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A Message from Our President – September 2019

For the last 11 years, the National Center has honored the best and brightest young leaders in Indian Country through the Native American 40 under 40 award program. Over 400 men and women are now part of this growing family, which includes tribal leaders, entrepreneurs, attorneys, doctors, teachers and professors, artists and entertainers, athletes, journalists, […]

A Message from Our President – July 2019

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the average global temperature for June was the hottest on record. It’s certainly been a “hot” month for the National Center, and our work continues as we near the end of July. We will certainly stay busy through the rest of the summer, when we will host […]

The National Center Awarded $75,000 Grant from the UPS Foundation

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (The National Center) was recently awarded a $75,000 grant from the UPS Foundation. The National Center will use the grant to further develop and promote the Native Edge portal – the organization’s innovative online platform that connects Native job seekers with employers, provides interactive educational business content […]

National Center President and CEO Chris James Joins First Peoples Worldwide Advisory Board

Chris James, President and CEO of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, was recently named to the Advisory Board of First Peoples Worldwide. Based in Boulder, Colorado, First Peoples Worldwide works from a foundation of indigenous values to achieve a sustainable future for all. Its work facilitates collaboration between indigenous peoples and investors […]

President’s Message – June 2019

The National Center is showing no signs of slowing down as the calendar turns to summer. On June 20, we hosted a Native Edge Institute in South Portland, Maine, featuring the inspiring words of Monica Simeon of Sister Sky. She and her company are true success stories – and stories worth sharing. We were honored […]

President’s Message – May 2019

The National Center has maintained a busy schedule over the month of May, which kicked off with our Native Edge Institute in Niagara Falls, New York. This was our first NEI in the Northeast, after successful stops across the West and in the Southeast. Our own Yvette Fielder has a full recap of the event, […]

NCAIED and the Council of the Great Lakes Region Announce Partnership

MESA, AZ – The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (the National Center) is pleased to partner with the Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR) and work together on ways to strengthen Indigenous trade, investment, entrepreneurship, and innovation across the Great Lakes Region, as well as focusing on building greater inter-tribal business and […]