Derrick Watchman (NCAIED Chairman), and Gary Davis (President and CEO, NCAIED) and the staff at NCAIED wish to express their support for people in Oklahoma who have been affected by the tornadoes in recent days.
To show our support NCAIED is making a donation to the Red Cross who is there helping people.
People who wish to make a donation can support American Red Cross Disaster Relief, which helps provide food, shelter and emotional support to those affected by disasters like the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas as well as disasters big and small throughout the United States by visiting redcross.org, dialing 1-800-REDCROSS or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Native American Connections Inspire at RES2013 By Deanna Burgart, CET EIT For Elements Magazine A Canada First Nations Energy Publication by the National Energy Business Centre of Excellence (NEBCE)
Leadership and listening were two key messages throughout RES – the 2013 National Reservation Economic Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada from March 11 – 14, 2013. Steven B. Wiley, keynote speaker from the Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg who has influenced organizations such as Kellogg, Ford, Wells Fargo, Home Depot and more, shares that “We could be better leaders, in large part because we could be much better listeners.” He explains the difference between Transactional Leaders and Transformational Leaders. Transactional leaders utilize HR processes and their authority to plan, organize, control, coordinate and direct. Transformational leaders do much more. They operate from their own experiences and personality. They lead based on their value system and they envision, enable, role model, build culture, co-create, and listen.
Victoria Labalme, a motivational speaker and facilitator, has worked with several Fortune 500 companies to inspire, engage and improve their bottom line by weaving art and creativity into business. During her keynote, she introduced the audience to The Prism Effect ™ and finding your passion and purpose – or “Through Line.” Victoria also spoke about listening and she made a valid point through telling her audience that although many in business attend training on leadership, presenting, speaking, and communicating – very few attend formal training on the topic of listening. Both her keynote and her workshop on listening were inspiring and received with both gratitude and enthusiasm from the packed rooms.
RES is presented by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED), a national 501(C)(3) non-profit American Indian economic and business development organization. The organization was founded in 1969 by a small group of seven American Indian community leaders based in Los Angeles, California. It was initially named the Urban Indian Development Association or UIDA. UIDA worked with both government agencies and corporations to assist American Indian enterprise development. Working with several influential US Senators, the UIDA changed its name to the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development in the late 1980s. This change reflected both an increase in scope of services, as well as a focus on both urban and reservation-based economic development. The organization relocated to Arizona and now owns a 10,000 square foot building in Mesa, Arizona, which serves as its corporate headquarters.
Janice Jimmie, assistant toMississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Chairwoman Phyliss Anderson, wants to help her tribe. Her people enjoy a fairly strong economy, but it needs a shot in the arm.
“We have focused so much on casinos that we want to diversify,” she said, adding that’s the main reason why she traveled to the 27th annual National Reservation Economic Summit – her first.
As such, Jimmie is in the same boat with many other attendees at the Summit whose tribes rely heavily on casino revenue. And for that segment of the Native population, along with other tribal nations that are perhaps barely breaking into industry, the NCAIED offered the Tribal Business Leaders’ Forum, a new opportunity that made its debut today at RES 2013.
During the three-hour panel discussion, representatives from highly successful Native businesses joined high-ranking officials from Washington to reveal key paths available to tribes seeking economic development and economic diversity.
Annette Hamilton, for example, is Vice President and COO of Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation for the rural Winnebago Tribe in Nebraska. She said her organization found a way to resolve a dire problem – a 65 percent unemployment rate in 1993, before Ho-Chunk started.
“Today if you’re unemployed on the Nation, you’re part of an unemployable sector,” she said. A signature success of her corporation is the Ho-Chunk Village in Winnebago, which boasts livable residential infrastructure and retail space.
Please join Mr. Gary Davis, President / CEO of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development as he speaks with Native America Calling about what’s going on around Indian Country. The National Reservation Economic Summit will be held March 11th – 14th at the Mandalay Bay resort and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada and will feature respected Tribal Leaders, State and Local elected and top CEO’s.
Mrs. Susan Masten – Vice Chairwoman of the Yurok Tribe and of the NCAIED
The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s (NCAIED) Vice-Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, Susan Masten, has been elected Vice-Chair of the Yurok Tribe. Mrs. Masten will be officially installed as Vice-Chair of the Yurok Tribe on October 30, 2012 at 11am PST at the Klamath Tribal offices in Klamath, California. Mrs. Masten previously served as Chairperson of the Yurok Tribe from 1997-2004.
Mrs. Masten was elected President of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) in October 1999 and served for one term. Since NCAI’s founding in 1955, she is only the second woman elected President and is the first President from the State of California. Prior to her NCAI Presidency, Mrs. Masten served as the NCAI First Vice President from 1994-1996, and the NCAI Sacramento Area Vice President from 1992-1994. She served as the Marketing and Promotion Specialist for United Indian Development association and was appointed by the Secretary of the Interior to serve as a Yurok transition Team Member to implement the Hoopa-Yurok settlement Act, 1998-1991, and was elected by the base roll members of the Yurok Tribe to serve on the Interim Yurok Tribal Council 1991-1994 where she was instrumental in organizing the Yurok Tribe. She served on the Intertribal Monitoring Association on Indian Trust Funds as the Vice Chair, and she served as Co-Chair of the Department of the Interior Trust Reform Task Force in 2002, was the president of the Klamath Chamber of Commerce, the Vice Chair for the Klamath Fisheries Management Council, and Chair for the Klamath River Traditional Indian Fishers Association.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting a business development program called Emerging 200 (e200) for Native American Small Business Owners from April 2012 to November 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Any Native American and/or tribally owned small business.
Be in business for three years or more.
Have achieved revenues of $300,000 to $10,000,000 (negotiable)
CEO commitment to devote 100 hours for extensive executive training.
WHAT e200 OFFER’s?
SBA Arizona District Office will host the training for 17 small business owners
Educational Program begins April 2012 and ends November 2012 and will be held in Phoenix, AZ
Entrepreneurs will be committed to 40 hours of classroom instruction divided over 13 class sessions. They will spend at least 12 hours in CEO Mentoring Groups. Out of class learning time commitment will be at least 40 hours. In total each participant can expect to commit approximately 100 hours of total training time.