Our History

AIBL was organized in January 1994 and was recognized as a 501(c)(3) in 1995 on the University of Montana’s campus in Missoula as a result of founder, and first Executive Director, Michelle Henderson’s master thesis.

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Our Mission

The mission of AIBL is to increase the representation of American Indians and Alaska Natives in business and entrepreneurial ventures through education and leadership development opportunities.

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Vision Statement

AIBL’s vision over the next decade is to become the pre-eminent national non-profit organization serving American Indians and Alaska Natives by providing business and entrepreneurship education.

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American Indian Business Leaders

image AIBL is the only American Indian non-profit organization solely dedicated to empowering business students in the United States. Our programs are designed to engage students in activities that stimulate, enhance, and expand educational experiences beyond traditional academic methods. All students are encouraged to participate in AIBL regardless of race, academic major, or career objectives.

Our Recent News

2016 AIBL Annual National Conference AIBL,April 07 , 2016

Save the date:

April 6, 2016

Golf Tournament

Whirlwind Golf Club


April 7-9, 2016

Wild Horse Pass Hotel

Phoenix, AZ

AIBL Sponsorship Information AIBL,August 01 , 2015

AIBL’s vision over the next five years is to increase the number of student chapters throughout the nation to better serve American Indians and Alaska Native students.  Currently, we have 19 active chapters at various universities, 27 tribal college chapters, 19 high school chapters and 12 junior high chapters.  Over the next five years, we expect to see exponential growth in all four of these chapter designations.  

At the heart of AIBL is the desire to serve students by providing business and entrepreneurship education, leadership development training, and necessary support for young men and women who aspire to pursue studies and careers in business, entrepreneurship, and related disciplines.

Generous donors like you are the key to our organization's success. We hope that we can count on your support to help us achieve our mission. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We'd be glad to tell you more about what our program is currently doing as well as what our future goals are. Thank you so much for your time and consideration.