Derek Red Arrow Frank Named Recipient of The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development's "Native American 40 Under 40" Award

Feb 7, 2024   Print PDF

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development proudly announces Derek Red Arrow Frank as a recipient of the esteemed "Native American 40 Under 40" award. This recognition honors emerging leaders within Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nation communities who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, initiative, and dedication to making significant contributions to their respective communities throughout North America.

The "Native American 40 Under 40" award, which has been established for fifteen years, celebrates individuals between the ages of 18 and 39 who embody the values of leadership and commitment to the advancement of Indian country. Derek Red Arrow's outstanding achievements and unwavering dedication have earned him this prestigious accolade. 

“Recipients of the Native American 40 Under 40 awards are no longer just our future; they are leaders in their respective fields,” said Chris James, President and CEO of The National Center. “From the silver screen to the farm, 2024 awardees are deserving recipients who will continue to make Indian Country proud and our world a better place.”

The awards will be formally presented at the Native American 40 Under 40 Dinner Reception on Wednesday, March 13, during the 2024 Reservation Economic Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting economic development in Native American communities. With over 50 years of experience, the National Center provides a variety of services to Native American entrepreneurs and businesses, including business development, advocacy, and access to capital. The organization's mission is to advance the economic self-sufficiency and prosperity of Indian Country through entrepreneurship and business development.