Heather Dawn Thompson
Heather Dawn Thompson is a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, a Harvard Law School graduate, and an expert in Native American Tribal economic development.
She is the Founder and Lead Manager of Native American Capital’s Tribal Opportunity Zones Venture Group.
Ms. Thompson is nationally recognized for her expertise in tribal owned businesses and the legal, tax, financial, and structuring benefits of conducting business with Tribal governments and Tribal corporations. She is a national leader in tribal economic development and a Bush Fellow focusing on Tribal Finance, Tribal sustainable enterprises, and Native American food sovereignty.
Ms. Thompson has extensive experience working with investors and corporations doing business in Indian Country, individual tribes, tribal and Indian-owned corporations, and intertribal associations.
Ms. Thompson served an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in South Dakota’s Indian Country Section on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and is the former President of the National Native American Bar Association (NNABA).