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National RES Las Vegas 2013

“Honoring Our Past…Defining Our Future”

CONFERENCE AGENDA

March 11-14, 2013

Monday, March 11           Activity

7:00 and 7:30am                                 Transportation: Two (2) Shuttles to Golf Course. Pick up at Mandalay Bay Tour Lobby

 

8:15am                                                      Breakfast at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort (Participants Only)

 

9:00am –  3:00pm                               27th Annual NCAIED Scholarship Golf Classic at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort with special guest Feature Film Director, Muppets creator and voice of Yoda from Star Wars – Frank Oz. Special Live auction of Muppets and Star Wars memorabilia autographed to winning bidders by Frank Oz.

 

12:00pm – 7:00pm                             On Site Registration Opens – sponsored by US Bank

• TRADEWINDS E and F

 

5:00pm – 6:00pm                                Procurement Expo Orientation: Getting Ready for Procurement at National RES Las Vegas 2013. Powered by US Bank and WBENC.

• MARINERS A and B

 

7:00pm –  9:00pm                               Grand Opening Welcome Reception with musical guest Gabriel Ayala

• ISLANDER BALLROOM

 

 

Tuesday, March 12           Activity                                                                                                                                 

7:00am – 5:00pm                                Registration

• TRADEWINDS E and F

 

6:30am – 8:00am                                RES Networking Breakfast

• Full Conference: SOUTH PACIFIC BALLROOM

• Exhibitors: BAYSIDE B/TRADE SHOW

 

8:30am – 10:00am                             Opening General Session

SOUTH PACIFIC BALLROOM

  • Posting of Colors – Native American Female Color Guard
  • Opening Prayer – Crosslin Smith
  • RES 2013 Grand Opening Spectacular
  • Welcome, Gary Davis – President/CEO, NCAIED
  • Welcome, Margo Gray-Proctor – Chairwoman, NCAIED
  • Welcome, Benny Tso- Chairman, Las Vegas Paiute Tribe
  • Welcome, The White House – Office of Public Engagement
  • Awards Presentation:
  • Corporate Advocate of the Year
  • Congressional Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Featured Keynote Speaker: Victoria Labalme – Internationally Renowned Creative Communications Strategist for Elite “Fortune 100” Executives and High Performing Teams
  • Procession to the National RES Las Vegas 2013 Business Tradeshow, Procurement Expo and American Indian Art Market

 

10:15am – 10:30am                          Business Tradeshow, Procurement Expo and American Indian Art Market – Ribbon Cutting

BAYSIDE B

 

10:30am – 6:00pm                             Business Tradeshow, Procurement Expo and American Indian Art Market      • BAYSIDE B

 

11:30am – 1:30pm                             Collaboration Luncheon – Provided in the Business Tradeshow, Procurement Expo area

• BAYSIDE B

 

1:00pm – 4:00pm                                Tribal Business Leaders Forum at National RES sponsored by NOVA Corporation. Join this dynamic collaboration between executives of Tribal Enterprises, Alaska Native Corporations and members of the United States Congress. Tribal Business Leaders will communicate their experiences regarding Indian Country’s economic development accomplishments, obstacles and aspirations with each other, and with Congressional leaders, in order to build Tribal economic alliances and broaden the scope of domestic and global economic opportunity for Indian Country.

• SOUTH PACIFIC BALLROOM

 

2:30pm – 3:00pm                                RES Networking Break In the N2N Networking Lounge sponsored by IBM       • BAYSIDE B/TRADE SHOW

 

4:00pm – 6:00pm                                 NCAIED’s 40 Under 40 Business Mixer at the Center StageMeet and rub elbows with Indian Country’s next generation of movers and shakers! A very special RES Networking Reception allowing you the opportunity to meet with the recipients of NCAIED’s “Native American 40 Under 40” award.  The NCAIED’s “Native American 40 under 40” are some of the finest young and up coming Native American Tribal Leaders, Business Executives and Entrepreneurs involved in Tribal leadership and a broad scope of businesses, across a variety of economic sectors. Join us for this special business mixer to be held at the Center Stage area in the Business Tradeshow.

• BAYSIDE B/TRADE SHOW

 

6:30pm – 9:00pm                                Tribal Business Leaders Networking Reception sponsored by NOVA Corporation – Invitation Only

ISLANDER BALLROOM

  

Wednesday, March 13    Activity                                                                                       

7:00am – 5:00pm                                Registration

• TRADEWINDS E and F

 

6:30am – 8:00am                                RES Networking Breakfast

• Full Conference: SOUTH PACIFIC BALLROOM

• Exhibitors: BAYSIDE B/TRADE SHOW

 

8:30am – 10:00am                             General Session – Day 2

SOUTH PACIFIC BALLROOM

  • Prayer – John Red Eagle – Chief, Osage Tribe
  • Tracey LeBeau – Director, U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs
    • Awards Presentation:
      • AMERICAN INDIAN BUSINESS OWNER OF THE YEAR
      • TRIBAL GAMING VISIONARY & SMALL BUSINESS EMPOWERMENT AWARD
      • TIM WAPATO PUBLIC ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR AWARD
      • AMERICAN INDIAN LEADERSHIP AWARD
    • Featured Keynote Speaker: Steven B. Wiley – The Human Side of High Performance. Mr. Wiley is a proven entrepreneur, author and highly acclaimed speaker who has influenced tens of thousands of top executives from around the world from corporations including Kellogg, Ford, Wells Fargo, Home Depot, Bristol Myers, Verizon and many more.

10:30am – 6:00pm                             Business Tradeshow, Procurement Expo & American Indian Art Market          • BAYSIDE B

 

10:00am – 10:30am                          RES Networking Break sponsored by Hoopa Valley Indian Tribe and Arctic IT   • SOUTH PACIFIC BALLROOM FOYER

 

10:30am – 11:30am                          Breakout Sessions ONE

 

-Track 1: ENERGYSovereign Power! Tribal Utility Creation and Energy Development! Learn why the opportunity in Indian Country for Tribal Nations to create their own Tribal Utilities has never been better. Learn how Tribes can provide energy at rates of return more favorable to tribal members than local utilities and how Tribal Utilities can buy power at wholesale – as efficiently as local utility/IOU’s.  Learn how Tribal Utilities can create opportunities for job growth within the Tribe and are able to set their own policies, increasing efficiency in local distribution operations and management.

• ISLANDER F

Moderator: Richard Tall Bear – President & CEO, The Tall Bear Group and Member Board of Directors, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development.

  1. John Lewis – Chairman, Gila River Indian Community Utility Authority
  2. Michelle Holiday – Senior Manager of Legislative and Native American Affairs, Edison International and Member Board of Directors, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
  3. Craig Oberg – Vice President Consulting, Avant Energy

-Track 2: LEADERSHIPUnited Tribal Organizations: United South and Eastern Tribes (USET), Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians and United Indian Tribes of Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. Join this special panel with many of Indian Country’s most influential Tribal Organizations as they discuss intertribal economic development opportunities and the benefits of cross cultural collaboration and teaming together to accomplish a brighter future for Indian Country.

• ISLANDER G

Co-Moderator: Margo Gray-Proctor – President, Horizon Engineering and Chairwoman, Board of Directors, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development.

Co-Moderator: Jefferson Keel – President, National Congress of American Indian and Lt. Governor, Chickasaw Nation

  1. Wallace Coffey – Chairman, Comanche Nation
  2. George Thurman – Principal Chief, Sac and Fox Nation
  3. Brian Patterson – President, United South and Eastern Tribes Inc. and Bear Clan Representative to the Oneida Indian Nation’s Men’s Council and Clan Mothers
  4. Fawn Sharp  – Chairwoman, Quinault Tribe and Chair, Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI)

 

-Track 3: LEADERSHIP TRAINING  The Through Line and the Art of Listening™ – It’s Why Great Leaders Are Great Listeners! From senior executives at Fortune 100 companies to sales professionals, entrepreneurs and industry leaders, Creative Communications Strategist Victoria Labalme has helped thousands of individuals tap into what makes them distinct to transform their communications and take them into an entirely new realm—one marked by creativity, innovation, heart, humor, authenticity, impact…and lasting results.

• ISLANDER H

Presenter: Victoria Labalme – CEO & Creative Director, Victoria Labalme Communications, LLC

 

-Track 4: TAXATION, Part 1  – IRS Tax Implications on Tribes, Tribal Enterprises and Tribal members. Tribes and intertribal organizations have formed the Intertribal Organization Tax Initiative (IOTI) to carry out united tribal action to confront new forms of intrusion into the sovereign affairs of tribes by federal and state taxation policies.  Tribal governments have had to defend against expansive Internal Revenue Service (IRS) examinations and audits of tribal government services to members.  Tribal governmental and economic development programs have been hindered by the more burdensome federal tax requirements imposed on tribes than on state governments.  Meanwhile, states continue to seek mechanisms to obtain state revenues from tribal commerce.   This break-out session, featuring representatives of the IOTI Tax Initiative, will report on key tax policy developments and what to expect in the coming year, including pending IRS guidelines on the General Welfare exclusion and tribal proposals for tax reform legislation as well as other tax policy efforts that have been undertaken to defend tribal sovereignty, strengthen nation-building and stimulate economic development.

• ISLANDER C

Moderator:  Susan Masten – Vice-Chairwoman, Yurok Tribe and Vice-Chairwoman Board of Directors, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

  1. Kitcki Carroll – Executive Director, United South & Eastern Tribes, Inc.
  2. F. Michael Willis, Partner, Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker, LLP.
  3. Gabriel Galanda – Partner, Galanda Broadman, PLLC
  4. Dante Desiderio – Executive Director, Native American Finance Officers Association

 

-Track 5: TECHNOLOGYThe NEW IT STRATEGY for Tribal Enterprise…Does your Tribe speak “CLOUD”?

• ISLANDER E

Moderator:  Don Lionetti Account Manager for Tribal Government & Gaming at Microsoft

  1. Brad Bessert – Director of IT, One Prospect Technologies
  2. Dave Bailey – Vice President and Principal, Arctic IT
  3. Jon Duncan – President & CEO, MBS, Sealaska Diversity IT Solutions

 

-Track 6: TRAINING 1 Innovating Our Future with Technology! Mobile App Development Creates Global Opportunity for Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs!  Following an unprecedented increase in access to mobile communications, Indian Country has an opportunity to establish innovation in the sphere of mobile applications development.  Entrepreneurs in emerging markets are well positioned to benefit from the boom: mobile devices, rather than computers, are likely to become the primary way of accessing the Internet in these regions, and factors like large market size and strong latent demand for mobile applications make Indian Country a fertile ground for innovation in this space. Mobile Application Development programs can improve opportunities for the social and economic development of future generations of Indian Country and provide sustainability.

