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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
Mesa, Ariz. July 19, 2012 – The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) is now accepting applications for the NCAIED American Indian Fellowship in Business Scholarship and nominations for our 2012 Native American “40 Under 40″ Awards. 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. The INPRO Awards Banquet is the longest standing and most prestigious Native American recognition event in the nation. Highlights of INPRO also include the presentation of other business awards such as the Jay Silverheels Achievement Award, the First American Corporate Leadership Award, and the First American Entrepreneurship Award.
RES Oklahoma will feature respected tribal leaders, state, and local elected officials and top CEO’s, networking, teaming opportunities, business development sessions, American Indian procurement fair and much more. RES Oklahoma marks the expansion of the NCAIED’s highly successful Reservation Economic Summit (RES) into additional regionally focused events throughout the nation. In 2012, the NCAIED’s national event, “RES Las Vegas” enjoyed several historical record-breaking milestones, including the largest attendance in the history of RES – solidifying RES as the premier American Indian business conference in the Nation. Additional regional RES events will soon be announced.
To download a scholarship application, please visit: http://www.ncaied.org/the-ncaied/scholarships/
To download a nomination form for “40 Under 40,” please visit: http://www.ncaied.org/2012-native-american-40-under-40-nominations/
For RES Oklahoma sponsorship inquiries, please email: email@example.comRead More
The NCAIED welcomes and thanks the West America Corporation (WAC) for selecting our board room and training facilities to host their meetings. The West America Corp is a full-service general contractor building successful construction projects throughout the western United States. For more information about WAC, please visit: http://www. westamericancorp.com/
If you are interested in utilizing our conference room & training facilities, please contact the NCAIED at 480-545-1298.
Mesa, Ariz. July 11, 2012 –The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) and the Arizona State University (ASU) First Innovations Initiative are proud to announce that the NCAIED will serve as a sponsor for First Innovations by hosting two student interns for the Summer 2012 Internship Program. The internship will provide the students with hands-on experience in developing and implementing a business model, as well as working knowledge of the concepts of sustainability and innovation within an American Indian context.
During their time at NCAIED, the student interns will work on developing a business model for the NCAIED to create a series of small business/entrepreneurial education workshops that will provide unique and insightful information for a wide range of participants, from start-up to active enterprises. The purpose of the education workshops is to provide opportunities and training to American Indian businesses.
The NCAIED takes great pride in supporting Arizona State University’s, “First Innovations Initiative” and facilitating this opportunity for students to learn and grow as entrepreneurs at our headquarters,” said Gary Davis, NCAIED President and CEO. “We look forward to all the innovative ideas that these brilliant young business minds will develop – helping us to continue serving Indian Country at the highest level.”
The ASU First Innovations Initiative, a collaboration between the ASU American Indian Policy Institute, the ASU Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts, and the ASU American Indian Studies program, is an award-winning program of innovation and entrepreneurship for American Indian sustainability. At a time when many tribal leaders see innovation and entrepreneurialship as a key component of sustainable tribal development, the First Innovations Initiative introduces students to the fundamentals of these concepts and focuses on entrepreneurship that is a cultural match with the long-term sustainability goals of tribes, tribal communities, and American Indians.
“This internship/field practicum provides an opportunity for students to put into practice innovative thinking skills and we are pleased that NCAIED is taking a leading role in providing a home to foster such skills”, expressed Dr. Fonda Walters, co-instructor for the First Innovations Initiative and Senior Research Analyst for the American Indian Policy Institute.
The First Innovations curriculum is comprised of the summer field practicum followed by sequential courses offered in the fall and spring semesters. The Initiative was recently awarded the ASU 2011 Presidential Award for Innovation for its groundbreaking curriculum and the enthusiasm of the rapidly growing number of students from an expanding range of degree programs. The Initiative was also featured in Indian Country Today and is receiving international attention for its ability to resonate with indigenous peoples worldwide.
For more information about the ASU First Innovations Initiative, please visit:http://aipi.clas.asu.edu/