Economic

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 »

CANDO

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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