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.
**2019 40 Under 40 Nominations and Scholarship Applications are now closed
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NCAIED Programs And Services
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
In the National Center’s May newsletter, we sat down with JoAn Notah, who is our Senior Procurement Specialist for the American Indian Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). JoAn started at the National Center in 1999 and now provides invaluable assistance...read more
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...read more
The 2019 Reservation Economic Summit was the best attended RES in many years, with over 2,400 people gathering in Las Vegas for four days. While it would be impossible to capture all of the great things that occurred at RES, we wanted to do a quick highlight a few of...read more
At our 50th Anniversary Gala at the 2019 Reservation Economic Summit, we honored the people, organizations, and businesses contributing to Indian Country and its economy. A full list of winners is below: Presenting the award to Louie Gong and his team is National...read more
Since we last spoke in early March, we have successfully concluded our 33rd annual Reservation Economic Summit. RES 2019 was a tremendous success, with over 2,400 attendees and four days of a jam-packed schedule. It was a fitting way to celebrate the National Center’s...read more
Darrell Redleaf will be hosting RES TV for the 2019 Reservation Economic Summit. Darrell is of Lakota and Hidatsa descent and is a top celebrity hair stylist, makeup artist, photographer, product developer, pitchman, commentator, and beauty guru with 40 years of...read more
Jason will focus on building business relationships and supporting Native Edge Institutes on the East Coast The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (the National Center) is proud to announce the hiring of Jason Lambert as a Business...read more
In our recurring series of staff profiles, we sat down with Ruesh Yazzie, who recently joined the National Center. Ruesh is a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 2007 to 2010, and is currently working on a new platform to help American Indian and Alaska Native...read more
In our continuing series of staff profiles, we sat down with Alia Hauter, the National Center’s new Communications Director. Alia has an extensive background in public relations and marketing, as well as business development for her tribe and other Native and...read more
A month into the new Congress, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee has already passed legislation strongly supported by the National Center and other Indian Country organizations. Read our joint letter with many of these groups in support of the Indian Community...read more