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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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  • 2018 State of Indian Nations

    NCAI President Jefferson Keel will deliver the annual State of Indian Nations Address on February 12, 2018.

    Click here for more information 2018 State of Indian Nations
  • 2018 Executive Council Winter Session

    Register for the 2018 Executive Council Winter Session being held in Washington, D.C. on February 12 - 15, 2018.

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  • Responding to the Opioid Crisis: An Update for Tribal Leaders

    The opioid crisis impacts AI/AN at high rates. Tribes need multifaceted, collaborative approaches to address this complex issue.

    Read more here Responding to the Opioid Crisis: An Update for Tribal Leaders
  • Support Tribal Sovereignty - Donate Today!

    Support Tribal Sovereignty today and seven generations to come.

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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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