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
In our latest installment of board member and staff profiles, get to know one of our newest board members, Lillian Sparks Robinson. Lillian has deep experience in Indian Country, and was Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans under President Obama....read more
National Center to Host 40 under 40 10th Anniversary Celebration in Tulsa, Oklahoma Event will honor past and present 40 under 40 winners; provide an opportunity to share their leadership September 7, 2018 TULSA, OK – The National Center for American Indian Enterprise...read more
Spotlight on Native American-owned businesses: PCI Aviation We are continuing our series of profiles of Native American-owned businesses that have worked with the National Center. Today we profile PCI Aviation and its President, Mal McGhee. PCI Aviation and Mr. McGhee...read more
The National Center mourns the loss of Senator John McCain. Senator McCain was a patriot and strong advocate for Indian Country. From his time as chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, to his reverence and support for the Navajo Code Talkers, to his firm...read more
Small Business Success Story: The National Center’s PTAC helps a Native-owned business secure its first 8(a) contract
Chad Hill, CEO of Arrowhead Global, LLC, recently wrote to the National Center to thank Procurement Specialist and the entire Native American Procurement Technical Assistance Center team for their help in securing the company its first 8(a) contract. Based in...read more
“I got everything and more than what I expected.” A Recap of the National Center’s first Native Edge Institute in New Mexico
Adolfo Vasquez, who is a procurement specialist with the National Center’s American Indian Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) in Albuquerque, NM provides us with a first-hand...read more
National Center President and CEO Chris James Testifies Before Congress in Support of Key Indian Country Economic Development Legislation
July 24, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development's (the National Center) President and CEO Chris James testified before the House Natural Resources Committee's Subcomitte on Indian, Insular, and Alaksa Native Affairs...read more
The National Center to Host Second Native Edge Institute in Seattle A one-day event focusing on tribal technology and leadership July 19, 2018 SEATTLE, WA– The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (the National Center) will host its second Native...read more
Over the weekend of July 7th, the National Center presented its most recent Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (YES!) at the National United Nations Tribal Youth (UNITY) Conference in San Diego, CA. The National UNITY Conference had 2,400 attendees from over 120 different...read more
Gina Jamison and her husband Eugene are Native Americans living on the Round Valley Indian Reservation in Northern California. For over 25 years they have owned and operated a recycling and environmental cleanup business from their home. Their company, Jamison...read more