Pioneering Native American rapper Litefoot has his toes in a new business.
He has teamed with his wife to launch a venture aimed at highlighting the Native American Business community.
Litefoot, born Gary Davis, and his wife Carmen are well known Native American entrepreneurs.
Together, they have formed a new multimedia company called Native Business to highlight business and entrepreneurship in Indian Country.
The new platform incorporates print, digital, social, video, podcasts, and events.
The multimedia venture is aimed at helping Native business leaders by spotlighting innovation, inspiring change agents, and sparking creativity for other Native and Indigenous entrepreneurs.
For nearly a decade, Litefoot has led national Native business organizations focused on economic development initiatives to create opportunities in Indian Country.
According to Litefoot, a sense of purpose is deeply embedded in the culture of Native Business Magazine by its founders.
“Native Business Magazine will be the trusted resource for everything that happens with economic development in Indian Country. It is the go-to source for news about opportunity and innovation in business and enterprise development among our Tribal nations, Native businesses, Alaska Native Corporations, and other entrepreneurs.” – Litefoot, Publisher of Native Business Magazine.
Native Business Magazine will report across more than two dozen business sectors in Indian Country via its website, www.NativeBusinessMag.com, a monthly print publication slated to debut in November, social media platforms, online videos, events, podcast, and an e-newsletter.
Publishers Litefoot and Carmen Davis are no strangers to entrepreneurial pursuits.
Together, Gary and Carmen Davis have launched multiple successful businesses including Red Vinyl Records, Litefoot Enterprises, Litefoot Entertainment Group, Native Style® Clothing, and Davis Strategy Group.
“As entrepreneurs ourselves, we are also the audience for this,” Litefoot added. “We wanted to create something that will let other entrepreneurs share their knowledge and maintain a finger on the pulse of what is happening in businesses across Indian Country. We want other folks tuned into that pulse as well, so we can all grow together.”
The first Native Business Summit event is already scheduled for May 13-15, 2019 at the Hard Rock Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma.