Native American Venture Fund to Promote the Expansion of Tribal Economy at 2018 Reservation Economic Summit

Native American Venture Fund will host a VIP cocktail kickoff and individual workshops with tribal leadership during the 4-day conference at the Las Vegas Mirage.

RES 2018

​​​​Native American Venture Fund (NAVF) will kick off a VIP reception to individual and group meeting with tribal leadership at 2018 Reservation Economic Summit in the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. The Conference brings Tribal Leaders, Federal and Local Officials, Members of Congress and the broad spectrum of Companies interested in making business with Native America.

Reservation Economic Summit (RES), organized by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, provides unparalleled access to respected tribal leaders, members of congress, federal agency representatives, state and local elected officials and economic development / Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investors like NAVF who believes strongly in long-term tribal economic development

We see RES Conference as a great opportunity to explore business possibilities within Native America and believe in the long-term economic success within the tribe and for the benefit of its tribal members

John Cataldi, Managing Partner of NAVF

NAVF’s management will be both in attendance within the conferences’ breakout sessions and will host a series of individual and group tribal leadership workshops during the during the conference.

In addition, NAVF together with Holland and Knight (named Native American Law Firm of the Year), will host a VIP Cocktail Reception, in which Tribal Advocate, Basketball Hall of Fame Legend and accomplished business leader, Julius “Dr. J” Erving, will be in attendance and speak of his experiences both on and off the court that has been the secret to his success. Reception guests will be able to meet and talk with “Dr. J” in a laid-back atmosphere. The Cocktail Reception will take place on Monday, March 5th at 6.30pm-8.30pm in a Room St. Croix A of Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas.

"We invite Tribal Leaders to our Cocktail Reception, a celebration of Native American Economies in a relaxed set-up to have talks, make business opportunities and most importantly, enjoy and have fun”, says Lynn Rapp, NAVF Board Advisor and Oglala Sioux Tribal Member. 

James Meggesto, who heads H&K’s Native American Practice Group and is a registered member of the Onondaga Nation agrees that "The RES Conference has become a dynamic marketplace of ideas for Indian Country and I'm excited to share our firm's collective knowledge on a variety of subjects with tribal business leaders.”

Tara Kaushik, Partner at H&K who specialized within their Energy Practice, adds: “It will be a pleasure to present at the RES Conference this year with my colleagues in Holland & Knight’s Native American Law group. The conference is key to keeping those who do business in Indian Country up-to-date on the latest developments in federal laws and economic development opportunities to move Indian Country and its enterprises forward.”  

More About RES Las Vegas 2018:

RES 2018 is another multifaceted event from The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development which will feature unparalleled access to respected tribal leaders, members of Congress, federal agency representatives, state and local elected officials and top CEO’s, on a national platform.  Attendees will benefit from high caliber networking, teaming opportunities, business development sessions, American Indian Artisan Market, and much more. It’s just one more example of how The National Center is building bridges of opportunity for today’s American Indian Enterprises.

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More About NAVF:

The Native American Venture Fund is a venture fund company that promotes and develops carbon offset projects on tribal lands. NAVF finances all of the costs of such projects for Native American tribes, and the tribes receive a lion's share of revenues from selling carbon credits that the ARB issues for such projects. NAVF has over 30 years of experience working with Native American and the First Nation Tribes on projects that promote economic development. NAVF works closely with leaders from Native American communities who promote reforestation, conservation, and economic development.

Spoiler Alert - Two New NAVF economic development funds will be announced Q2, 2018 that will focus in tribal reservation manufacturing, assembly and distribution opportunities. NAVF’s goal is tribal employment and long-term sustainable revenue development which focuses solely on tribal economics.

For more information, please visit, or contact:

John Cataldi, Managing Partner
Native American Venture Fund, LLC (NAVF)
30 Wall Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Telephone: 212-634-4300

More About H&K:

Holland & Knight’s Native American Law Group provides legal advice to its clients based on a thorough understanding of the legal challenges facing Native American governments and organizations, including Indian tribes, tribal entities, Alaska Native corporations and nonprofits. The Native American Law Group – one of the largest in the United States – provides comprehensive legal and public policy services in Indian Country, from the exercise of tribal sovereignty and governance to the development and operation of hotels, clinics, retail centers, renewable and non-renewable energy, casinos, infrastructure and utilities.

For more information, please visit  or contact:

Tara Kaushik, Partner
Holland & Knight LLP
50 California Street, Suite 2800
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone 415.743.6924
​Cell 408.921.2123

Source: Native American Venture Fund (NAVF)

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