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U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Host Listening Session at Reservation Economic Summit

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MILWAUKEE, WI – The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will host a Listening Session on Economic Development during the upcoming Reservation Economic Summit (RES) in Wisconsin, hosted by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (the National Center).

The session was recently added to the conference agenda, which can be found here.

The Committee is sending its top economic development council to hear comments and collect recommendations to bring back to committee members for further action. In addition to informative sessions and a business trade show, the National Center will host its annual INPRO awards gala on Thursday October 8, which will honor the recently-announced Native American “40 under 40” and other business award recipients. The conference, which is taking place at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee, officially kicks off with a golf tournament on October 6 and ends on October 9.

“We are very excited to offer Indian Country a chance to hear from, and provide input to, those who help craft policy important to Native Americans across the country,” said Gary Davis, President and CEO of the National Center. “This newly-added session complements an already strong agenda and schedule of speakers, and provides even more value-added benefit to event attendees. Along with our annual INPRO Awards gala honorees and another impressive list of Native American 40 under 40 award recipients, RES Wisconsin is shaping up to be one of our most powerful Regional RES events yet."

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The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe and the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation is the presenting partner for RES Wisconsin. RES brings together tribal leaders, elected officials, top CEOs, established or aspiring Native American business owners, and many more to learn, brainstorm, collaborate, and network in an innovative and motivational atmosphere. In addition to business development seminars and sessions, RES Wisconsin will also feature a Native American business trade show.

For more information or to register for RES Wisconsin, please visit NCAIED.org. Members of the media interested in obtaining a media pass for RES Wisconsin should contact Lewis Lowe at 202-333-2234 or Lewisl@Strategies360.com.