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

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  • VAWA 2013’s SDVJ Five-Year Report

    March 20, 2018 – NCAI five-year report on tribal governments exercising VAWA 2013 Special Domestic Criminal Jurisdiction over non-Indians.

    Read the report here VAWA 2013’s SDVJ Five-Year Report
  • NCAI Analysis of FY2019 President's Budget

    The NCAI Analysis of FY2019 President's Budget is now available for download.

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  • Support Tribal Sovereignty - Donate Today!

    Support Tribal Sovereignty today and seven generations to come.

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  • The Opioid Epidemic: Definitions, Data, Solutions

    The opioid crisis is a complex issue impacting AI/AN communities. Tribes need multifaceted, collaborative approaches to address this complex p...

    Read more here The Opioid Epidemic: Definitions, Data, Solutions
  • 2018 Executive Council Winter Session Policy Update

    Learn more about advocacy strategy on important policy issues that impact tribal communities.

    Download the update here! 2018 Executive Council Winter Session Policy Update

Initiatives

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  • NCAI Policy Research Center

    The NCAI PRC supports Indian Country in shaping its own future as the leading center for tribally driven policy research.

  • Tribal  Supreme Court Project

    The Tribal Supreme Court Project—a collaboration between NCAI and the Native American Rights Fund— monitors litigation in which Native people have a significant stake and coordinates strategy among a network of over 250 tribal leaders, attorneys, and law professors.

  • Native Financial Education Initiative

    The Native Financial Education Initiative provides information for tribes and their citizens to enhance financial capabilities in Indian Country - including the work of the Native Financial Education Coalition, Financial Literacy Month (April), and NCAI's Protect Native Money Campaign and Tribal Exchange Stock Market Game.

  • Consultation Support for Tribal Governments

    President Obama declared his commitment to fulfilling the consultation requirements of Executive Order 13175, NCAI supports tribes in this process with resources.

 

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"Tribal Nations and the United States: An Introduction"
Developed by NCAI, this guide
 seeks to provide a basic overview of the history and underlying principles of tribal governance. 

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