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About AIBL

The American Indian Business Leaders LOBO Chapter was established October 9, 2008 by a dynamic group of 15 motivated University of New Mexico Business Students under the guidance of 2 Advisors.  The AIBL LOBO Chapter members strive to achieve academic excellence, enhance leadership skills, actively engage in community service & learning, and develop a national and local network of successful business leaders.

AIBL supports and promotes the education and development of future American Indian business leaders.
Founding Principles
AIBL's spirit of success stems from four guiding principles: Education, Leadership, Experience, Culture


AIBL is the only American Indian non-profit organization solely dedicated to empowering business students in the United States. Our programs are designed to engage students in activities that stimulate, enhance, and expand educational experiences beyond traditional academic methods. All students are encouraged to participate in AIBL regardless of race, academic major, or career objectives.

AIBL was organized in January 1994 and was recognized as a 501(c)(3) in 1995 on the University of Montana’s campus in Missoula as a result of founder, and first Executive Director, Michelle Henderson’s (Assiniboine) master thesis. The original idea evolved from concern expressed by many tribal leaders that recognized a critical need for educated, experienced members to assist with tribal economic development efforts.

Vision Statement

Our survival as American Indian people is determined in part by our tribal economic environments. We believe the stronger our tribal infrastructures, the stronger all American Indian people will be, socially, politically, and most of all culturally. We are committed to supporting and promoting our future American Indian business leaders who will use their education and experience to ultimately assist in empowering tribal economic environments.