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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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  • Register Now for SOIN & ECWS!

    2017 State of Indian Nations and Executive Council Winter Session is around the corner. Register today!

    Register Here Register Now for SOIN & ECWS!
  • Native Vote 2016

    Register to Vote Today! NativeVote.org has been updated with a new look and new features, with even more to come!

    Click here to visit NativeVote.org Native Vote 2016
  • Army Corps of Engineers Denies Easement at Standing Rock

    Today the Army Corp of Engineers announced its decision not to grant the easement to the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing the Missouri

    NCAI Statement Army Corps of Engineers Denies Easement at Standing Rock
  • VAWA: A Call to Action

    Tribal Governments Able to Take Criminal Action on Non-Indians

    Resources are available on the Tribal VAWA website VAWA: A Call to Action


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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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