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Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999 09:32:59 EST
Subject: Native Americans and Corporate America Announce the...

Native Americans and Corporate America Announce the First Annual Business Conference

ONTARIO, Calif., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, U.S. 
Department of Commerce Commercial Service, and Solution Seminars LLC are joining 
together to present the first annual Native American/Corporate America Business 
Conference (NACAB).

This Conference will take place at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, 
California February 15-17, 2000.  The purpose of the Conference is to facilitate 
economic opportunities between Native Americans and the Corporate America by providing 
a national forum to create greater respect, understanding, and communication.

The Conference will bring together leaders and participants from Indian tribes, 
corporations, educational institutions, and government to break down barriers and 
forge new opportunities in working together.   The format is structured to encourage 
an open dialogue participants may use and to create business opportunities for 
partnerships and joint ventures on and off reservation lands.

Congressman Patrick Kennedy will be a keynote speaker.  Senators John McCain and Ben 
Nighthorse Campbell both have invaluable expertise in the arena of Native American 
issues and  are invited speakers.  Among noted experts who will be panelists are Dr. 
Duane Champagne and Dr. Carole Goldberg from UCLA; Dr. Troy Johnson from CSU, Long 
Beach; and Dr. Mo Vaziri from CSU, San Bernardino; California State Senator Richard 
Polanco and other corporate leaders, tribal leaders, professors and government 

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians located 60 miles east of Los Angeles, 
exemplifies what the Conference will be discussing.   In a historic partnership, the 
tribe linked with the Commercial Service of the United States Department of Commerce 
to open the San Manuel Associate Office of the Inland Empire Export Assistance Center 
at San Bernardino International Airport.  The Band has been at the forefront of 
preserving Native American sovereignty while bringing people together for positive 
change.  The Band believes strongly in NACAB.  So much so, they have provided seed 
money to organize the Conference.

The Conference will begin on Tuesday, February 15 with an evening reception with 
honored guest Peter Matthiessen, world-renowned author of "In the Spirit of Crazy 

For more information visit the web site at or call Executive Director, 
Juanita Hayes at 619.696.3312 or e-mail her at [EMAIL PROTECTED]

SOURCE   Solution Seminars LLC  
CO:  San Manuel Band of Mission Indians; U.S. Department of Commerce      Commercial 
Service; Solution Seminars LLC
ST:  California
12/08/1999 09:30 EST

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           Tsonkwadiyonrat (We are ONE Spirit)

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