Locations: McKinley County (Carbon), Whatcom County (Logistics)
Census Tract:, 35031943902, 53073940000
Congressional Districts: NM-03 (Carbon), WA-01 (Logistics)
Investment Date: Q4 2019
Native American Ventures works to develop, diversify, support, and expand the economic infrastructure of tribal nations. Through tools such as education, job training, leadership and mentorship, opportunity scouting, legislative advocacy, and financing, NAVF is helping pave the way for successful and sustainable tribal economies.
In addition, NAVF serves as the management organization to multiple tribal projects, helping promote each indigenous venture while supporting the economic ecosystem within tribal communities. Two of NAVF portfolio projects that are currently underway are Tribal Logistics and Carbon.
Tribal Carbon: Operating business working to reverse carbon emissions by generating carbon offsets through the management of tribal forests. The carbon credits are sold to companies to offset their carbon footprint in compliance with California carbon emissions regulations. By implementing carbon sequestration projects on Native American lands, NAVF aims to deliver carbon credits that will yield exponential profit while aligning with Native American cultural and environmental values.
Tribal Logistics: Operating business focused on establishing a network of free trade zones and facilities in rural Washington state operated by federally recognized Native American Tribes, creating trading opportunities for tribal nations and local businesses alike. The goals of the zones includes increased trade, increased investment, job creation and to increase overall economic development.
Verte OZ invested as a seed investor in the General Partnership; Native American Partners, which has revenue-sharing arrangements on these and other tribal projects. A series of limited partnerships are now available for each of the respective projects, and Verte OZ is evaluating increasing its investments through these limited partnerships.