This issue is especially exciting, as we feature Cory Littlepage, CEO of Tribal Diagnostics. Littlepage is a young, progressive entrepreneur and an enrolled citizen of the Chickasaw Nation. He exemplifies the pioneering spirit of change, growth, and sustainable business, that mirrors the goals and objectives of TBJ.
As we focus on health and wellness in this issue, we focus on a topic that often times gets brushed under the rug, and is too often overlooked. The health and wellness of Indian Country, and educating young people on the importance of health and wellness, is a vital missing piece in creating progressive and sustainable economic development in Indian Country. It is a well documented, scientific fact that healthy and strong people are generally more productive, more successful and happier.
Health and wellness is about so much more than body weight and image. The subject spans from understanding how different foods impact your body and mind, to understanding how to prevent disease that is likely in your genetic make-up, heritage and family. Additionally, it involves educating young and old on the importance of exercise as a way of life, to improve and sustain mental and physical health and strength. The Notah Begay III Foundation’s efforts to help Indian Country children, which is covered in this issue, is a prime example of this education effort.
Our friend, Gary Davis, discusses the importance of a united voice, and that Indian Country is eventually stronger together, and very powerful as one voice. This is, again, very much in line with the mission and vision of TBJ, to be the 21st Century Voice of Progressive Economic Development and Business in Indian Country.
Finally, we are thrilled to introduce the next great project from TBJ, “The TBJ Tribal Professional Directory.” This will be the BEST and definitive professional directory of those individuals providing products and services to Indian Country. You can read all about this exciting new project on pages 50 and 51.
Beginning in the October issue, we will be providing a print and digital version of the TBJ Tribal Professional Directory. For as little as $500 per month, you can be represented in the only Professional Directory available to all companies doing business in, or interested in doing business in, Indian Country. Every issue will feature a Professional Directory focused on a specific business category, and once a year, we will publish the “TBJ Tribal Professional Directory,” our 13th issue. This reference piece will be the best, definitive, and only world-class professional directory, featuring those individuals who are dedicated to working in and for Indian Country.
We are grateful for the opportunity to be part of the growth and development of 21st Century Economic Development in Indian Country, and look forward to your continued friendship and partnership.
With Warm Regards.
Sandy Lechner, Publisher
Sandy Lechner may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 954.377.9691.