Make plans to attend RES California, June 17-19, 2013 at Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, CA. This Reservation Economic Summit will feature important presentations covering tribal enterprise and economic development will panels and presentations on energy and utility, taxation, gaming, finance, and much more.
There will be several new and dynamic presentations at this summit, including “The Way” Leadership Advantage Seminar, presented by Chukchansi, Inc., will present concepts from three transformational leadership topics developed by Dr. Robert Watts.
The National Center is also introducing the RES California Teaming Alliance and Business Development Expo, a dynamic multi-day presentation with The National Center’s NCTA program and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
The National Center’s Twenty Grand Business Plan Competition will now be held at our Regional RES on Oct. 22-24. By extending the date of the Twenty Grand Business Plan Competition we are giving competitors more time to refine their business plans and collect necessary resources for the competition. There’s even a chance that we will be able to have greater prizes and awards available for competitors at our fall Regional RES event.
TRADE SHOW – SOLD OUT ! ARTISAN MARKET – SOLD OUT !
GOLF TOURNAMENT – LIMITED AVAILABILITY
The National Center Welcomes New Speakers, Tribes & Organizations to RES California
Internet Gaming Wednesday, June 19 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Ernie Stevens, Jr., is the Chairman and national spokesman for the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) in Washington, DC. Stevens is currently serving his fifth two-year term as the organization’s leader. NIGA, established in 1985, is a non-profit organization of 184 Indian Nations with other non- voting associate members representing tribes and businesses engaged in tribal gaming enterprises from around the country.
From 1993 to 1999 Stevens served as an elected councilman for the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. He is a former First Vice-President of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI). As a respected leader in Indian Country, Stevens also serves on the Native American Rights Fund National Support Committee (NARF), is a Board Member of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED), National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA), and serves on the Native American Advisory Board of the Boys and Girls Club of America.
Stevens is the co-founder for Dreamseekers Foundation of American along with Hulk Hogan to provide contributions to tribal nations that face adversities such as poverty, violence and lack of various resources, specifically focusing on efforts to improve health care and education for Native youth and their families. Stevens has earned an Associate’s degree from Haskell Indian Nations University, in Lawrence, Kansas and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Mount Senario College in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. He is an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin.
He and his wife Cheryl of 30 years have five children, and their 9th grandchild was born on Christmas Day 2008.
Teaming Alliance & Business Development Expo Contracting – Corporate Wednesday, June 19 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Robin M. Billups, Director, Business Development for Women Business Enterprise National Council. WBENC.is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women (WBEs) in the United States. WBENC, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) to provide its world class standard of certification and the leading advocate for WBEs as suppliers to corporations in the domestic and global markets.
Robin is focused on the retention, recruitment and identifying value added services for the Corporate Members and WBEs. This is achieved in collaboration with the 14 RPOs and external relationships: Government, Private Sector and Trade Associations with mutual goals centered in economic empowerment, jobs and wealth creation.
As the former VP/National Supplier Diversity Manager with a Fortune 300 corporation, Robin has solid expertise in developing and implementing Supplier Diversity, Procurement and Small Business strategies towards diversifying the supply chain.
Billups has a 30+ year financial services career commencing in the areas of commercial real estate financing.
A native of St. Louis, Mo., Billups is a graduate of the University of Missouri/Columbia and USC alum. She is married to Kenneth Billups Jr. with two young adult sons – Kenneth III (Malaika) and Jared Preston; both are Florida A & M University Alums. Robin is very actively engaged as a board member with community and trade organizations. The family home is in Inglewood, CA.
