming. It’s a true honor to be recognized for that work on behalf of the Northern Arapaho people.”

NCAIED – the largest and longest-standing American Indian business and economic development organization in the nation – will recognize Chairman Spoonhunter and other award recipients as part of its annual Reservation Economic Summit, happening March 3 at a ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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