April 5, 2023 —
The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) announced the 2023 class of Native American 40 Under 40 award recipients. Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation tribal member Dustin Goslin was recognized for his work as Vice President of Business & Economic Development of Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, Onamia, MN. This prestigious award is bestowed upon individuals under the age of 40, nominated by members of their communities, who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and dedication and made significant contributions in business and their community.
According to the NCAIED, the Native American 40 Under 40 awards “represent the best and brightest emerging Indian Country leaders.” Every year, 40 American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian leaders under the age of 40 are inducted in recognition of their leadership, initiative, and dedication to their communities. Started in 2009, past 40 Under 40 award winners include leaders working in numerous fields including academia, government, non-profits, tourism, conservation, technology, medicine, sports and entertainment, and more.
The NCAIED resumed the tradition of honoring Native American 40 Under 40 awardees this year during an in-person reception at the Reservation Economic Summit (RES). The RES conference featured tribal leaders, members of Congress, federal agency representatives, state and local officials, and top CEOs on a national platform. It took place on Tuesday, April 4, at Caesars Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
“The 2023 Native American 40 Under 40 awardees showcase the hard work, perseverance, and dedication that have come to define this prestigious award,” said Chris James, President and CEO of the NCAIED. “This year’s class includes leaders in a variety of fields from across the country, showcasing the depth and breadth of the current generation of Native leaders. They are truly making a difference in every aspect of American life.”
The full list of Native American 40 Under 40 awardees for 2023 can be found on the NCAIED’s website: https://www.ncaied.org/40-under-40/
Portions of this article originally appeared in a press release from the NCAIED on March 15, 2023.