Energy Tuesday June,18th 10:45 am – 11:45 am Eldeberry Room
Mr. Allen George Cadreau is a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Mr. Cadreau has over 25 years in the electrical industry. His technical background and experience in utility scale power plant development allows Mr. Cadreau to provide a unique service to Indian tribes through out the North American Continent that are interested in large-scale electric generation. Prior to founding Indian Energy LLC in 2009, Allen was previously an energy consultant to Inland Energy Inc., where he served as Vice President of Engineering. Inland Energy has permitted and/or constructed over 2000MW of electric generation. He was responsible for coordinating all technical efforts related to the acquisition of permits, projects financing and construction efforts of multiple renewable energy projects located in the Southwest. He holds an active California C-10 electrical contractor’s license (17 years). He has a detailed understanding of electrical theory and its utility scale, commercial and industrial applications. He specializes in handling the complex relationship between Sovereign Nations and the North American Governments. Mr. Cadreau is an Electrical Engineer with a B.S. in Electronic Engineering Technologies from Ohio Institute of Technology.
Teaming Alliance & Business Development Expo International Trade Tuesday, June 18 4:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Paul Smith serves as an Economic Development Specialist and District International Trade Officer in the Santa Ana District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration. One of his primary responsibilities is planning and conducting export trade programs for small businesses.
Paul Smith is an accomplished professional with twenty-five years experience in business development. His career encompasses both the private and public sectors. His experience includes sales management, direct marketing, export promotion, and matchmaking, for markets worldwide. As Economic Development Specialist, and District International Trade Officer for the U.S. Small Business Administration Mr. Smith is responsible for outreach to the business community for the Santa Ana District office. His expertise focuses on International Relations, High Tech industries. Formerly, as the Business Development Specialist for the Minority Business Development Agency, Mr. Smith was responsible for the selection, monitoring and advising of grant projects. In addition he was responsible for the Native American and International Business Development activities for the western region. He works closely with private industries, trade associations, state / federal Agencies and local chambers to promote international trade.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas
Big Sandy Rancheria
Colville Confederated Tribes
Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians
Gila River Indian Community
Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake
Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma
La Posta Band of Mission Indians
Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe
Lac Vieux Desert Band of Chippewa
Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria
Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians
Moosomin First Nation
Morongo Band of Mission Indians
Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians
Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians
Pueble of Pojoaque
Pueblo of Sandia
Quinault Indian Nation
San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians
Santa Rosa Rancheria
Seminole Tribe of Florida
Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians
Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation
Table Mountain Rancheria
Three Affiliated Tribes
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
Winnemucca Indian Colony of Shoshone Tribal Nation of Nevada
COMPANIES & ORGANIZATIONS
American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico
American Indian Film Institute
Blue King/Chukchansi Corporation
Blue Stone Strategy Group
Blue Thunderbird Entertainment
Burggraf Tire Co.
C & G Consulting
Chickasaw Nation Industries
Chock Rock Vineyard
Clarity Services, Inc.
Clark & Sullivan Construction
Clearing House CDFI
Cooper Zietz Engineers
Dance Designs, Inc.
Energy Innovation Foundation
Family Joule Holdings, Inc.
First Nations Development Institute
Food Services of America
Gaming Laboratories International, LLC
GEObet Online Gaming Network
Gila River Indian Community Utility Authority
Harrison, Walker, & Harper
Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals
Intertribal Agriculture Council
Island Mountain Development Group
Kenco Tribal Marketing Initiatives
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
LCO Casino Lodge & Convention Center
Lummi Commercial Company
MacFarlane Group, Inc.
Managed Business Solutions
McElhaney Structural Engineers, LLC
Moosomin First Nation
NANA Development Corporation
National Indian Gaming Association
Native American Coffee/Chukchansi Inc.
Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA)
Native American Management Services
Native American Marketing
Native American Natural Foods
Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise
Native Protection International
Otoe-Missouria Development Authority
Paparazzi P & E
Pechanga Gaming Commission
Plain Green, LLC
Potawatomi Business Development Corporation
Potomac Energy Fund
Pueble of Pojoaque Development Corporation
Pueblo of Pojoaque Enterprise Corporation
Quality Conservation Energy
Quechan Housing Authority
Quinault Pride Seafood
Running Brave Properties, LLC
San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians Economic Development Agency
Presenting sponsors include Chuckchansi, Incorporated, a tribal enterprise dedicated to diversifying the economic holdings of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California, and Native American Financial Services Association, which provides vital services to tribal governments serving the under-banked with better short-term financial services, furthering economic development opportunities in Indian Country for the benefit of our tribal communities.
