National Congress of American Indians

National Congress of American Indians Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization in the country.
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NCAI advocates on behalf of tribal governments and their citizens.

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Join the American Indian Cancer Foundation for the Cancer & #COVID19: Increasing Awareness in Clinical Trials for Americ...
12/10/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Cancer & Covid-19: Increasing Awareness in Clinical Trials for American Indians/Alaskan Natives. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Join the American Indian Cancer Foundation for the Cancer & #COVID19: Increasing Awareness in Clinical Trials for American Indians/Alaskan Natives webinar, December 15, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. EST.

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Cancer & Covid-19: Increasing Awareness in Clinical Trials for American Indians/Alaskan Natives. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

AIAN people have been disproportionately impacted by the #COVID19 pandemic and, according to Colorado state data, cases ...
12/10/2020
Third Wave Coronavirus Infections Devastate Colorado’s Native American And Hispanic Communities

AIAN people have been disproportionately impacted by the #COVID19 pandemic and, according to Colorado state data, cases have skyrocketed. “Health care disparities in the Native American community go back centuries. Though gains have been made in recent decades, deep disparities in everything from income to infant mortality remain.”

A third wave of infections has hit Colorado, and as with previous waves, people of color are getting sick at higher rates.

NCAI Resolutions from the 77th Annual Convention & Marketplace are now on our website. This year, the Congress passed 50...
12/10/2020

NCAI Resolutions from the 77th Annual Convention & Marketplace are now on our website. This year, the Congress passed 50 resolutions expressing the consensus positions of our members. See the resolutions at: https://www.ncai.org/about-ncai/ncai-governance

12/10/2020
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The U.S. Congress has made moves on a number of bills affecting tribal nations, including the PRC for Native Veterans Act, the Durbin Feeling Native American Languages Act of 2020, and the Bipartisan Senate COVID Relief Framework. Read more on our blog:

As part of their #VAWA Sovereignty Initiative, NIWRC is filing an amicus brief in United States v. Cooley that will be a...
12/09/2020
Action Alert: Sign On to NIWRC Amicus Brief in United States v. Cooley | National Indigenous Women's Resource Center

As part of their #VAWA Sovereignty Initiative, NIWRC is filing an amicus brief in United States v. Cooley that will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2021. All organizations devoted to ending domestic violence and/or sexual assault, or addressing #MMIW either within or outside of Indian Country, are invited to sign onto the brief. Learn more and sign on by December 20:

| NON-FEDERAL MOMENT |CALL TO ACTION: We need YOU to sign-on to the NIWRC Amicus Brief in United States v. Cooley, a case that will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in the 2021 Term.WHO: The National Indigenous Women's Resource Center will be seeking the support amici similar to those who joi...

“A Native American tribe in Montana and federal prosecutors launched a test project Tuesday that they hope will lead to ...
12/09/2020
Tribes eye program to address missing Native Americans

“A Native American tribe in Montana and federal prosecutors launched a test project Tuesday that they hope will lead to a blueprint for addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous people across the U.S.” #MMIW

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Native American tribe in Montana and federal prosecutors launched a test project Tuesday that they hope will lead to a blueprint for addressing the crisis of missing and...

Today at 2:30 p.m. EST, the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold an oversight hearing titled, “From Languag...
12/09/2020
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hold Hearing on Tribal Self-governance & Cultural Sovereignty

Today at 2:30 p.m. EST, the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold an oversight hearing titled, “From Languages to Homelands: Advancing Tribal Self-Governance and Cultural Sovereignty for Future Generations.” Learn more at:

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at 2:30 p.m. - EST, the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold an oversight hearing titled, “From Languages to Homelands: Advancing Tribal Self-Governance and Cultural Sovereignty for Future Generations.”

“Alexander Quapish, who records show joined the Continental Army which fought against the British Army during the Americ...
12/09/2020
244-year-old remains to be moved from museum to Natick Praying Indian Burial Ground

“Alexander Quapish, who records show joined the Continental Army which fought against the British Army during the American Revolution, will be buried in consecrated ground in Natick.” The move is part of efforts for the federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

Alexander Quapish, of the Wampanoag Tribe, fought for America's independence. Under the NAGPRA, his remains will leave a Havard University museum.

