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This prestigious award recognizes 40 emerging American Indian leaders from across Indian Country who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and dedication and made significant contributions in business and/or in their community.
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The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development with support from the Key Bank Foundation will hold a Native Edge Institute Jan 19th and 21st in Orlando, FL and Cherokee, NC.
The Native Edge Institutes will provide both growing and advanced government contractors training with respect to federal and corporate small business programs.
NEWS AND UPDATES
March 9, 2017 MESA, AZ – Stephine Poston will be honored as the 2017 “Native Woman Business Owner 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
Job Title: Executive Assistant to the President and CEO Supervisor: President/CEO About NCAIED: 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...read more
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...read more
Largest economic development event in Indian Country is back in Las Vegas February 23, 2017 LAS VEGAS – The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (the National Center) will host its 31st annual National Reservation Economic Summit (RES) at the...read more
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...read more
The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) is putting a call out to all Native Photographers. We are starting to look for an event photographer for our National Reservation Economic Summit (RES) in Las Vegas, NV, March 13-16, 2017. The...read more
A transition in leadership brings new perspective to the nonprofit organization and its Reservation Economic Summit KRISTIN BUTLER / Indian Country Today Media Network / 19 JANUARY 2017 Click Here To View Article on indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com “This is a breath...read more
NCAIED President & CEO, Chris James, meets with International Economic Development Council Vice President, Lynn Knight, discussing the importance of economic development in Indian Country.read more
NCAIED Board Chair Derrick Watchman and President and CEO Chris James joined 2015 40 under 40 Award Winner Tara Gatewood on Native America Calling this morning, where they discussed what it takes to build a successful Native business. You can listen to what they had...read more
New President and CEO to Lead the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development as it Marks 50th Anniversary
Chris James, a veteran of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and U.S. Small Business Administration, begins his new role immediately January 3, 2017 MESA, AZ – Ahead of its 50th Anniversary this year, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development...read more