• ISLANDER I

Moderator: Jamie Richardson – Sr. Systems Engineer, Apple Inc.

  1. Don Thornton – President, Thornton Media, Inc

 

-Track 7: CAHOKIA  Part 1 – Special Screening: Cahokia Mounds: Ancient Metropolis”. 800 years ago Cahokia was the most powerful city in Ancient America. Massive earthen mounds towered over the bottom lands of the Mississippi. Like England’s Stonehenge, Woodhenge was an astronomical observatory at the heart of a civilization that dominated almost half of Ancient America. Winner of five awards and the official film for Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site.

• ISLANDER D

Presenter: William Iseminger – Assistant Site Manager/Public Relations, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

 

11:30am – 1:30pm                             Collaboration Luncheon – Provided in the Business Tradeshow, Procurement Expo Area BAYSIDE B DINING AREA

 

2:00 – 3:00pm                                       Breakout Sessions TWO

 

-Track 1: FINANCEGet Funded! Re-evaluating Access to Capital for Small Business! Access to capital is a major problem for start up businesses and businesses trying to expand.  As a result many start up businesses end up using credit cards – which is a very expensive way to get capital. Our panelists will evaluate and assess the best strategies to help you access the often elusive capital that your business needs in order to achieve its initial success and ultimately its full growth potential.

• ISLANDER G

Moderator: Mike Lettig – Key Bank

  1. Ray Brown – EVP/Chief Credit Office, Bank of San Francisco and Member Board of Directors, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
  2. Chris James – Assistant Administrator, Office of Native American Affairs, Small Business Administration
  3. Barry Brandon – Executive Director, Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA)

 

-Track 2: RENEWABLE ENERGY Turning Green Power into Green Dollars!  A Special Dialogue on Renewable Energy Development in Indian Country. Learn more from a Tribal, Federal, Technical and Indian Owned perspective on the business of renewable development.

• ISLANDER F

Moderator: Michelle Holiday – Senior Manager of Legislative and Native American Affairs, Edison International and Member Board of Directors, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

  1. George Tiger – Principal Chief, Muscogee Creek Nation
  2. Richard Tall Bear – Tall Bear Energy Group and Member Board of Directors, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
  3. Pilar Thomas – Deputy Director, Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs

 

-Track 3: SMALL BUSINESSHow to do business with the Department of Health and Human Services.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.  HHS represents almost a quarter of all federal outlays, and it administers more grant dollars than all other federal agencies combined. With 11 operating divisions and over 300 programs, HHS annually purchases approximately $5 Billion of services and supplies from small and disadvantaged businesses.  Learn how to do business with HHS and where to locate forecasted procurement opportunities.

• ISLANDER E

Moderator: Ron Solimon – Director, Center for Lifelong Education and Member Board of Directors, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

  1. Teresa L.G. Lewis – Director, Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Department of Health and Human Services
  2. Urban Giff – Member, NCAIED Board of Directors

-Track 4: TAXATION, Part 2  – Tribal Tax Revenue Opportunities for Tribes.

• ISLANDER C

Moderator:  Larry Kinley CEO, Lummi Commercial Company and Member Board of Directors, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

  1. Gabriel Galanda – Partner, Galanda Broadman, PLLC
  2. Robert Porter – Senior Counsel, SNR Denton
  3. Robert Whitener – Owner, The Whitener Group, LLC

-Track 5: TEAMINGWhat is Teaming and How It Can Help Grow Your Business? An Introduction to the U.S. Small Business Administration funded, National Center Teaming Alliance and the Assistance Services it Provides to Small Businesses. This session is tailored to provide an overview for businesses wanting to gain opportunities by building teaming relationships with other small businesses to compete for large federal contracts. An explanation of the different types of teaming arrangements, forming joint ventures, and the benefits of teaming to maximize capabilities for small businesses to compete for large federal contracts.

• ISLANDER D

Moderator: Patricia Parker – President & CEO, Native American Management Services, Inc. and Member Board of Directors, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

  1. Michael Barber – Senior Project Manager, NCAIED’s National Center Teaming Alliance
  2. Adrea Geisler – Procurement Specialist, NCAIED’s National Center Teaming Alliance

 

-Track 6: CORPORATE PROCUREMENTPowered by The MGM Resorts International Supplier Diversity Team. This Corporate to Native Success Workshop will include testimonials from successful Native-owned firms currently serving the hospitality industry. A must attend for those aspiring to become successful in the world of corporate procurement.

• ISLANDER I

Moderator:  Ms. Kenyatta Lewis, Executive Director of Supplier Diversity at MGM Resorts International | Global Procurement

  1. Marshall Hunt – President, NEDCO Supply
  2. Greg McKinney – President, First Light Trading

 

-Track 7: TRAINING Session 2 – Powered by Microsoft: MICROSOFT EXCEL

How to get more done and become more efficient in your business with Microsoft Excel.

• ISLANDER H

 

3:00 – 3:30pm                                       RES Networking Break sponsored by Hoopa Valley Indian Tribe and Arctic IT

                                                                        N2N Networking Lounge

• BAYSIDE B/TRADE SHOW and ISLANDER BALLROOM FOYER

 

3:30pm – 4:30pm                                Breakout Sessions THREE

 

-Track 1: GLOBAL ENTERPRISE: NCAIED’s “Native American Global Trade Center”Unifying Indian Country to Engage in Economic Development Opportunities Globally. When we seek to “grow our business,” why not seek to “grow our business internationally”? NCAIED leads the way in advancing global opportunities for Indian Country through its Native American Global Trade Center (NAGTC). Learn how Tribes and Tribal enterprises can work together to attract both domestic and foreign investment and advance their global trade activities both at home and abroad.

• ISLANDER D

Moderator: Gary Davis – President and CEO, The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

  1. Robert Miller – Attorney, Professor at Lewis and Clark Law School and Author, “Native American Capitalism”
  2. David Hinson – National Director, Minority Business Development Agency
  3. Robert Shade – Director, Blood Tribe Agricultural Project and International Business Consultant

 

-Track 2: AGRICULTURE Indian Country’s Longest Standing Economic Development Opportunity! Agriculture represents a significant growth opportunity for American Indian companies and Tribal businesses. One of the most common challenges facing American Indian food suppliers today is the limited success they often experience when competing for “shelf space” against major food suppliers in the United States. By forming trade relationships and marketing strategies within international markets, American Indian food producers are better able to “come back home and compete on the national shelf space level.” Join this panel to learn how Tribal agriculture can realistically become a sustainable means for creating economic self-sufficiency throughout Indian Country both domestically and globally.

• ISLANDER C

Moderator: Ross Racine – Executive Director, Intertribal Agriculture Council

  1. Karlene Hunter – President & CEO, Tanka Bar and Member Board of Directors, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
  2. Zach Ducheneaux – Program Manager, Tribal Technical Assistance Network, Intertribal Agriculture Council
  3. Hans Schatz – Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, Food Services America
  4. David Lewis – Corporate VP of Strategic Sales Development, Food Services America

 

Track 3: GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS AND LEGISLATIVE UPDATES – What, When, Why, Who and Where! This panel provides legislative information affecting economic and communities’ development in Indian Country. It includes discussion on; a) The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Outreach and communications with consumers, businesses and what you need to know about its implementation and b) The HEARTH Act and the new tribal leasing regulations and policies effecting housing and outside business investment. In addition, this panel will provide information on federal government initiatives that the Department of Health and Human Services Intradepartmental Council on Native American Affairs, are addressing, such as, Access to Grants; and Access to Data, Self Governance Expansion and Tribal and State Relationships. • ISLANDER F

Moderator:  Patricia Parker – President & CEO, Native American Management Services, Inc. and Member Board of Directors, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

  1. Stacey Ecoffey – Principal Advisor for Tribal Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  2. Lillian Sparks – Commissioner, U.S. Administration of Native Americans
  3. Jacqueline Johnson Pata – Executive Director, National Congress of American Indians

 

-Track 4: SMALL BUSINESS360 perspectives with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Hear from business leaders on how their participation in SBA programs ensures business success. Panelist will discuss obstacles in business development in Native communities as well as best practices to overcome them by connecting entrepreneurship, contracting and access to capital.

ISLANDER G

Moderator: Chris James – Assistant Administrator, Office of Native American Affairs, Small Business Administration

  1. Clyde Gooden – Vice President, Business Development, NANA Corporation and Member Board of Directors, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
  2. Roxie Scheske – President, Indian Eyes, LLC
  3. Robert Pearson ­– District Counsel/OGC Area 4, U.S. Small Business Administration

 

-Track 5: INSURANCE Proper Risk Management Helps Protect Tribal Communities, Enterprise Operations and Sovereign Immunity! Learn how proper utilization of tribal sovereignty enacts tribal laws, how policies and procedures can protect your community and enterprise operations and promote both tribal jurisdiction and sovereign immunity!

• ISLANDER E

Presented by: Paula Searcy Bernal and Sue Dahlhauser Travelers Public Sector Services.

 

-Track 6: MARKET ANALYSIS Are You shooting in the dark?  Are you delivering the product your customer wants? The leading edge science of Customer Value Analysis. Does your competitor have a larger market share?  Why?  Do consumers go to your competitor’s casino and not yours?  Why? 

Will customers stay longer and spend more at your casino rather than leaving? Why?  What will you tell the Board of Directors and the Tribal Council when they ask “Why?” Does your competitor have a sound decision-making strategy and data that all the decision makers understand and endorse?  Do you?  How do you gain a competitive advantage? As casinos face an economic downturn, increased competition, market saturation, and higher expectations from customers, some gaming managers are taking a new approach to finding success.  They are using a means of gathering and understanding the “voice of the customer” called Customer Value Analysis, the CVA.  It is a strategic decision-making tool that uses statistical analysis to understand the “how” and “why” of customer choice.  For many years, casino managers have used marketing databases and customer satisfaction surveys, but these tools often fail to sustain or grow customer loyalty because they neglect one crucial factor – the competition.  Today, tribal management and business board members are starting to take note. When a customer has an experience at a casino they make a judgment.  It may be a feeling or a thought, but it is a judgment – and that judgment is one of value.   The CVA uses a system that turns that judgment into a graphic display of where a casino stands on the competitive map.  Not only does it compare casino against casino, it also shows the customer’s perceived value of each area or attribute within the facility such as: gaming options, hotel, amenities, food and beverage, etc., so that management can clearly understand the elements of customer choice.

The CVA is not a customer satisfaction survey.  It is not a marketing study.   It is not a promotion or marketing plan.   It is a tool that assists management in making sound strategic decisions by understanding customer choice.   From the results of a CVA, management can identify and prioritize the aspects of their organizational design that must be addressed in order to keep their customers engaged and motivated to return. You are shooting in the dark without CVA.

