NCAI 69th Annual Convention and Marketplace

Hotel & Parking Information

Marketplace Exhibitors

Youth Commission

Golf Tournament

Agenda Details


Date: Oct 21, 2012 - Oct 26, 2012

Where: Sacramento, California

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About the Event:

Our Rights; Our Sovereignty 

NCAI and the California tribes will host the organization's 69th Annual Convention & Marketplace in Sacramento, California this October. This year's Annual Convention will also host a Constitutional review.

Over the course of six days, meetings and events will focus on the rights and sovereignty of American Indian and Alaska Native tribes. Throughout the week NCAI will convene it's General Assembly, educational breakout sessions, and cultural celebrations, all with the purpose of engaging Indian Country in reconnecting with NCAI's original mission, to serve as the unified voice of Indian Country and protect the rights and sovereignty of tribal nations.

Sacramento Convention Center 

1400 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Draft Agenda

Click here for the latest draft agenda!

DRAFT Agenda at a Glance 

Saturday, October 20
7:30 am - 3:00 pm       NCAI Embassy of Tribal Nations Fundraiser - Golf Tournament
Sunday, October 21
8:30 am - 5:00 pm       Pre-Meetings
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm       New Member Orientation
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm       Welcome Reception (hosted by the Local Planning Committee)

Monday, October 22
7:00 am - 8:00 am       National Native Prayer Breakfast
8:30 am - 12:00 pm      First General Assembly
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm       Second General Assembly
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm       Full Committee Meetings

Tuesday, October 23
7:30 am - 8:30 am       Area Caucus Meetings
8:30 am - 12:00 pm      Third General Assembly
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm      Youth Honoring Luncheon
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm       Concurrent Breakout Sessions
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm       Subcommittee Meetings
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm       Cultural Night - Hosted by the Local Planning Committee

Wednesday, October 24
7:00 am - 8:00 am       Area Caucus Meetings
8:00 am - 9:00 pm       Health Walk/Run
9:15 am - 12:00 am      Fourth General Assembly
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm      Exhibit Hall Networking Reception
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm       Concurrent Breakout Sessions
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm       Subcommittee Meetings

Thursday, October 25
7:30 am - 8:30 am       Area Caucus Meetings
8:30 am - 12:00 pm      Fifth General Assembly
9:00am - 10:30am        NCAI Constitutional Convention
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm      Elders Honor Luncheon
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm       Sixth General Assembly
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm       Full Committee Meetings
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm      NCAI Gala Banquet
Friday, October 26
8:30 am - 12:00 pm      Seventh General Assembly
8:30 am - 12:00 pm      Indian Arts & Crafts Only

Hotel Information

Host Hotels are now full, please contact Amy Gay to be added to the wait list.

Host Hotels:
Sheraton Grand

Hyatt Regency Sacramento

Overflow Hotel Information

Hawthorn Suites - Sacramento Airport
321 Bercut Drive
Sacramento, CA  95812
(916) 441-1200 - Hotel
Mention - National Congress of American Indians

Clarion Hotel Mansion Inn
700 16th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Mention - National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)

Holiday Inn Express Sacramento Convention Center
728 16th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Mention: National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)

Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza
300 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Hotel 916-446-0100
Reservations - NCAI 69th Annual Convention & Marketplace 

For parking information around the Sacramento Convention Center click here.

 Vendors attending the 69th Annual Convention and Marketplace:

