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Wednesday, March 13, 2024 – Live from RES: the global reach of Native economic development

Making the most of doing business on a global scale means understanding the competitive advantages tribes bring to the table. Tribes’ unique sovereignty status and tax exemptions appeal to a number of international business ventures. And markets overseas offer the potential for a bigger and broader customer base. The key is knowing the right fit. Wednesday in a special edition of Native America Calling live from #RES2024, we’ll hear from expert international business leaders about the right time to reach out to markets beyond the usual borders.


Chris James (Cherokee), president and CEO of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

Chairman Leonard Forsman (Suquamish)

Wayne Garnons-Williams (Plains Cree from Treaty 6, Moosomin First Nation), Chair of International Inter-tribal Trade and Investment Organization

Dr. Jim Collard (Citizen Potawatomi Nation), Citizen Potawatomi Nation director of Planning and Economic Development

Dijana MitrovicU.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Specialist and CEO and founder of DM Global Consulting