Chairman Stevens also serves on the board of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

WASHINGTON, DC – Ernie Stevens, Jr., who serves as Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association, will lead a Congressional panel during the upcoming Reservation Economic Summit (RES) in Washington, DC. RES DC is hosted by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED), of which Chairman Stevens also serves as a board member. The panel is designed for lawmakers of both parties in both the Senate and the House to give RES attendees an update on important legislative developments in Indian Country.

“It is an honor to be able to lead a panel with some of Indian Country’s strongest supporters,” said Chairman Stevens. “The panel is just one of many sessions planned during what will be another fantastic RES event, and I hope Indian Country turns out in strong numbers to make their voices heard in our nation’s capital.”

In addition to the panel led by Chairman Stevens, RES DC will host informative and interactive sessions at the Omni Shoreham hotel throughout the week, focusing important economic development topics in Indian Country. RES DC will also feature events designed specifically to connect Native American businesses and entrepreneurs with business opportunities. Prior to the Congressional panel, NCAIED will host a New Day Now rally in front of the Capitol to affirm and advance economic development in Indian Country.

“We are thrilled to have one of Indian Country’s strongest and most respected voices host the Congressional panel during RES DC,” said Gary Davis, President and CEO of NCAIED. “Our collective voices will ensure that there is a New Day Now for economic development in Indian Country.”

A full list of events, as well as Members who will be in attendance at RES, can be found by clicking here.


The National Indian Gaming Association is a nonprofit trade association comprised of 184 American Indian Nations and other nonvoting associate members. The mission of NIGA is to advance the lives of Indian people – economically, socially and politically. NIGA operates as a clearinghouse and educational legislative and public policy resources for tribes, policymakers and the public on Indian gaming issues and tribal community development.

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. With over 40 years of assisting American Indian Tribes and their enterprises with business and economic development – we have evolved into the largest national Indian specific business organization in the nation. Our motto is: “We Mean Business For Indian Country” as we are actively engaged in helping Tribal Nations and Native business people realize their business goals and are dedicated to putting the whole of Indian Country to work to better the lives of American Indian people- both now… and for generations to come.

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