American Indian Business Alliance
2016 Conference & Trade Show
“ABC’s of Economic Development in Indian Country”
The American Indian Business Alliance (AIBA) comprised of the North Dakota Indian Business Alliance (NDIBA); Minnesota Indian Business Alliance (MNIBA); Montana Indian Business Alliance (MIBA); South Dakota Indian Business Alliance (SDIBA); and Wisconsin Indian Business Alliance (WIBA) proudly announces the 2016 American Indian Business Conference, “ABC’s of Economic Development in Indian Country” to be held on November 3rd and 4th, 2016 in Bismarck, North Dakota, at the Downtown Radisson.
This American Indian Business Alliance 4th Annual conference has attracted Native-Owned businesses, tribal leaders, business development experts, community based organizations, policy makers, and financial institutions, and is recognized as the premier Indian small business development conference in the Northern Plains region.
“ABC’s of Economic Development in Indian Country” will offer sessions that highlight successful models and strategies that foster the development of private Indian businesses, both on and off reservations, and to develop policy ideas and strategies to address the challenges that Native business owners face. Our goal is for attendees to leave the conference with specific tools and strategies to strengthen the economy.
The American Indian Business Alliances promote private sector Indian business through a structural tipi framework of sustainability, focusing on the four broad topical areas of Business Resources, Business Finance, Infrastructure and Governance. This year’s conference, “ABC’s of ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN INDIAN COUNTRY”, focuses on the four strategic areas of the “tipi”, and will offer practical and effective sessions by presenters and panelists from the region.
2016 AIBA Conference Presentations & Resources
Our thanks to everyone who attended this year’s AIBA Conference and Trade Show held Nov. 3-4, at the Radisson in Bismarck. The following links provide you with downloadable files for the various keynote and plenary session presentations.
- Advocating and Advancing Indian Business Development – Video
Presented to: Northwest Area Foundation In Recognition of Your Dedicated Leadership and Support of Regional Indian Business Alliances
Presented To: North Dakota Department of Commerce In Grateful Appreciation For Outstanding Dedication and Support of American Indian Economic Development Efforts
Keynote Luncheon – Dr. Jessica Metcalfe
- Beyond Buckskin – Presentation
American Indian Business Alliance
- Understanding and Capitalizing on the Buy Indian Act and Buy Native Local – Presentation and Database
Center for Indian Country Development
- Expertise on Indian Country Economies and Development – Presentation
- Economic Planning – Presentation
- Defining Economic Success for Native Owned Business – Presentation
Keynote Luncheon – Clarence O’Berry
- Mandaree Enterprises – Presentation
- Minority Business Development Agency – Presentation
SBA and ND SBDC Collaborating with AIBA – Presentation
Center for Indian Country Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
- Tribal Nations and the Global Secured Transactions Reform Movement – Presentation
Mike Mabin and Heidi Demars
- Rez Cafe – Presentation
Rez Café Explores the Merit of Forming a Native Cooperative Organization
Over 30 people participated in the Rez Café discussion. Feedback was positive in terms of the idea of forming a Native American Artists and Cultural Preservation Cooperative. Here are the notes from the meeting – Rez Café Notes
The next step in the formation process will include conducting a visioning session. Watch the NDIBA website for additional details as the process unfolds.