50 faces of Indian Country coverGary “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.
He currently serves as President and CEO of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. Davis has advanced economic opportunity for Indian country by building government relationships, growing diversity presence in corporate America, and increasing training and business development via NCAIED programs such as its Reservation Economic Summits (RES) and Native Edge portal. His lifetime of accomplishment recently eared him the prestigious Sevenstar Award from the Cherokee Nation Historical Society.

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