Welcome to NCAI

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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  • NCAI 75th Annual Convention & Marketplace

    Register for the NCAI Annual Convention & Marketplace in Denver, CO on October 21 - 28, 2018.

    Register Here NCAI 75th Annual Convention & Marketplace
  • Change the Name

    Leading National Civil Rights and Racial Justice Orgs Announce Joint Opposition to Washington NFL Team Locating New Stadium in DC.

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  • Download the PTG Tribal Workforce Development Toolkit

    Check out the toolkit here, and connect with PTG for guidance on how your nations can use it!

    Download here Download the PTG Tribal Workforce Development Toolkit
  • VAWA 2013’s SDVJ Five-Year Report

    Check out the VAWA Five-Year Report and more resources on VAWA Reauthorization below.

    Learn more here VAWA 2013’s SDVJ Five-Year Report


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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.

  • Partnership for Tribal Governance

    Established in 2009, the Partnership for Tribal Governance creates, coordinates, and makes accessible the knowledge, tools, and resources that tribal nations and leaders need in order to strengthen their governance systems and more effectively exercise their sovereignty.

  • 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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