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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 Enterprise Development is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We at the National Center are proud of our work to advance the economic interests of Indian Country. Due in no small part to help from supporters like you, we are putting our motto – “we mean business for Indian Country” – to work.
NCAIED Programs And Services
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
Appropriations bill ensures key programs for Indian Country remain funded through the fiscal year May 4, 2017 MESA, AZ - Chris James, President and CEO of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, issued the following statement highlighting the...read more
Ernie Stevens, Jr. accepts “Spirit of Community” award from the Phoenix Indian Center on behalf of his father, Ernie Stevens, Sr.
Our board member Ernie Stevens, Jr. accepted the “Spirit of Community” award from the Phoenix Indian Center on behalf of his father, Ernie Stevens, Sr. The presentation took place during the organization’s 34th Annual Silver & Turquoise Ball on Saturday night. The...read more
Tribal Energy Sovereignty – Strengthening Strategic Partnerships Register Today! The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in coordination with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) will host the 2017 National Tribal Energy Summit: Tribal Energy Sovereignty –...read more
The National Center Congratulates Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr. on Winning the Charlie Hill Award from NIGA
NCAIED Chairman Derrick Watchman also participated in NIGA’s Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention April 11, 2017 SAN DIEGO, CA – The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (The National Center) congratulated Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr. for being...read more
The National Center submits formal comments on U.S. Department of the Interior’s Proposed Rules on Indian Trader Regulations April 7, 2017 MESA, AZ – The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (the National Center) formally submitted comments in...read more
SkillSmart Announces Partnership with The Pierite Group; New, Unique Workforce Solutions Coming to Indian Country
March 16, 2017 Click Here To View Article on SkillSmart.us SkillSmart, a for-purpose technology company with a skills-matching platform, announced a partnership at the National Reservation Economic Summit with The Pierite Group, a strategic economic development...read more
“Access to Capital and Credit in Native Communities” Report Released New report focuses on changes over the last 15 years and opportunities moving forward May 23, 2016 Click Here To View Article on CDFIfund.gov A new independent report on access to capital and credit...read more
Their bill, S. 607, creates a competitive grant program to establish and fund business incubators that will assist in cultivating Native American-owned small businesses. The incubators will serve as a much-needed resource in Indian Country, where entrepreneurs often face start-up challenges such as difficulty accessing business loans, federal restrictions on leasing and other activities on Tribal land, and proximity to cities since many Tribes are located in highly rural areas.read more
“Janie Simms Hipp is not only helping our tribal communities, but is shaping the next generation of policy and education leaders,” said Chris James, the National Center’s president and CEO. “She shares the National Center’s commitment to improving communities from the bottom up. We are pleased to be able to honor her years of dedication and service to Indian Country.”read more
“I am truly humbled to receive this honor,” said President Sharp. “Economic progress is a top priority of the Quinault Indian Nation. We have long realized that our people and our Tribe can make economic advances and stay true to our heritage at the same time. We can take care of our land, respect the legacies of our ancestors and provide for the needs of our children today and build businesses and the economy with full regard for the generations to come,” she said.read more