Emerald Skye Byrd – National Centre for American Indian Enterprise Development

Emerald Skye Byrd of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana (Nokko Clan), serves as the Director of Communications. She holds a Master’s in Advertising from SCAD-Atlanta, supported by a Bachelor’s in Digital Media, and an Associate’s in AVATAR from Louisiana State University. During her time at LSU, she served as the Native American Student Organization’s President and Vice President.

Byrd’s career in PR/Marketing encompasses a broad background of its many facets, extensive experience in language and cultural activism, database management and research, branding, social media management, digital creative and production, with strong focus on public relations. At age 19, while working with the Coushatta Tribe, she produced her first mobile app, a dictionary of the Koasati language still in use today. Her experience includes 17+ years working with her tribe and has collaborated with numerous corporations in Atlanta, Georgia while pursuing her Master’s degree. She has been employed with NCAIED since 2021.