By SCOTT MCKIE B.P.
ONE FEATHER STAFF
Jason Lambert, an EBCI tribal member, has been recognized as one of the top emerging American Indian leaders. He has been named to the 2011 Native American 40 Under 40 list by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED).
“I am extremely honored to have received this award,” said Lambert who is the director of the EBCI Planning and Economic Development program. “ I feel that it speaks highly of the EBCI and the opportunities that have been developed for enrolled members. This recognition could not have happened if not for the education and employment opportunities afforded me through the tribe. It also speaks to the success of our tribe’s economic development efforts. Overall, it is a great national recognition not only for me, but for our tribe and the path that we are on.”
Lambert will receive his award next month at the 36th Annual Indian Progress in Business Awards Event at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
“The Native American 40 Under 40 recognition was incorporated in 2009 as part of the National Center’s 40th Anniversary and highlights 40 existing and emerging American Indian leaders under 40 years of age who have demonstrated leadership, initiative and dedication to achieve impressive and significant contributions in their businesses, communities and to Indian Country,” information from NCAIED states.