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“For the magic, grace, and power of your music that illuminates and teaches, For your words of wisdom and hope that send a healing message to our young people, For walking beside them with compassion and honor, And for reaching out with an open heart, There is no greater work to be done. The Governor of Taos Pueblo thanks you, The Taos Pueblo Recovery Program thank you and those lives who you have touched today, thank you.”

-Vincent Lujan, Former Governor of Taos Pueblo

-Paul T. Martinez, Former Lt. Governor of Taos Pueblo

I know you performed twice in San Carlos and to this day! I still hear people talk about you and how you inspired them. I’ve seen our youth from then to now succeed In their own music are leaderships within our community. I Was there when you first did the concert and then the second time when you came back.Thank you for your words of encouragement to our people, especially the youth.

Della Gilson

What is a Warrior? A warrior is the protector of his family, his clan and his tribe. A Warrior is the guardian of the old ways so that they are not forgotten. A warrior is not motivated by greed, political ambition or fame. A warrior will not put himself above others in need. And above all, a Warrior is the living spirit of our Grandfathers. Litefoot, we see this Warrior to be you. Your words are great and powerful. Miigwich (thank you)

American Indian Health

From New Zealand, great example and role model for natives all over the world.

Rosina M. Kahuroa‬‬‬‪

“Incredibly powerful, motivational and touches the soul – is the only way to describe the performance that Litefoot brings in his presentations. Litefoot has the ability to reach youth with his rap music and appearance, while spreading a spiritual and cultural message that has the ability to effect life changes in individuals.”

Yavapai Apache Nation

Gary “Litefoot” Davis is an enrolled member of  the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and is a successful Entrepreneur, Actor, Recording Artist, Author and Public Speaker. Mr. Davis regularly travels throughout North America addressing  audiences of all ages and interests with messages that span a wide variety of topics, but all of which are centered around empowering Indian Country.  His inspirational messages are rooted in traditional values which, he proudly and readily  proclaims, have helped him become successful.

For over 25 years Mr. Davis has inspired and motivated audiences as a consistent voice of inspiration and motivation for American Indian people, Tribes, Tribal programs, Schools, Universities and National Organizations.

He has inspired thousands of audiences throughout North America by delivering his own brand of engaging and highly impactful motivational speeches. He regularly provides his services as a panelist, event host and master of ceremonies.

Additionally, he has lectured at various Colleges and State Universities across the United States, ranging from Virginia Tech and Oregon State University to Sitting Bull College.  Mr. Davis continues to be a consistent voice in the American Indian community as a featured speaker for Tribes, Tribal programs, Schools and national American Indian organization’s.

“Thank you again for coming to Blacksburg, VA…we have been very blessed by your words and example. It’s so easy to get lost in a university setting – many of us are a long way from home here, and on this big, competitive campus it’s easy to lose touch with the values and traditions that so few even can clearly see, much less understand or relate to. You’ve shared that message with people in a way that I hope will open up some hearts and help us *all* move forward in a good direction, living the visions that will help bring everything and everyone back together. The fire that you brought with you will keep going on!” 