• ISLANDER I

  1. Chad Smith – Chad Smith Consulting, LLC
  2. Kyle Smith – RedWind Group, Inc.

 

-Track 7: TRAINING Session 3 – Powered by Microsoft: MICROSOFT POWER

POINT Getting the most out of Microsoft’s Power Point software for your business.

• ISLANDER H

 

4:45pm – 6:00pm                                Business Tradeshow, Procurement Expo and American Indian Artisan Market – Grand Finale Giveaway

BAYSIDE B

 

6:00pm                                                      Business Tradeshow, Procurement Expo and American Indian Artisan Market Ends

BAYSIDE B

 

8:30pm – 12:00am                             NCAIED VIP Reception sponsored by the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation – Invitation Only. Mix Lounge, 64th Floor of theHotel

 

Thursday, March 14         Activity

8:00am – 1:00pm                                Registration

• TRADEWINDS E and F

 

7:30am – 9:00am                                RES Networking Breakfast

• SOUTH PACIFIC BALLROOM

 

9:00am – 10:00am                             Breakout Sessions FOUR

 

-Track 1: GAMING PROCUREMENT – “Native 2 Native” – Unrealized Economic Potential from Indian Gaming Enterprises for Indian Country’s Entrepreneurs

• ISLANDER C

Moderator:  Larry Kinley – CEO, Lummi Commercial Company and Member Board of Directors, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

  1. Derrick Watchman – CEO, Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprises and Member Board of Directors, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
  2. Ernie Stevens, Jr.  – Chairman, National Indian Gaming Association and Member Board of Directors, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
  3. David Hinson – National Director, Minority Business Development Agency

 

-Track 2: CONSTRUCTION Weeminuche Construction Authority -How We Won NCAIED “Enterprise of the Year”! Presented by Weeminuche Construction Authority, Travelers Construction Division and Avi Insurance Agency. Weeminuche Construction Authority describes the operations & processes it followed to become a successful tribal enterprise operation and ultimately win the NCAIED Enterprise of the Year Award in 2011 with help from its insurance and risk management partner, Travelers.

• ISLANDER G

Moderator: Paula Searcy-Bernal – Public Sector Services, Travelers Insurance

  1. Bradley Hight – Vice-Chairman, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
  2. Tom Hall – General Manager, Weeminuche Construction Authority
  3. Randi Santos – Account Executive, Travelers Insurance
  4. Chad Boyd – Managing Director, Travelers Insurance

 

-Track 3: NON-PROFITNative Ways Federation.  A conversation with the group of national Native non-profit charities who do workplace giving campaigns in Native-owned businesses much the same way that United Way functions.

• ISLANDER D

Moderator: John Echohawk – Executive Director, Native American Right Fund and Member Board of Directors, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

  1. Ron Solimon – Director, Center for Lifelong Education and Member Board of Directors, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
  2. Jen Rountree – Research/Development Assistant and Native Ways Representative
  3. Cheryl Crazy Bull – President and CEO, American Indian College Fund

 

-Track 4: ENTREPRENEURSHIP – Turn Your Business Idea into A Successful Business! The word “Entrepreneurship” comes from the French verb ‘entreprendre’ which means ‘To undertake’, is the act and art of being an entrepreneur or one who undertakes innovations or introducing new things, finance and business acumen in an effort to transform innovations into economic goods. This may result in new organizations or may be part of revitalizing mature organizations in response to a perceived opportunity. Join some of Indian Country’s finest Entrepreneurs as they share their wisdom and insights on how they took their business ideas and turned them into their own individually successful businesses.

ISLANDER F

Moderator: Sean McCabe, CPA – Managing Shareholder, Anuskewicz & McCabe P.C., CPAs

  1. Lori Nalley – CEO, Tiger Natural Gas
  2. Ben Jacobs, Tocabe Restaurant
  3. Karlene Hunter – President & CEO, Tanka Bar and Member Board of Directors, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
  4. Rob Rosette – Founder and Partner, Rosette LLP • Attorneys at Law

 

-Track 5: TRAINING Session 4 – Powered by AT&T: Power Up! Mobile Financial Solutions for Your Business.  This session will provide information about technology solutions that can give small businesses a competitive advantage in the marketplace. AT&T “Power Up” trainer Alex Deli, will showcase AT&T Mobility, Cloud computing and other technology applications relevant to your business, In addition to access to capital options for these solutions. Key discussion points will include: improving business communication infrastructure with mobile applications, enhancing your ability to compete for large corporate contracts, increasing awareness of solutions for small/mid size businesses and access to pay per use IT resources securely stored in the Cloud.

• ISLANDER I

Presenter: Alex Deli – AT&T “Power Up” Trainer.

 

-Track 6: CAHOKIA Part 2 –  “Mighty Cahokia: America’s First City.” The remains of the most sophisticated prehistoric native civilization north of Mexico are preserved in Illinois, just 8 miles from modern-day St. Louis. This slide presentation features an overview of the Native American cultures leading up to the time of Cahokia, then a specific discussion of Cahokia’s culture and primary features, such as Monks Mound, Mound 72, the Stockade Wall, and Woodhenge. The presentation will also cover the site’s current facilities, exhibits and programs, and will include views of mounds, excavations, reconstructions, artifacts, maps, and artists’ renderings of Cahokia Mounds.

