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Reservation Economic Summit Las Vegas 2018
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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NCAIED Programs And Services
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.
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 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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“Access to Capital and Credit in Native Communities” Report Released New report focuses on changes over the last 15 years and opportunities moving forward May 23, 2016 Click Here To View Article on CDFIfund.gov A new independent report on access to capital and credit...read more
Their bill, S. 607, creates a competitive grant program to establish and fund business incubators that will assist in cultivating Native American-owned small businesses. The incubators will serve as a much-needed resource in Indian Country, where entrepreneurs often face start-up challenges such as difficulty accessing business loans, federal restrictions on leasing and other activities on Tribal land, and proximity to cities since many Tribes are located in highly rural areas.read more
“Janie Simms Hipp is not only helping our tribal communities, but is shaping the next generation of policy and education leaders,” said Chris James, the National Center’s president and CEO. “She shares the National Center’s commitment to improving communities from the bottom up. We are pleased to be able to honor her years of dedication and service to Indian Country.”read more
“I am truly humbled to receive this honor,” said President Sharp. “Economic progress is a top priority of the Quinault Indian Nation. We have long realized that our people and our Tribe can make economic advances and stay true to our heritage at the same time. We can take care of our land, respect the legacies of our ancestors and provide for the needs of our children today and build businesses and the economy with full regard for the generations to come,” she said.read more
“They represent the best of our community – from business acumen, to advocacy, to volunteerism, and corporate responsibility. We look forward to following their careers and their continued contributions to Indian Country.”read more
“Stephine Poston has a strong track record of working for and on behalf of Native American businesses, and is a very deserving recipient of the Native Woman Business Owner of the Year Award,” said Chris James, the National Center’s president and CEO, in a statement. “She sets an example for other business leaders – and particularly women – to follow. We are very pleased to be able to honor her with this award.”read more
Sandia Pueblo founder of PR and marketing firm Poston & Associates, LLC, recognized for her service to Indian country Kristin Butler / March 14, 2017 Click Here To View Article on indiancountrymedianetwork.com Stephine Poston expresses joy and gratitude that she “hit...read more
31st annual National RES lasts through Thursday, March 16th March 13, 2017 LAS VEGAS – The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (the National Center) opened the doors on the 31st annual National Reservation Economic Summit (National RES) today....read more
Alicia White Bear Named as 2017 Volunteer of the Year by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
March 10, 2017 MESA, AZ – Alicia White Bear will be honored as the 2017 Volunteer of the Year as a part of this year’s National Reservation Economic Summit (National RES) hosted by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. The National Center...read more
March 9, 2017 MESA, AZ – RWI Benefits, LLC will be honored as the 2017 American Indian Business of the Year as a part of this year’s National Reservation Economic Summit (National RES) hosted by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. The...read more