Assisting clients in Indian Country and beyond
Building bridges Delivering Value
Serving Tribes, Corporations and Organizations since 2005
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Innovative Solutions for Innovative Projects
Who we are
Davis Strategy Group is a consulting, business services and media production firm that is 100% Native American owned and operated by Gary (Cherokee Nation) and Carmen Davis (Makah, Chippewa Cree and Yakama).
Over the last 30 years, we have been extremely fortunate to visit and engage with nearly every Native American Tribe in the United States. In our travels, we’ve been able to listen, learn and engage with our communities. These experiences have afforded us a rare and unique relationship with Indian Country. Subsequently, we’ve spent our entire professional lives working with Tribal leaders, Tribal enterprises, and serving Native American communities.
Along the way, we’ve built several successful businesses and developed lifelong relationships with our Indigenous people throughout North America. Our decades of entrepreneurial engagement in Indian Country, along with Gary’s years of experience in leading Tribally focused national economic development organizations, have culminated in the creation of Davis Strategy Group.
The experiences, knowledge, and relationships we’ve acquired on our journey allow us to provide our clients with nuanced business acumen, guidance, and perspective to help them successfully navigate an array of projects, across a wide range of sectors.
For over 30 years we’ve been…
Making Things Happen.
It’s Where We Excel!
We specialize in bringing people, organizations and businesses together across Indian Country to build bridges, expedite engagement and advance initiatives.
We bring clarity to relationship development by focusing on mutuality and maximizing synergies in order to achieve long term success for our clients.
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CEO & Co-Founder
Focused on Solutions
We’re always excited by new challenges and finding solutions for our clients. Our motto at Davis Strategy Group is, “Run to the Roar.” Why? Because our greatest endeavors in business and in life can be daunting. But that doesn’t mean our goals can’t be accomplished.
By moving forward, step by step, with strategic intention, clarity, and mutuality we are able to achieve win-win solutions and accomplish incredibly amazing things along the way.
We’d love to find out more about your project and how we might help you “Run to the Roar” and achieve your goals!
President & Co-Founder
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AdvisoryWe assist tribes, corporations, organizations and small businesses make big things happen
The Oxford Dictionary defines strategy as: “A plan of action designed to achieve a long-term or overall aim”. We focus our strategic energy into providing our clients with innovative solutions for innovative projects. Whether it has to do with tribal economic diversification, policy goals, exploring international business opportunities, assistance navigating your project in Indian Country or other higher level matters we can help. Contact us today to see how we can be of service to you.
ConsultingOver 30 years of experience in helping grow businesses and relationships
Our clients benefit from over 30 years of experience in navigating business and relationship development. Let our team assist you with expert strategic guidance that considers all the intricacies and nuances of your projects and initiatives. Contact us today to explore the various ways we can assist you.
CommunicationsWe help hone your message and then make sure it's heard
We work with our clients to create effective messaging and then make sure that message is heard by your target audience. Whether it’s clarifying your brand message, implementing a strategy for digital deployment, increasing public awareness regarding your initiatives or crisis management – we can help. Contact us today to learn more!
Operational AssessmentsWe audit the operations of your business, organization or tribe to increase your operating efficiency and effectiveness
Our team of professionals will assist you in auditing your operations and management to identify strengths and weaknesses that provide you with the business intelligence that you need to effectively and efficiently operate your business or organization.
Diversity & InclusionWe help you get it right when it comes to inclusivity and Indian Country
Diversity and Inclusion Services
We can help you build meaningful inclusivity strategies to better train and educate your staff, connect with existing indigenous employees and develop engagement strategies that result in growing your Native American workforce. Contact us today, we’re passionate about helping you accomplish these goals!
MarketingA full compliment of marketing services to help you grow your business or organization
Our team can help create, develop and deploy marketing and advertising campaigns for your products and services. We’ll deploy the latest tools and analytics, to help eliminate the guess work out of your strategy, build your brand and drive results. We can develop a custom website, help you hone your brand, its identity and messaging, in order to attract new clientele and boost your image. And we’ll help you understand the impact you’re having, or the lack thereof, and assist you in your targeting efforts to hit your key performance indicators (KPI). Contact us today to discuss your needs.
Video ProductionFrom digital vignettes for small businesses to broadcast quality commercials, we produce high quality & compelling visuals for your biz
Full Video Production Services
Our team of veteran film makers and content producers are eager to match your production needs with the right professional creative to help elevate your businesses services and products. We also specialize in creating infomercials for your organization and its program/initiatives. We can deliver the right tone to push a special project or a specific community initiative. Whatever your video project may be, our experienced professionals are ready to go to work for you. Contact us today!
Digital Broadcasting and Live StreamingState-of-the-art full service digital broadcasting and live streaming for your events
Broadcasting and Streaming Services
We provide state-of-the-art live streaming services or full service digital broadcasting services for your virtual events or meetings. Our production team deploys the latest technology and equipment to deliver network news caliber coverage of your event to local audiences or viewers around the world. If you want to take your live streaming or virtual events to the next level, don’t wait – contact us today to discuss the ways we can help you upscale your production value and maintain your brand integrity.