“Circle of Unity,” an intergenerational, multi-disciplinary exhibition that presents a contemporary perspective of Semin...
12/09/2020
“Circle of Unity” Native American Art Exhibit at History Fort Lauderdale

“Circle of Unity,” an intergenerational, multi-disciplinary exhibition that presents a contemporary perspective of Seminole artists on the cycles of solidarity and patterns of resilience that have always existed within the histories of the Seminole and Miccosukee People of Florida, will be on view through January 9, 2021 at the New River Inn.

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and

12/08/2020

Calling all Indigenous business owners in the United States: we are issuing $5,000 grants to Native-owned small businesses impacted by #COVID19. Apply here:
https://bit.ly/nativesmallbusinessgrant

The Virtual Southeastern Art Show and Market (SEASAM) and SEASAM Youth for 2020 continues all month. SEASAM will include...
12/08/2020
Home | SEASAM

The Virtual Southeastern Art Show and Market (SEASAM) and SEASAM Youth for 2020 continues all month. SEASAM will include work from both adult and youth First American artists. This virtual event will allow the continuation of promoting artists and connecting patrons with unique and exciting First American art and artists. Learn more:

SEASAM provides an outstanding marketplace where adult and youth artists can flourish.

Together, we have witnessed the Georgia electorate's collective power. And we have the continued power for electoral suc...
12/08/2020

Together, we have witnessed the Georgia electorate's collective power. And we have the continued power for electoral success by making sure every eligible voter is registered to vote for the Senate Runoff Election. Share this link http://registertovote.sos.ga.gov and tag at least 5 people to pass it on and help reach unregistered Georgian voters today! #TogetherWeVote
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Inspiration from the Southwest region. #MotivationMonday
12/07/2020

Inspiration from the Southwest region. #MotivationMonday

Native Vote
12/06/2020

Native Vote

Are you a Georgian who was too young to vote in November’s election? Will you be turning 18 years old by January 5? If you are, you can vote in the upcoming Senate runoff election! Register to vote by December 7 to cast your first ever ballot on January 5. It only takes a few minutes to do it online: https://georgia.gov/register-to-vote #togetherWeVote

Meskwaki Cultural Center and Museum  Visitors are educated and receive insight in the tradition and culture at the Meskw...
12/05/2020

Meskwaki Cultural Center and Museum Visitors are educated and receive insight in the tradition and culture at the Meskwaki Cultural Center and Museum. #NativeArtSaturday

Native Vote
12/04/2020
Native Vote

Native Vote

"On Nov. 3, Todd Gloria, Tlingit, aged 42, was elected mayor of San Diego, the nation’s 8th largest and California’s second-largest city."

12/04/2020
Native Wellness Institute

Join the Native Wellness Power Hour on Facebook Live, today focusing on Lateral Oppression, with Jillene Joseph and Marcus Guinn.

The Native Wellness Institute exists to promote the well-being of Native people through programs and trainings that embrace the teachings and traditions of our ancestors.

The Southeastern Art Show and Market is happening all through December. Enjoy art from talented Southeastern and Woodlan...
12/04/2020
Home | SEASAM

The Southeastern Art Show and Market is happening all through December. Enjoy art from talented Southeastern and Woodland First American artists at:

SEASAM provides an outstanding marketplace where adult and youth artists can flourish.

With $1 million in funding from Google.org, we are providing stabilization grants to Native-owned small businesses that ...
12/03/2020

With $1 million in funding from Google.org, we are providing stabilization grants to Native-owned small businesses that have been impacted by #COVID19. Apply today: https://bit.ly/nativesmallbusinessgrant

Download the Wrap-up Report for the 77th Annual Convention & Marketplace, featuring a summary of what happened during th...
12/03/2020

Download the Wrap-up Report for the 77th Annual Convention & Marketplace, featuring a summary of what happened during the event and the link to the evaluation form for the event: https://bit.ly/77thannualwrapup

Today at 3:00 p.m. EST: The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is hosting a webinar to discuss working with Indigenous com...
12/03/2020
Working with Indigenous Communities After a Disaster: Focus on South Dakota - Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Today at 3:00 p.m. EST: The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is hosting a webinar to discuss working with Indigenous communities after a disaster. In this webinar, three Indigenous leaders will share their experiences in disaster recovery, explain how needs differ in their communities, and share best practices for working together respectfully in ways that honor culture and land.

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is hosting a webinar to discuss working with Indigenous communities after a disaster. Indigenous leaders will share their experiences in disaster recovery and discuss best practices.

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12/02/2020

National Congress of American Indians's cover photo

As many of us celebrate the holidays without our loved ones, we may be feeling more lonely than thankful this year. You ...
12/02/2020
How Right Now

As many of us celebrate the holidays without our loved ones, we may be feeling more lonely than thankful this year. You are not alone. Find resources that could help you or someone you know who is feeling lonely at http://HowRightNow.org #HowRightNow

How Right Now is an initiative to address people’s feelings of grief, loss, and worry during COVID-19. Support for the How Right Now initiative is provided by the CDC Foundation.

Before the day is over, help us ensure that tribal governments and communities have the support they need to survive thi...
12/02/2020

Before the day is over, help us ensure that tribal governments and communities have the support they need to survive this rapidly expanding crisis. Donate today: http://ncai.org/givingtuesday #GivingTuesday

On this #GivingTuesday, we hope you will consider supporting American Indian and Alaska Natives through the National Con...
12/02/2020

On this #GivingTuesday, we hope you will consider supporting American Indian and Alaska Natives through the National Congress of American Indians: the oldest, largest and most representative organization serving the broad interests of American Indian and Alaska Natives in the country. http://ncai.org/givingtuesday

The financial support the Wampanoag Trading Post and Gallery received from NCAI helped them hire temporary part-time hel...
12/02/2020

The financial support the Wampanoag Trading Post and Gallery received from NCAI helped them hire temporary part-time help, support six more indigenous artisans, and schedule Native film screenings and workshops. Your generous support helps us provide assistance to more businesses like them. Donate today: http://ncai.org/givingtuesday #GivingTuesday

Meet Shayai Lucero (Acoma Pueblo and Laguna Pueblo), owner and floral designer at Earth & Sky Floral Designs and Gallery...
12/01/2020

Meet Shayai Lucero (Acoma Pueblo and Laguna Pueblo), owner and floral designer at Earth & Sky Floral Designs and Gallery. Our stabilization grant helped her keep her reservation-based business open. Unleash your generosity so we can help more businesses like hers: http://ncai.org/givingtuesday #GivingTuesday

Tomorrow is a day of giving, and with your help, we can continue serving the broad interests of American Indian and Alas...
12/01/2020

Tomorrow is a day of giving, and with your help, we can continue serving the broad interests of American Indian and Alaska Natives. Join us on #GivingTuesday and unleash your generosity. ncai.org/givingtuesday

As #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth comes to a close, we look to the words of President Fawn Sharp on the spiritual dimensio...
11/30/2020

As #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth comes to a close, we look to the words of President Fawn Sharp on the spiritual dimension of our people for inspiration. #MotivationMonday

11/28/2020
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NCAI established its Climate Action Task Force (CATF) to document, inform, and support the climate action efforts of tribal nations and organizations, and identify and advocate for policies and funding designed to empower their ability to engage in effective, sustainable climate action. Learn more:

Las Vegas Paiute Tribe 24th Annual Snow Mountain 2012 Pow Wow #NativeArtSaturday
11/28/2020

Las Vegas Paiute Tribe 24th Annual Snow Mountain 2012 Pow Wow #NativeArtSaturday

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About NCAI

Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities.

NCAI, a nonprofit organization, advocates for a bright future for generations to come by taking the lead to gain consensus on a constructive and promising vision for Indian Country. The organization’s policy issues and initiatives are driven by the consensus of our diverse membership, which consists of American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments, tribal citizens, individuals, and Native and non-Native organizations.

For nearly seven decades since its founding, NCAI has remained true to the original purpose of the organization: to be the unified voice of tribal nations. As outlined in the NCAI Constitution, our purpose is to serve as a forum for unified policy development among tribal governments in order to: (1) protect and advance tribal governance and treaty rights; (2) promote the economic development and health and welfare in Indian and Alaska Native communities; and (3) educate the public toward a better understanding of Indian and Alaska Native tribes.


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