• ISLANDER H

Presenter: William Iseminger – Assistant Site Manager/Public Relations, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

 

10:00am – 10:30am                          RES Networking Break sponsored by IBM and Arctic IT

• ISLANDER BALLROOM FOYER

 

10:30am – 11:30am                          Breakout Sessions FIVE

 

-Track 1: GLOBAL ENTERPRISE – “N2N” ENTERPRISE – Uniting North American and South American Tribal Enterprises. Intertribal trading and networking across North, South and Central America has long been part of our vast Indigenous tribal traditions. However, today Indian Country has few examples of business trade relationships or joint ventures between Tribes that pays tribute to the longstanding trade relations created by our Ancestors. The largest city ever built north of Mexico, Cahokia, existed well before Columbus and boasted 120 earthen mounds. Around this great urban center, farmers grew crops to feed the city-dwellers, who included not only government officials and religious leaders but also skilled tradesmen, artisans and even astronomers. The city was the center of a trading network linked to other societies over much of North America. Cahokia was, in short, one of the most advanced civilizations in ancient America. At the time of the Spanish conquest in 1521, the Aztec capital city of Tenochtitlan was among the largest cities in the world, with perhaps as many as 300,000 inhabitants. In less than 200 years, it evolved from a small settlement on an island in the western swamps of Lake Texcoco into the powerful political, economic, and religious center of the greatest empire of Pre-Columbian Mexico. This panel will explore the various way in which today’s Tribal nations can reconnect and once again establish our long existing International, and Intertribal, trading traditions. This panel will exam the need for joint ventures between First Nations in Canada and Tribes and Alaska Native Corporations in the United States. The panel will also discuss the short term and long term goals necessary to accomplish, in order to re-establish business relationships with Tribes throughout South and Central America; in order to create a more tribally led, global and self sufficient economic development­ vision for the future of Indian Country.

• ISLANDER H

Moderator:  Gary Davis – President and CEO, The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

  1. Robert Miller – Attorney, Professor at Lewis and Clark Law School and Author, “Native American Capitalism”
  2. William Iseminger – Assistant Site Manager/Public Relations, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
  3. Robert Shade – Director, Blood Tribe Agricultural Project and International Business Consultant

 

-Track 2: 8 (a) CONTRACTINGThe 8(a) Forecast: What Does The Future Hold for 8 (a) Native American Businesses, Alaska Native Corporations and Tribal Nations? Key U.S. Small Business Administration officials will be on hand to provide their insights about the 8(a) opportunity forecast. The panel will help clarify recent rulings and legislation that affect 8(a) contracting and provide audiences with general information about the Small Business Administration 8(a) Business Development Program.

• ISLANDER C

Moderator: Clyde Gooden – Vice President, Business Development, NANA Corporation and Member Board of Directors, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

  1. Darryl K. Hairston  – Associate Administrator for Business Development, U.S. Small Business Administration
  2. Kevin Allis – Executive Director, Native American Contractors Association
  3. Robert Pearson ­– District Counsel/OGC Area 4, U.S. Small Business Administration

 

-Track 3: CONSTRUCTION – How to establish a successful partnership with a construction manager for your Tribal Project. Getting the Right Team!

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.  This philosophy is a perfect quote to minimize your risk management by determining the steps when going through the process of selecting a project team.  You will learn the streamlined process in building a team.  Establishing a winning construction team is paramount for your tribal project.  How do you comply with federal and tribal business procurement processes?  Determine the right process – often request for qualifications have specific challenges.  This panel will break down the “How”, so you walk away with the “will”.

• ISLANDER G

Moderator: Randy Anoatubby – Business Development, Manhattan Construction & Osage Manhattan Builders

a.     John Berrey – Chairman, Quapaw Tribe
b.     Brock Eubanks – Operations Manager, Manhattan Construction
c.     Bick Bienapfl – Owners Representative, Horizon Engineering Co.
d.     Chief Boyd – Partner, Thalden, Boyd, Emery Architects

-Track 4: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENTCreating Sustainable Economies for a Self-sufficient Future. Research has shown that for sustained and self-determined development to occur, nations must first ensure their “political” foundation is in order for economic assets (natural resources, location, human capital, etc.) to begin to pay off.  Learn from panelist’s various approaches to rebuilding communities that work.

• ISLANDER E

Moderator: Joan Timeche – Executive Director, Native Nations Institute and Member Board of Directors, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

  1. Bill John Baker – Principal Chief, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
  2. Joel Frank – Director, Grants & Government Relations, Seminole Tribe of Florida and Member Board of Directors, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
  3. Ed Gehres – Partner, Patton Boggs, LLP

 

-Track 5: AGRI-BIZ – Financing and Growing the Agriculture Sector in Indian Country. Indian Country must be able to identify true Indian production in the market place as opposed to imitations. It must certify authentic American Indian products with enforcement by the U.S. Patent Office.  The dilemma of low levels of concentrated product production prevents Native American producers from competing directly in the global market, and remains a barrier today. Indian Country’s production must grow to meet market demand once it is developed. Mr. Ross Racine and the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) have developed model charters, by-laws and operating manuals to assist new cooperatives when incorporating. They have established the Rural Indian Agriculture Cooperative Development Center and are working with 56 tribes and producer groups to form cooperatives to increase market availability of Indian products.  Indian Country must scale its growth to penetrate its high-value specialty Indian products into the international market place where its worth is greater than competing producers from other commercial agriculture sources. The IAC implemented a Market Access Program to bring Indian products and market enterprises into the international food and agriculture markets to access and develop these high value opportunities, improving profit margin without greatly modifying production techniques. So, where are we now and how can we keep the momentum going to ensure that Indian Country realizes its potential in the global Food Services supply chain?               • ISLANDER F

Moderator: Ross Racine – Executive Director, Intertribal Agriculture Council

  1. Hans Schatz – Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, Food Services America
  2. Zach Ducheneaux – Program Manager, Tribal Technical Assistance Network
  3. Tedd Buelow – Native American Coordinator, Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

-Track 6: NATIVE AMERICAN 40 Under 40 – Fast Tracking the Future of Indian Country! An invigorating panel comprised of members of the NCAIED’s “Native American 40 under 40”, who are some of the finest young and up coming Native American Tribal Leaders, Business Executives and Entrepreneurs in Indian Country. Make sure you don’t miss this invigorating panel discussion with the next generation of Native American leaders.              • ISLANDER I

Introduction: Margo Gray-Proctor – Chairwoman, Board of Directors, National Center For American Indian Enterprise Development and President of Horizon Engineering Services Co.

