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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).
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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.
National RES Las Vegas 2013 inspires attendees with culture, education, networking opportunities and fresh new business ideas.
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.
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.Read More