The recently established federal program “Opportunity Zones” can help American Indian tribal communities many of which have poverty rates in excess of 20%. Many Tribes are in an Opportunity Zone or are part of a zone. Tribal lands are the size of many States combined and offer good long term investment opportunities and investments can also be supported by other federal tax credits and programs.
Tartoosh LLC is an American Indian owned firm offering consulting services to bring together tribal communities and private sector investment. Led by Robert J. Martin, an enrolled member of the Makah Tribe, with 40 years of federal; tribal; private sector and nonprofit experience (including representing different Tribes and serving as the National Ombudsman of the US Environmental Protection Agency in Washington DC); Tartoosh LLC can help guide investing in successful projects in tribal and participating non-tribal communities through the new program.