Travois is a mission-driven business focused exclusively on promoting housing and economic development for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities. Since 1995, Travois has brought investor equity to more than 200 developments through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program and New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program, making an impact of more than $1.4 billion across Indian Country. These private investor funds have helped build or rehabilitate nearly 5,500 homes and have helped finance critical economic developments, including infrastructure, health care, community centers, education facilities and job incubators. The Travois family of companies also offers architectural design and construction monitoring services, environmental assessments, consulting on green energy improvements, asset management and compliance services, impact investment models, and comprehensive training to clients in 22 states, from Hawaii and Alaska to Maine and California.
In 2018, Travois launched Travois First Fridays to support and promote American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, First Nations, and Mexican Indigenous artists through a juried exhibition and with a vision to see Native artists more prominently featured in metropolitian Kansas City. Travois welcomes River Market Community Association members to attend its 2019 First Friday celebrations on Feb. 1, May 3, June 7, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4 and Nov. 1. The events are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged. More information about the juried exhibition series can be found on our website.