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NCAIED Programs And Services

NCAIED Scholarships

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.

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Native Edge Institutes

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.

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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.

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NCAIED Media

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.

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NEWS AND UPDATES

Innovative Online Platform to Boost Indian Country Economic Development Open for Business

Innovative Online Platform to Boost Indian Country Economic Development Open for Business

“As a Native American and Veteran Owned, Media and Video Production and Artist Management Corporation, I was THRILLED to see the NCAIED’s recent creation of the Native Edge Network,” said Vincent Schilling, host of Native Trailblazers Radio. “Even though this platform is essentially in its infancy, I have already been making connections with other Native and Governmental agencies whether it be through personal interactions of through formal RFP listings. I am excited to see where this incredible platform will continue to grow and evolve toward the benefit of Native leaders, Entrepreneurs and those seeking to work with them.”

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RES on the Hill

RES on the Hill

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.

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The New Day Now Rally Highlights RES D.C.

The New Day Now Rally Highlights RES D.C.

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.

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New Day Now Rally, Congressional Sessions Highlight Reservation Economic Summit (RES) DC Events on the Hill

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.”

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A new day now for Indian Country

A new day now for Indian Country

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.

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Session at RES D.C. meeting explores marijuana in Indian Country

Session at RES D.C. meeting explores marijuana in Indian Country

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.”

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NIGA Chairman Ernie Stevens to Lead Congressional Panel at during Upcoming Reservation Economic Summit (RES)

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.”

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It’s a New Day Now! D.C. Rally Will Promote Economic Development in Indian Country

It’s a New Day Now! D.C. Rally Will Promote Economic Development in Indian Country

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.

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