Moderator: Michael Finley – Vice Chairman, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and Member of NCAIED’s “40 under 40” Class 2

  1. Tsiorasa Barreiro – Executive Director, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and Member of NCAIED’s40 under 40” Class 3
  2. Sam Strong Member – Director, Economic Development, Red Lake Band of Chippewa and NCAIED’s40 under 40” Class 4
  3. Cherrah Giles – Secretary of the Department of Community and Human Services, Muscogee (Creek) Nation and Member of NCAIED’s40 under 40” Class 1

 

-Track 7: CAHOKIA Part 3  – Special Screening: Cahokia Mounds: Ancient Metropolis”. 800 years ago Cahokia was the most powerful city in Ancient America. Massive earthen mounds towered over the bottom lands of the Mississippi. Like England’s Stonehenge, Woodhenge was an astronomical observatory at the heart of a civilization that dominated almost half of Ancient America. Winner of five awards and the official film for Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site.

• ISLANDER D

Presenter: William Iseminger – Assistant Site Manager/Public Relations, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

 

11:30am – 1:30pm                             Women’s Award Luncheon and Fashion Show. “Cause Célèbre” – Violence Against Women Act. Please Wear Purple.

SOUTH PACIFIC BALLROOM

  • Lunch is served
  • Brief message from our Diamond Sponsor: Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA)
  • Special musical performance – Tabitha Fair (Chickasaw Nation). Tabitha Fair is the product of a family with a rich musical heritage. She was raised in Oklahoma, the daughter of a preacher and songstress preacher’s wife. Tabitha grew up singing in her father’s church and was heavily influenced by her Gospel roots. She has been featured in concert duets with such musical greats as Sting (The Rainforest Benefit-Carnegie Hall), Travis Tritt, Michael McDonald, and with the legendary Sam Moore (Sam & Dave), with whom she toured the world. Tabitha performed at President Clinton’s and President Obama’s inauguration in Washington DC, performing with artists such as Mary J. Blige, Beyonce and James Taylor among others. Tabitha’s other live credits as of late consist of singing background vocals with M.I.A, OK GO, The Roots and for artists John Legend, Josh Stone and Sting. Tabitha has been singing on many different festivals and private shows and has been a regular on “The Fallon Show” singing backgrounds with “The Roots”. She is now focusing on finishing her own solo project that she is working on with Grammy nominated songwriter Phil Galdston. Tabitha is looking forward to the next chapter in her career as a solo artist.
  • Award Presentations:

• NATIONAL NATIVE WOMAN BUSINESS OWNER OF THE YEAR

  • Women’s Runway Fashion Show
  • Special AppearanceEnjoy a special conversation with Frank Oz on Creativity, Leadership and Innovation.  If you were to bring the creator and performer of Yoda, Miss Piggy, Cookie Monster, Bert, Fozzie Bear, Grover, Animal…and the director of 12 Hollywood feature films all into one place, you would need a pretty big room. Or, you could just invite Frank Oz, one of the most original performers and film directors of our time. In this special appearance, NCAIED President and CEO, Gary Davis, will interview Frank Oz live on stage, covering topics such as creativity, innovation, communication, what it takes to lead a team under pressure, and what it takes to create iconic, legendary work. Frank Oz’s films include: The Indian In The Cupboard (Richard Jenkins, David Keith, Litefoot) Little Shop of Horrors (Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Steve Martin, Bill Murray); What About Bob? (Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfus); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Steve Martin, Michael Caine); Housesitter (Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn); The Score (Marlon Brandon, Robert DeNiro, Ed Norton); Bowfinger (Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy); In & Out (Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack); and the original film version of Death at a Funeral.
  • Final Remarks

                                                                        Breakout Sessions SIX

 

-Track 1: TECHNOLOGY: DATA CENTERS – A Prime Economic Development Opportunity in Technology for Indian Country. Data center construction and development investment offers economic stimulus, especially to those relatively rural reservation areas across the United States. In the near-term there are more jobs, wages and higher average wages resulting from construction activity. In the longer term data center presence contributes to on-going job and wage growth. These numbers signal important economic diversification for rural reservation areas.

• ISLANDER C

Moderator: Kip Ritchie – COO Forest County Potawatomi Business Development and Member Board of Directors, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

  1. Dan McGrath – CEO, Data Holdings, LLC
  2. Jamie Richardson – Sr. Systems Engineer, Apple Inc.
  3. Jon Duncan – President & CEO, MBS, Sealaska Diversity IT Solutions

 

-Track 2: WOMEN IN BUSINESS Native Women Trail Blazers

Influential leadership is of critical importance as more and more Native American and Alaskan Natives find themselves in leadership positions where they must drive change by securing commitment, empowering others and energizing action.  This is a tough but critical skill, and something that Native Women excel at when they learn how to use it. Find out how these Business Owners, Senior Executives and Tribal Leaders honed their influential leadership skills and learn strategies at all levels to leverage power and influences to drive business outcomes.

