Lambert receives 40 under 40 Award

by Sep 20, 2011Front Page, NEWS ka-no-he-da0 comments


EBCI tribal member Jason Lambert (4th from left) is shown receiving his recognition as being selected to the Native American 40 Under 40 list. Shown (left-right) are NCAIED board members - Susan Masten, Joan Timeche, chairperson Margo Gray-Proctor, Lambert, John Echohawk, Joel Frank, Clyde Gooden, Litefoot, Kip Ritchie and Richard Tallbear. (NCAIED photo)





                Last month, the One Feather reported that Jason Lambert, an EBCI tribal member, had been named to the 2011 Native American 40 Under 40 list by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED).  He officially received the award at the 36th Annual Indian Progress in Business (INPRO) Awards banquet held Thursday, Sept. 8 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. 

                “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.”

                The NCAIED states that the Native American 40 Under 40 recognition program was started in 2009.  It 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.”