Event ProductionOver 30 years of planning and producing all sizes and types of amazing events
Event Production Services
We have extensive experience in planning and producing all sizes of events, conferences and trade shows across the United States. We help you to create an impactful and memorable “one of a kind” event experience. We oversee every detail in the production process from budgeting and profitability, aesthetic, experience, speakers, website/online registration portal, agenda and onsite management to technical specifics, onsite registration and venue logistics.
President & Co-Founder
Carmen Davis, an enrolled member of the Makah Nation, and of the Chippewa Cree and Yakama Tribes, has over 24 years of service to Indian Country.
Mrs. Davis is continuously committed to leading initiatives that have a positive and lasting impact on Native communities across North America. Her decades of experience and service to Indian Country as an entrepreneur have resulted in her successfully establishing, operating and growing several businesses in multiple fields of endeavor.
Mrs. Davis is President and Co-Founder of Davis Strategy Group (DSG), a consulting, business services and media production firm with an array of tribal, corporate and private industry clients. She is equal parts a strategic visionary and behind-the-scenes implementor, essential in guiding and overseeing every process of brand development, business expansion, nation-to-nation relationship building and more. Amongst her many accomplishments with DSG, she has helped to facilitate multiple strategic partnerships between tribal entities and corporations, led international tribal business delegations abroad and produced a multi-day national virtual broadcast.
No stranger to massive productions, Mrs. Davis coordinated logistics and managed all aspects of the multi-faceted, “Reach the Rez” project – which still stands as the single largest national effort of outreach aimed at positively impacting Indian Country over the span of five years. Carmen proudly helped raise over $1.3 million philanthropically for this unprecedented project aimed at serving tribal communities. The Reach the Rez effort began in 2005 and with a crew of ten staff, traveled 54,000 miles in its first year; successfully providing motivational and inspirational programs to over 350 indigenous communities across North America by its conclusion.
Mrs. Davis recently helped launch, and is Vice President of, IndigiStudios, a 100% owned and operated indigenous film and production company focused on a slate of theatrical, episodic, and documentary projects, all centered around the company’s mission of reclaiming the indigenous narrative in film and television. Mrs. Davis oversees the daily operations of IndigiStudios and manages its production slate.
Carmen was named in 2009 as one of the first recipients of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s prestigious, “40 Under 40” award which recognizes up and coming community and business leaders from across Indian Country.
A highly regarded keynote speaker in Indian Country, Carmen has delivered speeches on tribal, corporate and event stages ranging from PNC Bank to the Navajo Nation to the “Native Women’s Business Summit”.
CEO & Co-Founder
Mr. Davis has been a notable figure in Indian Country for over 30 years. First recognized for his considerable achievements in music, film and television with eight award winning albums and starring roles in such films as, The Indian in The Cupboard (Paramount Pictures) and appearances on television programs such as, House of Cards (Netflix) and numerous inspirational concert tours which took him to nearly every tribal nation in the United States.
His accomplishments as a seasoned entrepreneur evolved into tribal economic development in 2007 when he became Vice-President of U.S. Native Affairs for the Triple Five Group (owners of the Mall of America) and then co-chair of the National Indian Gaming Association’s, American Indian Business Network. In 2011 he was asked to join the board of directors of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development and soon after was asked to lead the organization as its president and CEO overseeing their annual Reservation Economic Summit (RES) in Las Vegas, multiple federal programs and initiatives related to business across Indian Country.
Mr. Davis has twice testified before the U.S. Senate and is astute at policy matters related to Indian Country. He is a relentless advocate for tribal sovereignty and has considerable experience building bridges on Capitol Hill. His effectiveness in working with federal agencies to advance business in Indian Country has been substantiated by his twice being appointed an ambassador for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Minorities in Energy (2015) and Equity in Energy (2020) initiatives as well as his appointment to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Council on Underserved Communities (2016).
He is an accomplished international speaker having delivered the featured keynote speech at the World Indigenous Business Forum in Guatemala City, Guatemala and delivered remarks at Hannover Messe, the world’s largest trade fair for industrial technology, in Hannover, Germany.
He’s a recipient of the prestigious Sevenstar Award from the Cherokee Nation Historical Society and received the Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency National Director Special Recognition Award in 2015.
Recently, Mr. Davis was recognized by Scholastic Books in their publication “Native American Heroes” and in 2021 he will be part of an animated indigenous cartoon series for children on Netflix.
What our clients say
Mark N. Fox - Chairman, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation
“Amazing organizers. Amazing at bringing people together and getting things done. So, if you want to get something accomplished, If you have a special project or effort that you want to move forward, these are the people you need to bring in.”
Roxie Schescke – President, Indian Eyes, LLC
We want to note our satisfaction with the standard of service, offered to us by your qualified and efficient team, your values focusing on providing the utmost levels of customer satisfaction. You provide elite services to us and it is obvious how passionate you are about your work given the high level of professional service you deliver.