Joseph McNeil

Joseph McNeil

Joseph McNeil

2019
Bush Fellowship

Fort Yates, ND — Joseph McNeil (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe) is focused on building possibility for the children of his Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. He wants to change young people's perceptions about what life can be and give them the tools they need to be financially free. As head of the tribe's economic development arm, he has learned how to revitalize, stabilize and maintain tribal businesses. Now, to become a leader who can create new, entrepreneurial pathways for younger generations, he seeks to increase his understanding of corporate business finance and impact investing. He will earn a master's degree in business finance, lead efforts to build a tribal credit union and seek new ways to help his community acquire land where tribal businesses can flourish.