Gary “Litefoot” Davis
Native American Actor, Rap Artist, Speaker and Entrepreneur
Gary “Litefoot” Davis is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. For over two decades, he’s meshed his talents as an artist and entrepreneur with his passion to better the future of Indian Country. His music, tours, films, books and entrepreneurial accomplishments have served as sources of inspiration for people around the world.…
Gary “Litefoot” Davis is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. For over two decades, he’s meshed his talents as an artist and entrepreneur with his passion to better the future of Indian Country. His music, tours, films, books and entrepreneurial accomplishments have served as sources of inspiration for people around the world.
Davis, who began a career in acting by landing the starring role in the film, Indian in the Cupboard, and has since appeared in films such as Mortal Kombat Annihilation and Adaptation, as well as television shows CSI: Miami and House of Cards, is back in front of the camera and releasing digital content in a variety of formats. His new YouTube series “Litefoot’s Relentless Pursuit” is a web series of Davis’ everyday business life and constant travel. “Relentless Pursuit gives viewers a front row seat into the hustle and bustle of my life and everything that goes along with it,” said Davis. “I believe the show will inspire and motivate viewers to relentlessly pursue their goals and aspirations.” Davis also has a weekly podcast, “The Litefoot Show” and a daily video series entitled, “Footnotes”
Mr. Davis has traveled hundreds of thousands of miles throughout the United States and Canada bringing hope and empowerment to hundreds of tribal communities. He continues to motivate and inspire, tribal, educational and corporate audiences as a highly sought after public speaker.
Mr. Davis is the Executive Director of the Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA) and a member of the Forbes Finance Council. Before being appointed as the Executive Director of NAFSA, Mr. Davis served as President and CEO of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) and as a member of the NCAIED’s Board of Directors. He has served as Vice-President of Native Affairs for the Triple Five Group, owners of the world’s largest retail shopping malls; the Mall of America and the West Edmonton Mall and he previously served as co-chair of the National Indian Gaming Association’s, American Indian Business Network.
Mr. Davis is a recipient of the prestigious Sevenstar Award from the Cherokee Nation Historical Society, presented to a Cherokee who is accomplished in a chosen field, brought honor to the Cherokee people and serves as an inspiration to others. He has received the Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency National Director Special Recognition Award, was appointed as an Ambassador of the Department of Energy’s, Minorities in Energy initiative and was also appointed to the United States Small Business Administration’s Council on Underserved Communities. Mr. Davis was recognized as one of the “Fifty Faces of Indian Country” by Indian Country Today Media Network.
Davis, along with his wife Carmen, also own the Davis Strategy Group which specializes in providing business consulting services as well as providing clients strategic communication, marketing, branding, event planning, digital strategy, and video production services. “Davis Strategy brings together over 25 years of business experience, vision and industry knowledge to help our clients grow their businesses,” said Davis. “We couldn’t be more passionate about helping others achieve their business goals.”
A new album is due in 2018, along with a new book covering his song lyrics and the inspirations behind them.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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