Empowering Native-Owned Businesses to Achieve Economic Equity

The National Native American Supplier Council (NNASC) is dedicated to serving

as the premier certifying body for tribally and indigenous owned businesses.

Our mission is to empower our certified businesses by providing opportunities

to connect, collaborate, and thrive.

What is NNASC Certification?

The What

As a Native-owned business, you may often face challenges in gaining visibility, credibility, and access to resources that can help your business thrive. Competing with larger corporations and navigating the complex procurement process can be overwhelming and frustrating.

The Why

The lack of proper recognition and support can lead to missed opportunities, slow growth, and potential loss of revenue for your Native-owned business. Inability to establish strong connections with corporations and institutions committed to diversity and inclusion can hinder your business' success and limit its impact on the Tribal community.

The How

The National Native American Supplier Certification is the solution you've been looking for to empower your business and overcome these challenges. With our exclusive focus on Native-owned businesses, we provide a competitive edge by ensuring authenticity and credibility within the Tribal business community. Our thorough certification process not only validates your business but also opens doors to invaluable resources, such as capital, contracts, and procurement opportunities.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to elevate your Native-owned business to new heights

Take the first step towards becoming NNASC-certified. Together, let's empower Native-owned businesses and create a brighter future for Tribal communities.


Why Choose NNASC?

National Native American Supplier Council (NNASC) offers an unparalleled opportunity for Native-owned businesses to gain access to a meaningful minority-owned certification that is both robust and verifiable. NNASC goes a step further by taking into account the laws and regulations that govern Native American communities, which allow them to advance towards economic equity.

Recognizing that no one is better equipped to serve Tribes than Tribes themselves, NNASC has garnered broad support from Tribal leaders, governments, and EDCs (Economic Development Corporations). The organization focuses on certifying only Native-owned businesses, ensuring the highest level of authenticity and credibility within the Tribal business community.

"By becoming NNASC-certified, your business will benefit from increased visibility, stronger partnerships with corporations and institutions, and the support of Tribal leaders, governments, and EDCs. Experience the positive impact of NNASC on your business and contribute to the growth and self-sufficiency of the Tribal community."

Jason M. Palmer

NNASC Executive Director

NNASC's Focus

Opportunity

Provide an equitable opportunity for Native-owned businesses to gain access to a meaningful minority-owned certification.

Service

Serve Tribal communities and corporate / institutional partners by providing a robust, verifiable minority-owned certification that accounts for Native Americans unique status.

Empower

Empowering Native-owned businesses to advance towards economic equity.

Three Certification Categories

Overview of processes to ensure a consistent, verifiable path to identify Native-owned business

Individual Native-owned

To obtain certification, applicants must present their tribal ID card or BIA Certificate of DIB and proof of banking and insurance if the certificate is less than two years old. For certificates more than two years old, applicants must provide two years of financial history.

Tribally-Owned EDC or Company

Requirements for certification include an organizational chart, management agreement (if applicable), bylaws, delegation of authority, agents of management, and a Tribal Council resolution. If the company is more than two years old they must also provide two years of financial history.

Tribal EDC Affiliate or Subsidiary

The documents required to determine eligibility include an organizational chart, management agreement (if applicable), bylaws, delegation of authority, agents of management, tribal council or EDC resolution as well as two years of financial history if the organization has been around for more than 2 years.

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