Our leadership & 40 under 40 winners were out in full force at #Inauguration events & #womensmarch


40 under 40 Alumni and other award winners reconnect at the Native Nations Inaugural Ball at National Museum of the American Indian (L-R): Rebecca Naragon, Department of the Interior (2012); Joe Sarcinella; Department of Defense (2015 Advocate of the Year); Clara Pratte Sarcinella, Bracy, Tucker, Brown, and Valanzano (2010 and Tim Wapato Public Advocate of the Year in 2011); and NCAIED President and CEO Chris James.

  • NCAIED President and CEO Chris James and Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Chairman Larry Wright Jr. discuss tribal enterprise diversity at the Native Nations Inaugural Ball. Join us at RES in March to continue to the conversation!

  • Recently-confirmed Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke (L) pictured with National Center President and CEO Chris James (R) at an event at the National Museum of the American Indian on January 20th, 2017. Photo credit: The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development.

  • Ahead of the #womensmarch, Board Member Margo Gray displays an important message from a great organization: Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations (WEWIN).


NCAIED Board Chairman Derrick Watchman with a strong message to all of our future female leaders and entrepreneurs.

This past weekend was busy for our leadership and several past winners of the 40 under 40 award who attended #inauguration events, including the Native Nations Inaugural Ball Honoring Native American Veterans, and the #WomensMarchonWashington. No matter whom you supported in the election or what your politics are, we can all agree that the peaceful transition of power and the right to make your voice heard are fundamental tenets of democracy and of our country. The National Center looks forward to being engaged on the important public policy issues that will define our future.

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