Kulaniakea, thank you so much for your thoughtful reply. I agree and appreciate your thoughts on local source learning in respective Native communities. My inquiry is more related to the legal structures and principles, in furtherance of this work. My day job is as an attorney, whose firm supports non-profit, social purpose businesses and tribal organizations. I am working on legal documents which protect sovereign principles and governing composition, while also complying with the applicable state laws. If you know of any resources connected to this inquiry, it would be much appreciated. firstname.lastname@example.org
What a great project! I would love to hear more about the core values and procedures you have used to support the Native-managed culture of your organization. I am working in support of Native communities in California and New Mexico and we are working hard to build strong legal and procedural foundations for projects and organizations that are Native-led.