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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  • Participate in AmazonSmile

    Shopping on Amazon this Holiday Season? Use the link below to support NCAI during this season of giving.

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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
  • 2017 Annual Policy Update

    Learn more about advocacy strategy on important policy issues that impact tribal communities.

    Download the update here! 2017 Annual Policy Update
  • Support Tribal Sovereignty - Donate Today!

    Support Tribal Sovereignty today and seven generations to come.

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  • Have You Checked Your Calendar?

    Do you have us on your calendar? Make sure to check back here for new events!

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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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