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  • Martin Harvier of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Recognized as Father of 7G MM

    On March 14, 2017, Levi Esquerra, director of the NAU-FCB Center for American Indian Economic Development (CAIED); Craig Van Slyke, dean of NAU-FCB; and Pam Ramos, director of development; visited Martin Harvier, vice president of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community to acknowledge him as the Father of the financial Read more...
  • CAIED Continues to Promote Financial Literacy with 7G MM Game

    In the coming weeks, the Center for American Indian Economic Development (CAIED) will bring its Seven Generation Money Management Game (7G MM) to several communities throughout the state and region. The purpose of the game, sponsored by the Johnson Scholarship Foundation, is to increase financial literacy among Native American youth Read more...
  • CAIED’s 7G Business Plan Competition for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

    What does it take to start a new business? It requires startup money, investors, employees, a work place, hot coffee, etc.… All of these things are essential for a thriving business, but the one thing that really matters is a good idea. The 7G Business Plan Competition (7G BPC), aimed Read more...
  • CAIED Hosts First Speed Networking Event

    On September 30, 2016 the Center for American Indian Economic Development (CAIED) hosted its first Speed Networking Forum at NAU’s North Valley Campus. Speed networking is a meeting format designed to accelerate business contacts through a series of brief interactions. For this event, speed networking was used to facilitate productive Read more...
  • CAIED Continues Education Outreach through the 7G MM Financial Literacy Game

    7G MM, (Seven Generation Money Management), is a financial literacy game designed to aide Native American youth in making sound financial choices in their adult years. The game is an interactive experience that simulates real-world money matters such as buying a car, renting an apartment, or applying for a loan—complete Read more...
  • Seven Generation Paths to Success Explores Possibilities for Native American High School Students

    One of Northern Arizona University’s (NAU) strategic goals is to become the nation’s leading university serving Native Americans. The Johnson Scholarship Foundation supports that goal. The W. A. Franke College of Business’s (FCB) Center for American Indian Economic Development (CAIED) provided the perfect environment to bring these two together. CAIED offered Read more...
  • NAU CAIED Tribal Economic Outlook Conference Becoming a Premier Event

    The 2nd Annual Northern Arizona University Center for American Indian Economic Development (CAIED) Tribal Economic Outlook Conference was held on April 6, 2016 at the High Country Conference Center. Wells Fargo sponsored the event and more than 170 individuals attended.  Current tribal leaders from Chemehuevi, Colorado River Indian Tribes, Hualapai, Read more...
  • NAU Tribal Leadership Education Summit: A place to listen and be heard

    On Wednesday, March 2, 2016, Northern Arizona University-The W. A. Franke College of Business (FCB) Center for American Indian Economic Development (CAIED) hosted Tribal leaders, Tribal economic directors, and Tribal education directors of the surrounding tribes at the Tribal Leadership Education Summit. This half-day, interactive forum provided an opportunity to Read more...
  • CAIED’s 7G Money Management Game receives boost in funding from Alliant Credit Union Foundation

    In mid-August 2015, Crystal Cree, coordinator for Northern Arizona University-The W. A. Franke College of Business (FCB)’s Center for American Indian Economic Development (CAIED), reached out to Alliant Credit Union Foundation (ACUF) in Chicago, Illinois for funding to support CAIED’s Seven Generation Money Management (7G MM), a financial literacy program Read more...
  • 1st Annual Tribal Economic Outlook Conference

    The Center for American Indian Economic Development (CAIED) presented their first annual Tribal Economic Outlook Conference on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the High Country Conference Center. The conference brought in experts to discuss their predictions for 2015’s tribal economy and ended with keynote speaker Dave Anderson, America’s Rib King Read more...
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