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Reservation Economic Summit Santa Fe (RES N.M.) November 16th – 19th, 2015

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 host hotel for RES N.M. is the fabulous Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino in Santa Fe.

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Pricing and Registration Information For RES New Mexico 2015. Register early and save!

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For Exhibitors, Booth Registration, Conference Attendance and Artisan Fair

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National Tribal Energy Summit - Sept. 23–25, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

Additional NCAIED Programs And Services

Native Edge

The Native Edge is an unprecedented online business training, networking, employment and development ecosystem built to give Indian Country the “Edge” in all aspects of business.

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National Resource Council

The National Center’s National Resource Council is expanding the American Indian private sector and is growing, both domestic and international, economic opportunities for Indian country. Our National Resource Council is committed to advancing business within Indian Country.

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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.

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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.

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Global Trade

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s (NCAIED) Native American Global Trade Center (NAGTC) is a consortium of top-level business visionaries and innovators who are furthering economic development

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NCAIED Scholarships

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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It’s a New Day Now! D.C. Rally Will Promote Economic Development in Indian Country

This is the second year that the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development will host a regional Reservation Economic Summit, or RES event, in the nation’s capital, and the first time that a rally will be held, according to Gary Davis, president and CEO of the National Center, a nonprofit organization that assists American Indian tribes and their enterprises with business and economic development.

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National Center Board Chairman Derrick Watchman to Testify at Senate Indian Affairs Committee Hearing during RES D.C.

“The National Center is pleased Chairman Watchman will be able to shed light on the challenges Native businesses face to the people who craft national policy,” said National Center President and CEO Gary Davis. “The hearing is one of many informative events that will take place during RES DC, and another great way to make sure our voices are heard in the nation’s capital. Leaders like Chairman Watchman are invaluable for ensuring that we enter a new day for economic development in Indian Country.”

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Reservation Economic Summit (RES) to Return to Washington, D.C. for 2nd Consecutive Year

“RES DC promises to be another successful economic summit put on by the National Center – and one that will continue our mission of advancing business for Indian Country,” said Gary Davis, President and CEO of the National Center. “Last year, we laid a strong foundation with our first RES DC, and we look forward to continuing that progress in 2015. I encourage our American Indian enterprises and entrepreneurs, as well as those interested in doing business in Indian Country, to come to our nation’s capital for RES DC.”

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President And CEO of NCAIED, Gary Davis, To Share Insights On Online Strategy In Indian Country

PALA, CA (April 27, 2015) – Gary Davis, President and CEO of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, will participate on the iStrategy panel at the 3rd annual Indian Country Online on June 11, 2015, at Pala Casino Spa Resort. The panel focuses on how tribal operators can utilize the Internet beyond gaming for a broad online strategy. For over two decades, Mr. Davis has meshed his success as an entrepreneur with his passion to better the future of Indian Country and serve as a source of inspiration for Native people across North America. Through his company, Litefoot Enterprises, Mr. Davis has facilitated an array of cross-sector business opportunities in Indian Country ranging from acquisitions, casino gaming, hospitality, land development, green energy, and pharmaceutical initiatives. Through NCAIED, Mr. Davis has used his extensive business experience to advocate for and support Native American businesses across a variety of sectors from coast to coast. “I’m excited about the opportunity to participate in this year’s Indian Country Online conference,” said Mr. Davis. “The conference promises to discuss some of the hottest online gaming topics in Indian Country, and I look forward to discussing how tribes’ online strategies can work with their broader economic development agenda.” The Indian Country Online Congress includes six expert panel discussions: iPlayer – Who is the customer for casino, social and fantasy games on the Internet, and how valuable will they be to your tribal property? iMobile – What trends are occurring in the way people access online wagering content, and how can tribal casinos integrate mobile into their gaming mix? iSkill/iSocial – How should skill... read more

NCAIED well represented at this year’s National Indian Gaming Association Tradeshow & Convention

Last night, National Center President and CEO Gary Davis had the honor and pleasure of serving as the Master of Ceremonies for the National Indian Gaming Association’s (NIGA) Wendell Chino Humanitarian Awards Banquet. The banquet was a part of NIGA’s annual conference hosted in San Diego. The awards ceremony is named after a man who spent his life protecting tribal sovereignty and advancing Indian self-governance. This year’s honoree – W. “Ron” Allen, who is currently President of the Washington Indian Gaming Association – certainly deserved the award after a long career of advocating for Indian Country in various roles. The National Center was certainly well represented at the event. In addition to President Davis, National Center Board Member Chairman Ernie Stevens was re-elected as Chairman of NIGA for the 8th Consecutive term. In addition, Paulette Jordan was elected Secretary of NIGA. Paulette was honored as a “40 under 40” Award recipient at last year’s RES Wisconsin. Moreover, National Center Chairman Derrick Watchman delivered a video message congratulating NIGA on its 30th anniversary. To top it off, John Echohawk, who also serves on the National Center’s Board, swore in both Chairman Stevens and Paulette Jordan into their... read more

Make Plans to Attend RES DC

The National Center is especially excited to host our sixth Regional RES event in our Nation’s Capital, Washington, DC! RES DC will provide attendees electrifying general sessions, multiple networking opportunities, thought-provoking breakout sessions, a business trade show and forums, a Buy Native Procurement Matchmaking Expo… all held within this three-day multifaceted economic development conference. Tribal and Congressional leadership, Corporations, Federal Agencies, Global Trade partners, top CEO’s and business executives, established and aspiring American Indian business owners, and many more all come together to advance business in Indian Country, share ideas, brainstorm, collaborate and learn and network all within an innovative and motivational atmosphere. Similar to our National RES event, our Regional RES events provide the same attention to national and global business matters impacting Indian Country, but in a more focused intimate setting with special attention paid to the business and economic development needs and concerns of the region where we hold the event. In this way, RES DC participants have the opportunity to get more of what they need from the conference. From a networking standpoint, we make it easy to speak to the business and tribal leaders that can help you at our Regional RES events. For more information or to register visit:... read more

National RES 2015 Yields New Opportunities, New Events, and Lasting Business Relationships

Our 29th Reservation Economic Summit (RES) was certainly one to remember, marked with new events, new partners, new topics, and most importantly: new and lasting business relationships. We will certainly use what we learned at National RES to grow and expand future RES events, and stay on the cutting edge of business development in Indian Country. Perhaps the aspect of the conference that stood out to me most was our new events – and just how packed they were. We kicked off Monday with a Business Boot Camp, designed to give Indian entrepreneurs the training and information they need to launch or grow their business. The opening session also featured the Buy Native Procurement Expo, which was done in conjunction with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Though we are just a few weeks removed from RES, we have already heard from attendees who were able to secure contracts as a result of the expo. Check out our success stories section for examples of how RES can help grow your business. For the first time, we hosted an Interactive Access to Capital Fair, which gave RES attendees a chance to discuss their potential projects with major financial institutions such as Wells Fargo, PNC, Native American Bank, Key Bank, and others. And in what’s become a major topic in Indian Country, we hosted a panel on the recent Department of Justice Memorandum on growing marijuana on tribal lands – a topic that we will continue to discuss in the coming months. Indeed, the session attracted the attention of none other than CNBC. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the strong... read more

The National Center honors those who have contributed to advancing business in Indian Country

As a part of this year’s National RES, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development honored Native American business leaders and those who have made significant contributions to advancing economic development in Indian Country. The award winners spanned businesses large and small, and also included categories for tribal leadership, gaming, women-owned business, volunteers, and public advocates. We are proud of all of our winners and look forward to their continued contributions to Indian Country. Below is a list of winners. Corporate Advocate of the Year: Comcast NBCUniversal American Indian Business of the Year: Gila River Telecommunications Volunteer of the Year: Mabel Tsosie, President of Spottedhorse Infosystems, LLC Tribal Gaming Visionary: Victor Rocha, Owner and Editor of Tim Wapato Public Advocate of the Year: Lance Gumbs, Executive Director of the Native American Financial Services Association Small Business Empowerment Award: Stephen Mills, Founder, President, and CEO of AQIWO, Inc. Native Woman Business Owner of the Year: Victoria Vasques, Owner and President of Tribal Tech, LLC American Indian Leadership Award: George Tiger, Principal Chief of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of... read more
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