Gary “Litefoot” Davis to Receive National Director’s Special Recognition Award from Department of Commerce
MESA, AZ – Gary Davis, President and CEO of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED), will receive the National Director’s Special Recognition Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). The award, which recognizes individuals who have made a significant impact on the success of minority business enterprises nationwide, will be presented today by MBDA National Director Alejandra Castillo during the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif.
NCAIED’s President and CEO Gary “Litefoot” Davis appointed Ambassador for Dept. of Energy Minorities in Energy Initiative
“We are pleased to be renewing our partnership with the Department of Energy as we work together to increase opportunities in the energy sector for Native Americans, and I look forward to my new role as an ambassador in the program,” said Gary Davis, President and CEO of NCAIED.
Lifetime of achievement for Litefoot: Re-release of The Indian in the Cupboard, SevenStar Award recognize the career of famed Native American actor, musician, author, and entrepreneur
2015 marks the 20th Anniversary of the original release of the popular movie The Indian in the Cupboard, starring Gary “Litefoot” Davis as Little Bear. To mark the occasion, Sony Pictures has re-released the movie on Blu-ray, with new features including an interview with Litefoot reflecting on his iconic role and an archival “making-of” featurette. To honor his lifetime of achievement, which includes acting, music, business, and many other fields, Litefoot will receive the SevenStar Award from the Cherokee Nation Historical Society for his role in preserving, promoting and teaching Cherokee history and culture.
It was my honor and pleasure to serve as co-host of the 2015 Indigenous Music Awards! A big thank you to my co-host Lorne Cardinal, my exceptionally talented Cree brother! Thank you to everyone who tuned in on APTN across Canada, those who watched the live webcast on powwows.com and to all of my First Nations fans at the show last night for showing me so much love and support! It was awesome!
Press Release: American Indian Rap Pioneer and Film Favorite Gary “Litefoot” Davis to Co-Host Indigenous Music Awards
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – Famed Native American musician actor, speaker, author, and entrepreneur Gary “Litefoot” Davis will serve as the Co-Host for the prestigious 2015 Indigenous Music Awards, taking place tonight in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada at the MTS Centre. This is the 10th edition of the awards show, which was previously called the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards.
North America’s finest Indigenous recording artists will gather at the MTS Centre on September 11 for the 10th edition of the IMAs (formerly the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards). Original host Lorne Cardinal returns to mark a decade of emceeing, this time in the company of Gary “Litefoot” Davis.
Gary “Litefoot” Davis, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, has used his music, tours, films, speaking engagements, and books to inspire Native people across North America. Davis’s music has earned him Album of the Year and Artist of the Year honors from the Native American Music Awards, while his theatrical accomplishments include a starring role in The Indian in the Cupboard.
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