Mikhelle Taylor

Dean's Office, Virginia Tech College of Science

Recent Select Appearances
  • The 2015 Indigenous Music Awards – Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
  • Lac Courte Oreilles Housing Authority
  • Squaxin Island Tribe
  • Yakama Nation
  • 2015 National Indian Gaming Association
  • AMERIND Risk Management Annual Conference
  • Makah Tribe
  • CANAR Annual Conference
  • American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma
  • Navajo Nation Housing Conference – Scottsdale, AZ
  • Snoqualmie Education Banquet – Snoqualmie, WA
  • Suquamish Graduation Banquet – Suquamish, WA
  • Cherokee Schools (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians)- Cherokee, NC
  • Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone – Elko, NV
  • Chehalis Tribal Community
  • SIENA Youth Conference
  • Indian Youth of  America Camp
  • Hundreds of Tribal Nations and Tribal Programs throughout North America (List available upon request.)
Universities and Colleges
  • University of North Carolina – Pembroke
  • Virginia Tech University
  • Idaho State University
  • University of Michigan
  • Oregon State University
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Siting Bull College
  • Haskell Indian Nations University
  • … and many more.
Sports and Entertainment
  • The 2015 Indigenous Music Awards – Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
  • Native American Music Awards
  • Indian Summer  Music Awards
  • Jim Thorpe Native American Games
  • Indian Summer Film Awards
  • Hip Hop Summit Action Network
Tribal, First Nations and Other Organizations
  • World Indigenous Business Forum
  • National Indian Gaming Association
  • National Congress of American Indians
  • Rainbow Push Coalition
  • Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations
  • Creation of  Wealth Conference – Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • National Indian Education Association
  • American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma
  • American Indian Business Leaders
  • Development for Native America
  • Indian Business Alliance of North Dakota
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society
  • National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
  • The Reservation Economic Summit
  • American Indian Higher Education Conference
U.S. Government and State Programs
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • The White House – Tribal Business Leaders Forum
  • The U.S. Minority Business Development Agency – Minority Enterprise Development Week
  • U.S. Department of Energy – Panelist
  • State of California Education Association
Corporate and Other
  • Sodexo
  • Comcast NBC Universal
  • CATO Institute
  • Rainbow Push Coalition
  • Congressional Black Caucus Institute
Select Previous Appearances
  • 1998, 2000 & 2005 Native American American Music Awards – Ledyard, CT & Albuquerque, NM
  • 107th Annual Rose Parade – Pasadena, CA
  • 1995, 1997 & 2001 Schemitzun, Pequot Tribe – Ledyard, CT
  • Cherokee Nation – Tahlequah, OK
  • Choctaw Tribe – Broken Bow, OK
  • 1997 Creek Nation Festival – Muskogee, OK
  • Kodiak Area Native Association – Kodiak, AK
  • Passamaquoddy Nation – Pleasant Point, ME
  • Quinault Nation- Taholah, WA
  • Potowatomi Tribe of Kansas, Oklahoma and Michigan
  • 1995 & 1997 National Indian Education Association – Tucson, AZ & Tacoma, WA
  • Santee Sioux Tribe – Flandreau, SD
  • Tulalip Tribe – Marysville, WA
  • Spokane Tribe – Wellpinit, WA
  • San Manuel Band of Mission Indians – Redlands, CA
  • Sherman Indian High School – Riverside, CA
  • Chemawa Indian High School School – Salem, OR
  • 5th Annual Kodiak Island Elders Conference – Kodiak, AK
  • Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation – Cherokee, NC
  • Sequoyah Indian High School – Tahlequah, OK
  • Kickapoo Nation – Horton, KS
  • 1995 AIM Pow Wow – Minneapolis, MN
  • Northwest Indian Youth Conference – Ocean Shores, WA & Billings, MT
  • Seneca Nation – Salamanca, NY
  • Squaxin Tribe – Shelton, WA
  • Annette Island School District – Metlakatla, AK
  • Soaring Eagle Casino – Mt. Pleasant, MI
  • Turtle Mountain Chippewa Tribe- Belcourt, ND
  • Coquille Tribe – Coos Bay, OR
  • Grand Casino – Hinckley, MN
  • Bois Forte Band Of Chippewa – Nett Lake, MN
  • 2001 Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian – New York, NY
  • Leech Lake Band Of Ojibwe Tribe – Cass Lake, MN
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida – Hollywood, FL
  • Native American Music Festival – Prior Lake, MN
  • Yakima Nation – White Swan, WA
  • San Carlos Apache Tribe – San Carlos, AZ
  • 1995 Crow Fair – Crow Agency, MT
  • Reno Sparks Indian Colony – Reno, NV
  • Rapid City Middle School, North Middle School & Central High School – Rapid City, SD
  • Las Vegas Paiute Tribe – Las Vegas, NV
  • Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska – Juneau, AK
  • Flandreau Indian School – Flandreau, SD
  • Lac Du Flambeau Tribe- Lac Du Flambeau, WI
  • Lower Brule High School – Lower Brule, SD
  • Little Wound School – Kyle, SD
  • “La Piuma, Il Flauto, Il Tamburo” Pallazo delle Esposizioni – Rome, Italy
  • Shoshone Bannock Tribe – Pocatello, ID
  • Three Affiliated Tribes – New Town, ND
  • Colville Confederated Tribes – Nespelem, WA
  • Navajo Nation – Ft. Defiance, Window Rock, Chinle…, AZ
  • Tio Spa Zina Tribal School – Sisseton, SD
  • Crow Creek Tribal School – Stephan, SD
  • Standing Rock Sioux Tribe – Mclaughlin, SD
  • Ely Duckwater Shoshone Tribe – Ely, NV
  • Tate Topa Tribal School – Ft. Totten, ND
  • United Tribes Of Delaware Valley – Philadelphia, PA
  • JOM National Convention – Denver, CO
  • Menominee Indian High School – Keshena, WI
  • Northern Cheyenne Tribe – Lame Deer, MT
  • Rocky Boy Chippewa Cree Tribe – Box Elder, MT
  • Ft. McDowell Apache Tribe – Fountain Hills, AZ
  • Warm Springs Confederated Tribes – Warm Springs, OR
  • Viejas Band Of Mission Indians- Escondidio, CA
  • Taos Pueblo – Taos, NM
  • and many more….

Motivation and Inspiration

“The National Indian Gaming Association stands behind Litefoot and helping get Litefoot’s message out. Litefoot will bring you peace, love, kindness, and understanding. He will bring influence. He will bring assertiveness and most importantly Litefoot will bring the warrior to town. A powerful leader.” 

Ernest L. Stevens Jr.

Chairman, The National Indian Gaming Association

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