Issue 53 – Economic Development

Issue 53 – Economic Development

North Dakota’s Tribal Colleges Economic Contribution

North Dakota TCs Have Positive Economic Impact on State – Having five tribal colleges in the state means millions of dollars for the North Dakota economy. Last year tribal colleges generated $182 million in the state. That was the total impact of direct and secondary spending by the colleges and their students identified in a report commissioned by the North ... Read More »

Business is Booming Gary “Litefoot” Davis

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development is the most firmly established national, non-profit organization in Indian Country, having been solely dedicated to developing American Indian economic self-sufficiency through business ownership for 44 years. The National RES, its signature event, is the largest and longest running American Indian business expo in the nation. It is also the NCAIED’s annual ... Read More »


Some people praise founder Jesse Green a successful businessman gracing magazine covers and subject of various business articles, but Jesse thinks of his film and television career as an evolution of numerous inroads, trials and tribulations that have contributed to his success. Most recently Jesse won an award for best television program at this years Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music ... Read More »


In 1995 the Cando Economic Developer of the Year Award was created to recognize and promote recent or long-standing Aboriginal economic development initiatives throughout Canada. All winners past and present share a common desire to bring their communities forward as each pursues a vision of sustainable economic self-sufficiency. Although the path of economic development may vary from one Aboriginal community ... Read More »

The World Indigenous Business Forum

The World Indigenous Business Forum (WIBF) is a platform in which participants discuss their vision, learn lessons from others and gain inspiration through addresses by key individuals. It is structured as an interactive discussion geared toward practical outcomes for participants, promoting engagement and connection. The 2012 forum was hosted at Four Season’s Hotel Sydney in Sydney Australia. Participants came from ... Read More »

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