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Native Business, LLC

This week, as the next step in its efforts to spotlight innovation, inspire change agents, and spark creativity for Native and Indigenous entrepreneurs, Native Business Magazine announced a full slate of speakers, presenters, and events at the upcoming Native Business Summit 2019. The event, which will bring together some of the country's most notable Tribal leaders, business leaders, and entrepreneurs, will be held in Tulsa from May 13-15.


During the three-day event, attendees will enjoy the opportunity to network with decision-makers, attend business development and other trainings, hear from a top-tier slate of keynote speakers and featured presenters as well as visit the Native Business Summit Tradeshow. 

"We have brought together some of Indian Country's marquee names and premier business talents for our first Native Business Summit, and our attendees will have no shortage of knowledge sources to tap into," said Gary Davis, Publisher of Native Business Magazine. "Our goal has always been to empower, inform, and inspire Native business and entrepreneurship, and we know that this summit will become a must-attend event for Tribal leaders and entrepreneurs well into the future."

Event highlights and noted speakers include:

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  • A keynote address by Bill John Baker, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation;
  • The world premiere of Food Sovereignty, a Native Business documentary short film;
  • A keynote address from Mark Fox, Chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa & Arikara Nation; and
  • A keynote address by Lacey Horn, Treasurer of the Cherokee Nation

In addition to the above keynote addresses, attendees will also be able to choose from a variety of breakout sessions and forums on topics including small business, agriculture, corporate diversity, energy, professional development, gaming, cybersecurity, food sovereignty, finance, government contracting, Native cuisine and brewing, broadband, enterprise, infrastructure, e-commerce, economic development, banking, empowering Native women in business, entrepreneurship and human resources.

For more information on the Native Business Summit, visit here.