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.

More About NCAI

  • Fund a new #ChangetheMascot Super Bowl Ad

    Native people are not mascots. Support NCAI’s Kickstarter and help us change the Washington football team’s offensive name.

    Check out the campaign
  • 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference

    The Obama Administration hosted the sixth annual summit and announced a new National Tribal Youth Network.

    Read NCAI's Statement 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference
  • 2015 Executive Council Winter Session

    Mark Your Calendar!

    February 23-25, 2015 2015 Executive Council Winter Session
  • 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


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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