Native Opportunities Weekly: Emerging Native Leaders Summit – Sign Up Today! – (Native American Contractors Association)

Miiyu! (“Hello” in the Pechanga Luiseno language):

This Native Opportunities Weekly message is sharing information about the Native American Contractors Association (NACA) Emerging Native Leaders Summit! The Center for Native American Youth is collaborating with NACA to strengthen economic development and business opportunities for Native youth. This year our founder and chairman, US Senator Byron Dorgan (ret.), will address the ENLS attendees on July 22!

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4th Annual NACA Emerging Native Leaders Summit
The ENLS2014 agenda focuses on the current government contracting market and the best business practices in the face of current trends including, but not limited to, Lowest Price Technically Acceptable, effects of sequestration, multi-award contracts, and Section 811 of the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act. In addition, the ENLS2014 class is required to complete a final project to the three-day program by presenting a business plan to a panel of judges and an audience of their peers. Visit for more information on this exciting opportunity!

Location: 750 First Street NE, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20002
Dates: July 22-24, 2014
Who should attend: Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian college students, young professionals, and managers, ages 18-50.
Registration cost: $1,500
More information — including the agenda, registration, details, and more — available here:

Should you have any questions about the ENLS please contact Ricki McCarroll at and mention the Center for Native American Youth’s email or contact us directly through Ryan Ward at


We hope your tribe, community, company, or organization will consider sponsoring your attendance at this exciting Summit and help to promote collaboration with the Center for Native American Youth.



Erin Bailey
Executive Director
Center for Native American Youth


About the Center for Native American Youth
Founded by former US Senator Byron Dorgan, the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) is a policy program within the Aspen Institute, headquartered in Washington, DC. While a part of The Aspen Institute, CNAY is also overseen by a Board of Advisors. The goal of CNAY is to bring greater national attention to the issues facing Native American youth, and to foster solutions, with special emphasis on youth suicide prevention. How you can help.


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