The Big Picture
Evine Trading is more than just trade. Tribal lands in the United States are suffering economically everyday, and new innovative approaches are needed. Evine Trading seeks to spark a necessary, healthy economy through trade and specialty manufacturing starting on the Lummi Nation in Northwest Washington State. By implementing successful business models and creating opportunities for employment at Lummi, Evine demonstrates best practices that can be replicated on other reservations as well. This improves economic conditions within Indian Reservations and helps reverse the effects of poverty on tribal lands.
All tribal lands in the U.S. are classified as HUBZones in need of economic development, according to sba.gov
Natives, in the U.S., have the highest rate of poverty than any other racial group (100% larger than the national average).
Nearly 33% of all Native Americans live in poverty compared to the national average of 12.4% .
In Washington alone, the unemployment rate for the tribal service population is 15.5%