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Cherokee Nation Industries booth

Cherokee Nation Industries booth at RES2010

Inupiat booth

Inupiat booth at RES2010 in the shape of an igloo

Paris Casino on the strip

Paris Casino on the strip

New York, New York casino

New York, New York casino

The Strip

The Strip

Reservation Economic Summit 2010

Famous Dave

With my hero, Famous Dave Anderson

Spent the last five days or so in Las Vegas sharing booth space with Turtle Island PTAC at the Reservation Economic Summit, also known as RES2010. The summit drew several thousand Indian-owned businesses, tribal enterprises, government agencies and large corporations together for business development in Indian Country. I participated in the one-day procurement fair, which was like the business version of speed dating. Made some great contacts and anticipate signing up a couple as new clients. These are companies and organizations from around the U.S. that I would never have met without RES2010 (special thanks to newsletter client Turtle Island PTAC for letting me share their booth and for helping me get signed up for the procurement fair).

Had a chance to visit with my favorite entertainer (and fellow Cherokee) Litefoot and his wife, Carmen. Litefoot emceed the summit and spoke to attendees after the screening of a documentary about his Reach the Rez tour. Also had a blast hanging out with the PTAC folks and Paul Glass, who gave us the “locals” tour of Vegas till the wee hours of the morning. Every night. We had a blast, but man do I need a nap.