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Mesa, Ariz. April 29, 2013 – Following the success of the National Reservation Economic Summit (National RES) Las Vegas 2013 this past March, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) announces that it will continue to expand its RES brand with regional events throughout the nation. Its next RES event this year will be “RES California,” an exciting new three-day event to be held from June 17 -19, 2013, at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, CA.
The theme of RES California is “Sustaining Economic Momentum,” and the NCAIED will do just that by offering an all inclusive RES event that will feature business leaders from across Indian Country and provide a variety of activities aimed at fostering small business, enterprise, and leadership development. RES California activities will begin with the, “National Center Golf Classic” at the beautiful, Journey at Pechanga Golf Resort on June 17, 2013.
Similar to the NCAIED’s National RES event, the Regional RES events will provide the same attention to national and global business topics impacting Indian Country, but in a thoroughly focused and intimate setting. Regional RES events will be held in various tribal communities throughout the country to encourage partnerships, teaming relationships and increase business opportunities in Indian Country. RES participants are offered learning sessions focused on specific topics relevant to business and geared toward enhancing business opportunities.
The featured keynote speaker at RES California is former NYFD Chief Richard Picciotto. Chief Picciotto is the highest-ranking NYFD firefighter to survive the collapse of the World Trade Center. His keynote is entitled, Last Man Down and he addresses what happened on 9/11 and how he and his group of firefighters worked inside the burning World Trade Center to evacuate everyone; eventually leading his men to safety.
When it comes to business and networking across Indian Country in the United States, the National Reservation Economic Summit (National RES) has been the place to go for 27 years. And we made sure we didn’t miss out this year, with CEO Karen Caruso flying out to Las Vegas to attend.
The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED), which produces and hosts National RES each year, believes that Native businesses have ample capability – and every reason – to trade globally. The NCAIED invested in this belief wholeheartedly within the past year, by founding the Native American Global Trade Center.
And the NCAIED has invited several renowned and powerful thinkers to Las Vegas this week to reveal the economic possibilities that await Tribal Nations on the international stage.
The summit website states: ” The National Reservation Economic Summit is an ideal setting in which to hone the near-term progress of the Native American Global Trade Center, and exchange ideas at this exciting time of Native Business expansion onto the global stage. Input and collaboration is encouraged!”
The summit is running March 11th – March 14th, and you can take a closer look at the full agenda here.
We’re certainly excited to be participating, and are having a great time at the sessions, making the most of the networking and enjoying the Vegas entertainment (photo on the right provides a sneak peek).
Gary Davis – President/CEO, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED), welcomed everyone to National Reservation Economic Summit (RES) 2013 with a very dynamic speech. He explained that this year’s theme was “Honoring Our Past….Defining Our Future.” He said, “You will bear witness to the energy of the mounds of Cahokia, brought alive once again, here at National RES.” He explained that throughout history, the Indigenous People have traditionally bartered on their lands and utilized advanced skills—even astronomy—in order to travel and trade globally. Business is not new to Indian Country. In this way, National RES honors those who have come before us.
He explained that it is only by all tribes working together that they could they grow their communities for the betterment of future generations. The NCAIED entwines Ancient Cahokia into National RES Las Vegas 2013. Cahokia is the pinnacle achievement of the Mississippian culture. The National RES is a modern day version of Cahokia. The RES event gathers Native People from all across North America and participants from around the world to do business and talk about economic development.
The Cahokia remains are one of the most sophisticated prehistoric native civilizations north of Mexico and are preserved within a 2,200-acre tract, located a few miles west of Collinsville, Illinois. The remnants of the central section of this ancient settlement are known today as one of the greatest cities of the world. The city of Cahokia was larger than Lon- don in AD 1250. Cahokia Mounds has been recognized as a U. S. National Historic Landmark.
The city of Cahokia was inhabited from about A.D. 700 to 1400. At its peak, from A.D. 1050 – 1200, the city covered nearly six square miles and was populated by 10,000 to 20,000 people. More than 120 mounds were built over time, with most of the mounds being enlarged several times. Houses were arranged in rows and around open plazas, and vast agricultural fields lay outside the city.
This excerpt was posted from the URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR) Small Business Newsletter, Vol. 2, Issue 4.
The NCAIED’s RES California will be held June 17th – 19th, 2013 at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Cailfornia and is being presented by Chuckchansi, Incorporated. RES California will also include the RES California Golf Tournament to be held at Pechanga’s beautiful, award-winning Journey Golf Resort.
RES California will feature respected tribal leaders, state and local elected officials, top CEO’s, networking opportunities, a three part Tribal leadership seminar, teaming opportunities, business development sessions, a business trade show, 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) into regionally focused, nationally attended and relevant events throughout the nation. The annual National RES will be held again on March 17th – 20th, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
President and CEO of NCAIED, Mr. Gary Davis, speaking at National RES Las Vegas 2013 Opening General Session.
The 27th Annual National Reservation Economic Summit is just past, but participants have returned to their home tribes freshly armed with its energy, contacts and ideas.
Along with the unparalleled education and networking opportunities that typically characterize RES, National RES Las Vegas 2013 stood out in part because of its awe-inspiring theme and its emotional impact.
The theme, Honoring Our Past – Defining Our Future, was built around the sometimes-forgotten reality that Native people have always been accomplished entrepreneurs. Business is not antithetical to our indigenous cultures – it’s intertwined with them. The Cahokia Mounds, a testament to the historical Mississippian Culture near St. Louis, were incorporated into the Summit’s architecture and program as a way to embody that tradition. The references to the Cahokia Mounds were enhanced by the profound impact of multimedia presentations, inspiring keynote speakers, heartfelt speeches by NCAIED staff and board members, and a steady infusion of culture.
“I think the energy at this year’s event was different than what I’ve seen in the last seven years,” said Gary Davis, President and CEO of the NCAIED.
We’re in a real Renaissance period in Indian Country, with respect to the progress that we’ve made as Indian people in business. So many factors have all come together synergistically, and it literally speaks to doing business bigger and broader than we’ve ever done it before. I’m still riding high off of the excitement and passion of this years National RES.
The week began on Monday, March 11 with the 25th Annual RES Las Vegas Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Paiute Golf Resort just outside of Vegas. This year’s tournament drew nearly 40 four-person teams comprising 156 golfers – the first sold-out game in several years. A one-time auction of Star Wars memorabilia autographed by creator Frank Oz brought in more than $10,000 to fund scholarships for deserving Native American business students.