Native Workplace Inc. is a Native operated non- profit organization created in 2002 with the objective to educate the community on Green careers and work with
Tribes to provide  strategic workforce development and tribal planning.

Our mission is to create opportunity while honoring Native culture with results that improve the quality of life for Native families. Cristala Mussato-Allen (Caddo)
founded the organization and serves as the executive director. NWP has provided workshops and seminars for several Federal agencies such as the Department of
Interior Office of Indian Energy & Economic Development (OIEED), Department of Labor, California Indian Manpower, and Department of Energy Tribal Energy
Program, the National Congress of American Indians, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, National Tribal Employment Rights Council and
the National Wildlife Federation.

Additional work includes contracts from the Department of Interior BIA workforce development,
Oglala Lakota Sioux Tribe Housing and OST Renewable Energy Program among others.  NWP has
MOU’s with other Tribal and Green industry organizations. Our Board of Directors and Advisory
Council reflect a broad scope of Tribal representation.

NWP entered the hemp and cannabis industries as Tribal Liaisons to assist tribes and corporations
in the development of Cannabis-Hemp education and commerce. Their team of qualified Native
professionals provide community education, workforce development and general project planning.
NWP launched their effort by hosting the first Tribal Hemp & Cannabis Summit at the Indian Pueblo
Cultural Center in Albuquerque, NM April 2015.
Mission and Bio
Board of Directors
Advisory Council
Lee Ann TallBear:
Tribal Affiliation: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate-Dakota
TallBear Group

Cristala Mussato-Allen:
Tribal Affiliation: Caddo
Executive Director, Native Workplace

Lindsey Teter:
Tribal Affiliation: Pawnee
Pawnee Tribal Development Corporation

Duane Aspaas
Tribal Affiliation: Navajo-Standing Rock Sioux
Owner & CEO iinaba Inc Environmental Remediation
Shawn Bordeaux
Tribal Affiliation: Rosebud Sioux
South Dakota State Legislator

Michelle Holiday
Tribal Affiliation: Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma
Holiday & Associates

William Hansard,CHMM,CET,REA
Tribal Affiliation: Creek
Owner & CEO Environmental Management Services
Our primary focus is to foster development through community education.  
Our specialty is creating innovative planning specifically designed for Indian country.
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