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Reservation Economic Summit Las Vegas 2018
The Reservation Economic Summit (RES) events are an integral part of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s ongoing commitment to the Native American Business Community. The RES events provide unparalleled access to respected tribal leaders, members of congress, federal agency representatives, state and local elected officials and top CEO’s on both a regional and national platform.
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The National Center for American Indian Economic Development takes great pride in providing scholarship awards to deserving and outstanding Native American community leaders. Our scholarship programs are an annual process requiring applicants to meet specific requirements and criteria to enter.
The National Center’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) provides professional business consulting services and technical assistance to Native American-owned businesses regarding marketing and selling to the Federal, state, local and tribal governments.
The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development hosts many national and regional events as well as several scholarship and awards galas. Our media section showcases photos and videos from these various events. A great way to get acquainted with the NCAIED family.
NEWS AND UPDATES
The New Day Now (NDN) Rally set the stage for two Capitol Hill sessions for lawmakers to discuss with conference attendees the issues important to Indian Country, followed by a reception on top of the Hart Senate Office building overlooking the Washington, DC skyline. From the long list of Congressional attendees from both parties, it’s clear we have strong support on the Hill.read more
The New Day Now Rally (NDN) in front of the U.S. Capitol was a huge success, and perhaps the first of its kind in Indian Country. We were joined by Congressman Bennie Thompson (Mississippi), Pamunkey Chief Kevin Brown, Mashpee Wampanoag Chairman Cedric Cromwell, Native dancers, members of the National Center’s Board, and hundreds from across Indian Country to affirm and advance economic development for our people.read more
New Day Now Rally, Congressional Sessions Highlight Reservation Economic Summit (RES) DC Events on the Hill
“It’s an honor to speak with Indian Country’s business leaders at this year’s Reservation Economic Summit,” said Senator Jon Tester (Montana), Vice Chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. Senator Tester spoke to conference attendees on the Hill. “NCAIED is a strong advocate for Native American entrepreneurs, and by working together, we can increase opportunity and create jobs in Indian Country.”read more
On Tuesday, leaders from across Indian Country gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol for the New Day Now rally, hosted by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development during our Reservation Economic Summit (RES). Designed to affirm and advance economic development for Native Americans, the rally also provides a venue to raise our collective voices to ensure our message is heard by policymakers. Following the rally, participants further drove home their message through two Capitol Hill sessions focusing on topics key to Indian Country.read more
Tim Purdon, a former U.S. Attorney for North Dakota and an advocate for the Wilkinson memo, spoke at the breakout session. He said DOJ will not prosecute a tribe that has legalized marijuana as long as a strong regulatory system is in place.
“As long as a sovereign state has a strong regulatory scheme,” Purdon said, “it appears the DOJ will stand down.”read more
NIGA Chairman Ernie Stevens to Lead Congressional Panel at during Upcoming Reservation Economic Summit (RES)
“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.”read more
This is the second year that the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development will host a regional Reservation Economic Summit, or RES event, in the nation’s capital, and the first time that a rally will be held, according to Gary Davis, president and CEO of the National Center, a nonprofit organization that assists American Indian tribes and their enterprises with business and economic development.read more
National Center Board Chairman Derrick Watchman to Testify at Senate Indian Affairs Committee Hearing during RES D.C.
“The National Center is pleased Chairman Watchman will be able to shed light on the challenges Native businesses face to the people who craft national policy,” said National Center President and CEO Gary Davis. “The hearing is one of many informative events that will take place during RES DC, and another great way to make sure our voices are heard in the nation’s capital. Leaders like Chairman Watchman are invaluable for ensuring that we enter a new day for economic development in Indian Country.”read more
“RES DC promises to be another successful economic summit put on by the National Center – and one that will continue our mission of advancing business for Indian Country,” said Gary Davis, President and CEO of the National Center. “Last year, we laid a strong foundation with our first RES DC, and we look forward to continuing that progress in 2015. I encourage our American Indian enterprises and entrepreneurs, as well as those interested in doing business in Indian Country, to come to our nation’s capital for RES DC.”read more