Anticipated attendees to the three-day event are respected tribal leaders, state and local elected officials, and top CEOs. The event will feature networking and teaming opportunities, a three part Tribal leadership seminar, business development sessions, a business trade show, an American Indian art market and much more.
RES California is part of the expansion of the NCAIED’s highly successful National Reservation Economic Summit (National RES) targeted with a regionally focus. The event is nationally attended, and other relevant events take place throughout the nation. The annual National RES will be held again on March 17-20, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Below Indian Country Today Media Network breaks down some select RES California forums and panel sessions.
Tribal Business Leaders Forum
Sponsored by the NOVA Corporation, the Tribal Business Leaders Forum is a dynamic collaboration between executives of Tribal Enterprises and Alaska Native Corporations. Tribal Business Leaders will communicate their experiences regarding Indian Country’s economic development, accomplishments, obstacles and aspirations with each other in order to build Tribal economic alliances and broaden the scope of domestic and global economic opportunity for Indian country.
Gary Davis, NCAIED President and CEO, will moderate the discussion between Tony Sanchez, Jr., president of the Seminole Tribe of Florida; Chance Alberta, chairman of Chukchansi, Inc.; Derrick Watchman, CEO of the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprises and chairman of the NCAIED; and Randy Wilson, chief operating officer and executive vice president of NOVA Corporation.
Tribal Economic Diversification: Tribes Diversifying Primary Revenues and Growing Economies in 2013 and Beyond
The first track on economic development delves into tribal economic diversification and growing economies in 2013 and beyond. Progressive tribes are recognizing the declines in gaming revenue and federal funding, states the NCAIED agenda, and they are planning for future sustainability. They are taking into account what will lead to successful financial growth with respect to their culturally rich communities.
This panel discussion will focus on how to successfully use planning to accomplish key priorities by identifying and prioritizing core issues facing Native Nations; establishing realistic goals, objectives and actions in line with the overall “big picture”; building consensus and developing ownership throughout Tribal business organizations; focusing available funding and staffing resources on key priorities; creating more effective economic development direction and priorities for your Tribe or organization.
Moderator Kip Ritchie, COO, Potawatomi Business Development Corporation and NCAIED Board Member, will engage Brian Patterson, president of the United South and Eastern Tribes Inc. and Bear Clan Representative to the Oneida Indian Nation’s Men’s Council and Clan Mothers; as well as Jamie Fullmer, chairman and CEO of Blue Stone Strategy Group; and John Mooers, president of Blue Stone Strategy Group.
This Expo will focus on helping small businesses connect with the National Center Teaming Alliance (NCTA), which is funded by the Small Business Administration (SBA). By working with the NCTA, small businesses will be able to grow and develop through access to these services:
Teaming & Partnerships
Business Plan Development
Strategic Growth Planning
Importing & Exporting
International Business Development
TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013 1:45 – 6:00 PM MAIN BALLROOM
1:45 – 2:30 PM - Incorporation & Certification 2:30 – 3:15 PM - 8(A) Certification 3:15 – 4:00 PM - Business Plan Development 4:00 – 4:45 PM - Procurement Assistance 4:45 – 6:00 PM - International Trade
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013 1:00 – 5:00 PM MAIN BALLROOM
Leveraging Tribal Renewable Resources To Support Military Energy Goals
May 30-31, 2013
Wild Horse Pass Hotel And Casino
The seventh in a series of planned U.S. DOE Office of Indian Energy-sponsored strategic energy development forums, this Tribal Leader Forum is designed to provide information for western U.S. tribal leaders and military leaders on the renewable energy resource development potential on tribal lands, and the opportunities for partnerships between tribes and military installations to promote energy development on tribal lands to achieve military energy security goals. Tribal leaders will also have the opportunity to directly converse with each other and key military leadership by participating in a roundtable discussion to share ideas on how to capitalize on the various renewable energy opportunities and partnerships with the military.