USA: National Indian Business Association Presents 1st Annual 'Environmental Stewardship' Award to General Motors
In presenting the Award, Homer cited General Motors' historical leadership role in developing advanced vehicle emission control technologies and industrial processes. "From GM's early leadership role in developing the catalytic converter to its introduction here in California of the first dedicated electric powered vehicle for mass consumer sales, General Motors has been a leader in the forefront of environmental protection," Mr. Homer said.
"Environmental protection has been and continues to be a historical and sacred part of Indian culture. In advancing our partnership with Corporate America to bring jobs and economic growth and prosperity to Indian Country, we will aspire to those standards and goals that balance environmental, social and economic considerations, exemplified by General Motors," Mr. Homer said.
NIBA, a 100-percent Native American-controlled non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 1992. Its mission is to promote Native American business development through education, communication and training. NIBA serves as a resource for networking, communications and marketing and as a clearinghouse for activities among its 24,000 Native American businesses. Through these and other efforts, NIBA has gained national recognition as a non-profit organization offering access to the Native American business community.