Allison Aldridge-Saur has worked in high-tech and web for over ten years. She holds a Master’s degree in German Literature and Culture. As a member of the Chickasaw Nation, she jumped at the chance to leverage digital media to support the Tribal business initiatives that fund services for Chickasaw people and Native Americans. In 2011, she spoke at SXSW on “What Digital Tribes Can Learn from Native Americans” which explored what Native Americans know about Tribal systems and what holds them together and motivates membership. Aldridge-Saur is an eConsultancy Digital Vision Grantee, writing a series exploring the nature of digital communities through a Native American perspective and revealing applicable tribal techniques to make them stronger.