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It’s not too late to submit your nominations and applications for the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s (NCAIED) Native American 40 Under 40 Awards and the American Indian Fellowship in Business Scholarship! The deadline for application and nomination submissions is August 15, 2012!
The NCAIED American Indian Fellowship in Business Scholarship Awards are presented annually to several deserving American Indian undergraduate or graduate students majoring in business. These scholarships are awarded to recipients who have demonstrated a commitment to pursuing excellence in academics and giving back to the American Indian community. The scholarship awards will be presented at RES Oklahoma, an exciting new two-day multifaceted RES event from November 14th-15th, 2012, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, OK.
The NCAIED Native American 40 Under 40 Awards recognizes 40 emerging American Indian leaders less than 40 years of age who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and dedication to achieve significant contributions in their businesses, communities, and Indian Country. The 40 Under 40 Awards will be presented at the 37th Annual Indian Progress in Business Awards 2012 (INPRO), which will be a part of RES Oklahoma this year.
To download a scholarship application & to view eligibility requirements, please visit: http://www.ncaied.org/the-ncaied/scholarships/
To download a 40 Under 40 nomination form & to view eligibility requirements, please visit: http://www.ncaied.org/2012-native-american-40-under-40-nominations/Read More
The NCAIED would like to thank and congratulate our Arizona State University (ASU) First Innovations Initiative student interns Lionel Yellowhair and Jylissa Bizardie on their presentation: Rekindling the Native American Entrepreneurial Spirt – Motivate, Revitalize, & Empower. The presentation and accompanying concept paper explored ways to foster entrepreneurial enterprise in tribal citizens to promote functional tribal economies. We are very proud of what they have accomplished and extend our appreciation to ASU for the opportunity to host these bright, young students!
Mesa, Ariz. July 26, 2012 – The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) proudly welcomes the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) and the Ongweoweh Corp. as the newest members of its National Resource Council (NRC).
The NCAIED’s NRC is comprised of member corporations that are committed to helping promote business opportunities for American Indians and tribes. Members of the NCAIED’s NRC commit time, effort, and resources to facilitate the mission of the NCAIED to develop the American Indian private sector. NRC members possess skills, industry contacts, resources, and dedication to facilitate the NCAIED’s goals of “Putting Indian Country to Work!” Current NCAIED NRC members represent a broad range of companies across many industries, from start-ups to well-established businesses.
“The Intertribal Agriculture Council would like to applaud the vision of the NCAIED and its leadership, in recognizing the importance of Indian Agriculture in its economic development mission,” said Zach Ducheneaux, Program Manager for the IAC. “Through membership on the National Resource Council, the IAC’s 25 years of experience in advocating the importance of Indian agricultural issues as they relate to sovereignty, health, and economic development will be shared with all of Indian Country as it moves forward in the quest for self-sufficiency and prosperity. The IAC looks forward to the opportunity to continue to grow this newly formed partnership.”
The Intertribal Agriculture Council, a non-profit corporation, was founded in 1987 and is committed to pursuing and promoting the conservation, development, and use of agricultural resources for the betterment of American Indian people. The IAC conducts a wide range of programs designed to further the goal of improving Indian agriculture by promoting the Indian use of Indian resources through contracts and cooperative agreements with federal agencies.
The Ongweoweh Corp., established in 1978 by former Cayuga Indian Nation Chief Frank C. Bonamie, has become a leader in the pallet industry, distributing, managing, recovering, and recycling more than 17 million pallets throughout North America for clients such as IBM, the Coca-Cola Company, and Cargill, Inc. With annual sales of over $150 million in 2011, the Ongweoweh Corp. is one of the 50 largest minority-owned companies in the nation, yet it remains committed to the needs of the Native American community by donating a portion of its annual profits to a scholarship fund supporting Native students at Cornell University’s American Indian Program.
“The Ongweoweh Corp. is proud to partner with the NCAIED and support their good work for Indian Country economic development. Supporting the NCAIED is an extension of the Ongweoweh Corp.’s commitment to Native people and communities,” said Ongweoweh Corp. President/CEO Daniel F. Bonamie
Founded in 1969, the NCAIED is an American Indian national organization governed by a Native American Board of Directors that promotes and advocates commerce for tribal, and private native business. It is the longest-standing and largest American Indian economic and business development organization in the nation.
For more information about the NCAIED and its National Resource Council, please visit: http://www.ncaied.org.Read More
On July 25, 2012, NCAIED President/CEO Mr. Gary Davis attended the Tribal Leaders Meeting at the U.S. Capitol with the Senate Democratic Steering & Outreach Committee to discuss ways to improve educational opportunities, proposals to spur energy development, and economic development on Indian lands. Mr. Davis is pictured above with Kevin Allis of the Native American Contractors Association (NACA).Read More
NCAIED President/CEO Mr. Gary Davis & NCAIED Chief Operating Officer Mr. Jason Coochwytewa are welcomed at the Global Experience Specialists (GES) headquarters and warehouse in Las Vegas, NV, to discuss exciting new ideas and concepts for the 2013 National RES Las Vegas, which will be held from March 11th-14th, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino.
To register for the 2013 National RES Las Vegas or for more information, please visit: http://www.ncaied.org/events/res-las-vegas-2013/Read More