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Advisor, TribaLights

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John Ross grew up on tribal lands as a child of teachers who were also a part of the BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs). After building critical infrastructure for the US Army and United Nations, John returned to his roots 20 years ago to fulfill his lifelong goal of Making A Difference.


John has provided federal grant/loan expertise to procure over $500 million in federal grant/loan financing to over 50 tribal nations for critical infrastructure and essential facilities to be built in their communities.

Through his organization, Canyon Consulting John partners with American Indians, Indian Tribes and Alaska Natives to enhance the quality of their lives, promote economic opportunities, and help protect and improve their trust assets.

Canyon Consulting provides the dedicated expertise that can address individual tribal needs toward ownership of utilities: telecommunications, electricity, water, natural gas, emerging technologies, and renewable energies such as solar power.     

John has access to a wealth of experienced engineers, geologists, geophysicists and business development specialists ready to help Tribes navigate the path toward sustainable economic development.

In addition to making the dream of tribal utility ownership a reality, Canyon Consulting also assists with the development of the tribal community at large, funding, planning and engineering a variety of much needed community health and educational services and amenities.        

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