• ISLANDER D

Moderator: Margo Gray-Proctor – Chairwoman, Board of Directors, National Center For American Indian Enterprise Development and President of Horizon Engineering Services Co.

  1. Fawn Sharp  – Chairwoman, Quinault Tribe and Chair, Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI)
  2. Annette Hamilton – Chief Executive Officer and Vice President, HoChunk Inc.
  3. Lori Nalley – President, Tiger Natural Gas
  4. Tabitha Fair – Musical Recording Artist
  5. Randi Rourke Barreiro – Sky Woman Media

 

-Track 3: NATURAL RESOURCES: “OIL and WATER” – The Bakken Oil Fields, the fossil fuels industry, and our vast ownership of water tables, rivers and lakes provide Indian Country with a unique opportunity to provide cross sector economic development opportunities for Tribes, Tribal Enterprises and Small Businesses!  An informative conversation about preserving and monetizing our Oil and Water Resources… two of Indian Country’s most precious and lucrative natural resource commodities. The Bakken oil boom dwarfs previous oil production expansions in Montana and North Dakota. The USGS has estimated recoverable oil reserves in the Bakken and Three Forks Formations to be between 4 and 6 billion barrels of oil. However, industry professionals peg the current recoverable reserves at approximately 24 Billion barrels with today’s technology. This is a staggering number, but even more staggering is the projected original oil in place (OOIP) at 400-500 billion barrels! Explore a range of economic opportunities that exist in this sector and learn about factors driving jobs and other forms of development.

• ISLANDER F

Moderator:  Mark Fox – Director, Three Affiliated Tribes, Tax Commission - INVITED

  1. Jon Evans – Commercial Business Development Executive, Chickasaw Nation Industries, Inc.
  2. Ken Royse, P.E. – Vice-President, Bartlett & West, Inc.

-Track 4: ENTERTAINMENT: STAR WARS, MUPPETS and INDIAN COUNTRY. A special discussion with Mr. Frank Oz, the creator and performer of Yoda, Miss Piggy, Cookie Monster, Bert, Fozzie Bear, Grover, Animal…and the director of 12 Hollywood feature films. Mr. Oz will provide valuable insights into the entertainment machine known as: Hollywood. This discussion will cover a variety of investment and career opportunities that exist for Indian Country in the film industry. Valuable leadership ideas and Innovative thinking are but a few of the takeaways from this must attend panel!

• ISLANDER H

Moderator Gary Davis, President and CEO, National Center For American Indian Enterprise Development.

 

-Track 5: CAHOKIA Part 2 (Revisited) -  “Mighty Cahokia: America’s First City.” A second opportunity to learn more about the remains of the most sophisticated prehistoric native civilization north of Mexico are preserved in Illinois, just 8 miles from modern-day St. Louis. This slide presentation features an overview of the Native American cultures leading up to the time of Cahokia, then a specific discussion of Cahokia’s culture and primary features, such as Monks Mound, Mound 72, the Stockade Wall, and Woodhenge. The presentation will also cover the site’s current facilities, exhibits and programs, and will include views of mounds, excavations, reconstructions, artifacts, maps, and artists’ renderings of Cahokia Mounds.

Presenter William Iseminger – Asst. Site Manager/Public Relations, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

• ISLANDER G

 

-Track 6: TECHNOLOGY: BROADBAND, BROADCAST AND TELECOM OPPORTUNITIES AT THE FCC. – Important new FCC opportunities and policy developments provide genuine economic opportunities for Indian Country.  These include up to $1 billion in Indian Country set-asides in Federal subsidies over the next decade to bring 3G and 4G wireless services to Indian Country; Tribal Priority licensing for full power commercial radio broadcast licenses for Tribal Nations and Native American businesses; and proposed regulations for Tribal Priority licensing preferences will help get cellular spectrum licenses to Tribal Nations and their Tribally owned or communications industry partners and put in place a critical piece to financing projects and providing much needed wireless services on Tribal lands.  Learn how to work with the FCC and get your Tribal company or Native American business certified to receive federal subsidy and participate in the upcoming FCC reverse auction for the 2012 Tribal Mobility Fund.

• ISLANDER E

  1. Geoffrey C. Blackwell – Chief, Office of Native Affairs & Policy, FCC
  2. Irene M. Flannery-Deputy Chief, Office of Native Affairs & Policy, FCC

-Track 7: TRAINING Session 7 – Powered by U.S. Bank: Building a business plan to successfully access capital and grow your business.

• ISLANDER I

 

2:45pm – 3:15pm                                RES Networking Break sponsored by IBM and Arctic IT

• SOUTH PACIFIC BALLROOM FOYER

 

3:30pm – 5:00pm                                Closing General Session & iPad Mini Giveaway Finale

• SOUTH PACIFIC BALLROOM

  • Award Presentations:
    • Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Keynote Speaker:  Jim Gray – Former Chief, Osage Nation – “Lessons from the Great Cahokia Empire”
  • Giveaway: Twenty (20) iPad Mini’s (16GB w/Wi-fi ) and one (1) Apple Business Workstation. Workstation Includes: 21.5” iMac, Xerox Printer & Microsoft Office Software Program. Full Conference Registrants Only
  • Closing Prayer

 

 

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