The National Center’s National Resource Council is expanding the American Indian private sector and is growing, both domestic and international, economic opportunities for Indian country.

Our National Resource Council is committed to advancing business within Indian Country by leading, innovating, diversifying and sustaining economic development for tribal nations and American Indian businesses.

We utilize over 45 years worth of key relationships, industry experience and resources to assist our members in realizing, and in many cases, expediting their various business goals.

The National Center is uniquely positioned to help its National Resource Council members in navigating the nuances of strategic relationship development across Indian Country.

We can also provide expert business development services to our members, including:

Market Strategy

Business Plan Development

Concept and Budget Development

Global Businesses Development and Strategy

American Indian Supplier Diversity Development

Financial Analysis

Strategic Investment Planning

Brand Development

Federal, Corporate and Tribal Procurement Assistance

What are the benefits of becoming a “National Resource Council” member?

There are numerous benefits to becoming a National Resource Council member. Primary benefits include:
  • Referrals & business development opportunities for your tribe, company or organization.
  • Strategically partnering with the largest and longest standing national non-profit Indian specific business development organization in the country.
  • Assistance in facilitating Tribal Enterprise opportunities for your organization, company or tribe.
  • Help in reducing Corporate minority outreach costs.
  • Ongoing support and development of mutually beneficial relationships between the American Indian community, Corporate America, Federal Agencies, Foreign Countries and our National Resource Council members.
  • Publicity of successful National Resource Council impacts on Indian communities, in the public sector and abroad.
  • Facilitation of networking opportunities between National Resource Council Members, American Indian leaders, corporate leaders, foreign interests and state, local and national elected officials.
  • Your Tribal, Corporate or Organization’s logo on the National Center website as a National Resource Council Member.
  • Assistance in understanding government contracting, corporate, federal and tribal procurement, corporate diversity initiatives, tribal governments, American Indian contracting incentives, International business opportunities & American Indian culture.
  • Strategy 100%
  • Analysis 100%
  • Development 100%
  • Planning 100%

“The Intertribal Agriculture Council would like to applaud the vision of the NCAIED and its leadership, in recognizing the importance of Indian Agriculture in its economic development mission,” said Zach Ducheneaux, Program Manager for the IAC. “Through membership on the National Resource Council, the IAC’s 25 years of experience in advocating the importance of Indian agricultural issues as they relate to Sovereignty, Health, and Economic Development will be shared with all of Indian Country as it moves forward in the quest for self-sufficiency and prosperity. The IAC looks forward to the opportunity to continue to grow this newly formed partnership.”

2013 National Resource Council members include:

GRTI-Logo-150x150 Derek E. White General Manager Gila River Telecommunications, Inc. Native Technology Solutions, Inc. Alluvion Communications, Inc. 7065 W Allison Rd. Chandler, AZ 85226 Direct – 520.796.8845
 mgm-300x57 Kenyatta Lewis Executive Director of Supplier Diversity MGM Resorts International – Global Procurement
att-150 Daniel Youmans Regional Vice President, AT&T External Affairs
northrop Gloria Pualani Corporate Director, Socio-Economic Business Program Northrop Grumman Corporation
raytheon JoAnne Arvizu Supplier Diversity Program Administrator Raytheon Missile Systems Benita Fortner Director, Supplier Diversity Programs Raytheon Company
img Ross Racine Executive Director Intertribal Agriculture Council
2012-LOGO-e1343427160604 Daniel F. Bonamie President/CEO Ongweoweh Corp
nova-300 John Snider President and CEO NOVA Corporation
cahokia-150 Erik Coffin Founder and CEO Cahokia Corporate Group
chuckchansi-150 Chance Alberta Chairman
choctaw-150 Shannon McDaniel Executive Director  Chief Business & Economic Development
macys-150 Macy’s
AnuskewiczMcCabe-300x194 Anuskewicz & McCabe P.C. Sean McCabe, CPA (Diné) Managing Shareholder

National Resource Council FAQ's

Additional Information About The National Resource Council
What are the responsibilities of a National Resource Council member?

To qualify as a National Resource Council member a tribe or company must be willing to:

  • Provide financial support to the 501(c)(3) non-profit mission of the NCAIED by maintaining your annual National Resource Council membership dues.
  • Participate at our semiannual National Resource Council meetings.
  • Contribute time and resources to development of the American Indian private sector.
  • Encourage the use of American Indian suppliers to your company and others in your industry.


What “time and resources” are also contributed?

There is a multitude of ways that National Resource Council members contribute to our mission in addition to monetary support. These include:

  • Providing In Kind contributions to support the mission of our organization.
  • Providing executive level management to assist with strategic planning and fund-raising activities.
  • Participation on the Native American Global Trade Center’s Advisory Council.
  • Providing moderators or speakers at NCAIED events.
  • Providing various types of training for NCAIED clients and the American Indian Community at large.
  • Domestic and International Business relationship building with other tribes, companies and organizations that could support NCAIED.


What is the expected level of annual financial support?

National Resource Council membership dues are $25,000 annually.

How do I become a National Resource Council member?

If you are interested in becoming a National Resource Council member and playing a significant role in growing and expanding economic development in Indian Country, then please contact NCAIED President and CEO, Gary Davis at: 480-545-1298 or email Mr. Davis at: