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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  • Eastern Tribes Welcome Indian Country to Atlanta!

    Join us in Atlanta, Georgia as the Eastern tribes host NCAI’s 71st Annual Convention.

    Register Today! Eastern Tribes Welcome Indian Country to Atlanta!
  • Make Every Native Vote Count in 2014

    Community members and organizers across Indian Country are taking part in Native Vote Action Week this September.

    Participate in Native Vote Action Week Make Every Native Vote Count in 2014
  • NCAI PRC Symposium on Genetics Research

    Watch the full video recap of the Native Peoples and Genetic Research symposium co-hosted by NCAI's Policy Research Center.

    Watch Symposium Videos NCAI PRC Symposium on Genetics Research
  • 2014 Mid Year Conference Resolutions

    NCAI members passed over 40 resolutions in Anchorage, Alaska, taking action on a broad range of issues.

    Review the Resolutions 2014 Mid Year Conference Resolutions
  • Ending the Era of Harmful Sports Mascots

    Tribes, Native people, civil rights organizations, athletes, and sports fans have long opposed harmful "Indian" sports mascots.

    Learn About Indian Country's Oppoisition to "Indian" Mascots Ending the Era of Harmful Sports Mascots

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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Native Youth Focus

NCAI launched NDNSpark, an online community for Native youth to use as they develop into the next generation of leaders.

Learn more about NCAI's Native youth efforts