ANNOUNCING RES OKLAHOMA 2016!July 11th - 14th, 2016!
Reservation Economic Summit Oklahoma July 11th – 14th, 2016
The Reservation Economic Summit (RES) events are an integral part of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s ongoing commitment to the Native American Business Community. The RES events provide unparalleled access to respected tribal leaders, members of congress, federal agency representatives, state and local elected officials and top CEO’s on both a regional and national platform.
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The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development hosts many national and regional events as well as several scholarship and awards galas. Our media section showcases photos and videos from these various events. A great way to get acquainted with the NCAIED family.
The National Center’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) provides professional business consulting services and technical assistance to Native American-owned businesses regarding marketing and selling to the Federal, state, local and tribal governments.
The National Center for American Indian Economic Development takes great pride in providing scholarship awards to deserving and outstanding Native American community leaders. Our scholarship programs are an annual process requiring applicants to meet specific requirements and criteria to enter.
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“For years, energy has been one of NCAIED’s biggest focus areas, both through our Reservation Economic Summits and other sponsored events and programs,” said Gary Davis, President and CEO of NCAIED. “We are excited to work with DOE and NCSL on the upcoming National Tribal Energy Summit, which will help expand business opportunities for Indian Country. We look forward to a great event that will help to transform our energy future, and we hope Indian Country participates in full force.”read more
“As a Native American and Veteran Owned, Media and Video Production and Artist Management Corporation, I was THRILLED to see the NCAIED’s recent creation of the Native Edge Network,” said Vincent Schilling, host of Native Trailblazers Radio. “Even though this platform is essentially in its infancy, I have already been making connections with other Native and Governmental agencies whether it be through personal interactions of through formal RFP listings. I am excited to see where this incredible platform will continue to grow and evolve toward the benefit of Native leaders, Entrepreneurs and those seeking to work with them.”read more
The New Day Now (NDN) Rally set the stage for two Capitol Hill sessions for lawmakers to discuss with conference attendees the issues important to Indian Country, followed by a reception on top of the Hart Senate Office building overlooking the Washington, DC skyline. From the long list of Congressional attendees from both parties, it’s clear we have strong support on the Hill.read more
The New Day Now Rally (NDN) in front of the U.S. Capitol was a huge success, and perhaps the first of its kind in Indian Country. We were joined by Congressman Bennie Thompson (Mississippi), Pamunkey Chief Kevin Brown, Mashpee Wampanoag Chairman Cedric Cromwell, Native dancers, members of the National Center’s Board, and hundreds from across Indian Country to affirm and advance economic development for our people.read more
New Day Now Rally, Congressional Sessions Highlight Reservation Economic Summit (RES) DC Events on the Hill
“It’s an honor to speak with Indian Country’s business leaders at this year’s Reservation Economic Summit,” said Senator Jon Tester (Montana), Vice Chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. Senator Tester spoke to conference attendees on the Hill. “NCAIED is a strong advocate for Native American entrepreneurs, and by working together, we can increase opportunity and create jobs in Indian Country.”read more
On Tuesday, leaders from across Indian Country gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol for the New Day Now rally, hosted by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development during our Reservation Economic Summit (RES). Designed to affirm and advance economic development for Native Americans, the rally also provides a venue to raise our collective voices to ensure our message is heard by policymakers. Following the rally, participants further drove home their message through two Capitol Hill sessions focusing on topics key to Indian Country.read more
Tim Purdon, a former U.S. Attorney for North Dakota and an advocate for the Wilkinson memo, spoke at the breakout session. He said DOJ will not prosecute a tribe that has legalized marijuana as long as a strong regulatory system is in place.
“As long as a sovereign state has a strong regulatory scheme,” Purdon said, “it appears the DOJ will stand down.”read more
NIGA Chairman Ernie Stevens to Lead Congressional Panel at during Upcoming Reservation Economic Summit (RES)
“It is an honor to be able to lead a panel with some of Indian Country’s strongest supporters,” said Chairman Stevens. “The panel is just one of many sessions planned during what will be another fantastic RES event, and I hope Indian Country turns out in strong numbers to make their voices heard in our nation’s capital.”read more