Board

AIBL is governed by a national Board of Directors comprised of distinguished individuals from various education and business fields. AIBL is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes as described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the 1954 (or the corresponding provisions of any future United States Internal Revenue Law) to provide

* An organization which supports and promotes American Indian business people and entrepreneurs which will encourage unity and cooperation and will provide a basis from which efforts may be made toward the advancement of the American Indian people. This includes substantially increasing the number of formally educated American Indian business managers, owners, and/or entrepreneurs who will develop tribal/reservation economies to promote the welfare, independence, and advancement of all Indian people

* Better communication among American Indian business students and between the students and the American Indian people and the general public

* A basis for the development of professionalism among the American Indian business students and members of AIBL

* Assistance to American Indian business students, including but not limited to: Financial assistance for school/work; Educational opportunities, such as curriculum development; research; publication; career development; distribution of educational materials; educational film production, etc

* Providing a forum for discussion and an extended-family support system in the academic and employment areas; and providing mentoring and professional/peer networking opportunities

* Providing a student and professional foundation to assist with the exploration of problems associated with tribal economic development, emphasizing culturally appropriate Indian business development

* Promoting the interest of American Indians to pursue careers as tribal managers, Indian business owners, and/or entrepreneurs

* Participating in any grant, program, benefits or services available under any federal, state, or local law from any other person or organization or agency

* The establishment of cooperative efforts with corporate, private, state, and federal entities which are concerned with the under-representation of minorities in business.