American Indian Chamber of Commerce of CA-AICEF PTAC  
American Indian Veterans Memorial Initiative [AIVMI]-Seminole Tribe of Florida
AmeriCorps Hoopa Tribal CCC  
AMERIND Risk Management Corporation 
Association on American Indian Affairs
Barbara Murphy dba Sundance  
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Boys & Girls Clubs in Indian Country  
Center for Homeland Defense & Security 
Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute
Cideahzah Pinnecoose Designs  
Creating Stronger Nations/DCI America
Crossfire Connection Insurance Association
Department of Veterans Affairs/Office of Tribal Government Relations  
Designs by Lozen  
DHS Office of Emergency Communications 
DOE- Office of Indian Energy  
DQ University/Inter-Tribal Council of California 
DVA -National Cemetery Administration
FNX: First Nations Experience
Forest County Potawatomi Insurance Department
Fredericks Peebles & Morgan, LLP
Freeport - McMoRan Copper & Gold, Inc.
Gila River Indian Community 
Grand Canyon University 
Granite Bay Energy
Handel Information Technologies
Hard Rock Casino Tulsa
Hickory Ground  
Hoopa Valley Tribal Fisheries  
Hoopa Valley Tribe - K'imaw Medical Center  
Intertribal Agriculture Council-American Indian Foods
Kiva Institute, LLP
Klamath Basin Tribal Youth Program [KATYP]  
Knowledge Alliance
Lyn Risling, Artist
Martinez Indian Arts  
National American Indian Housing Council
National Council of Urban Indian Health
National Disaster Preparedness Training Center
National Indian Child Welfare Association [NICWA]
National Indian Education Study  
National Indian Gaming Association 
National Indian Programs Training Center [NIPTC]  
National Indigenous Women's Resource Center, Inc.
National Library of Medicine
National Museum of the American Indians
National Tribal Environmental Council [NTEC]
Native American Health Center
Native American Lands Environmental Mitigation Program [NALEMP]
Native American University
Native Arts and Cultures Foundation  
Native Built  
Native Lands Lottery
Native Ministries
Native Nation Events
Native Nations Institute
Native Vote  
Native Women's Collective
Navajo Jewelry and Crafts  
Northwest Indian College
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board [NPAIHB]
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board [NPAIHB]  
Notah Southwest Connection  
Notah Southwestern Jewelry and Crafts  
Office of Justice Programs 
Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians [OST]  
One Prospect Technologies  
Otoe-Missouria Tribe/First Council Casino Hotel  
Pinnacle Bank 
Pit River "The Basket Tree"  
Pretty Bird Woman House  
Redding Rancheria
Roche Diagnostics 
Roche Diagnostics  
Roche Diagnostics  
Running Strong for American Indian Youth
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
Selective Service System 
SIRE Technologies, Inc.
Soaring Eagle Gallery  
Social Security Administration
Society of American Indian Government Employees [SAIGE]
Southern Ute Indian Tribe-Public Relations
Summer Rain Arts/Taos Pueblo  
Talking Leaves  
The University of North Dakota
Traditional Eagle Solutions, LLC
Tribal Law and Policy Institute/NRC4 Tribes
Tribal Print Source
True Ballot Election Services
Two Feathers Design  
Two Rivers CDC/Native PTAC 
UC Berkeley-American Indian Graduate Program  
Umpqua Indian Foods-Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians
United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. [UNITY]
US Army Corps of Engineers  
US Census Bureau
US Department of Housing and Urban Development 
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Tribal Outreach 
USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
USDA Rural Development
Vecna Medical 

Click here to download the Exhibit Floor Plan.

Click here to download the 2012 Annual Marketplace Exhibit Kit.

Youth Commission Draft Agenda is now available!

The National Congress of American Indians Youth Commission

Established in 1997, the NCAI Youth Commission has engaged tribal youth to discuss solutions to the unique challenges they face within their communities. The youth commission has served as a collaborative team of Indian Country’s young people to stand together, empowered, to reach Indian country’s greater decisions regarding the future.

Youth Commission members have often informed NCAI’s general membership on various issues, informing key advocacy decisions. The youth commission also provides leadership development opportunities and provides a forum for national native youth networking.


We, the National Congress of American Indian Youth, unite to serve our peoples concerns and interests by enhancing the spiritual, mental, physical and emotional well-being of tribal youth for a better Native America.

Become a Part of the Team

The youth commission will elect its officers at the 69th Annual Convention in October 2012.

The youth commission is specifically designed for college or high school native youth leaders between the ages of 16-23, with an interest in political science, tribal government and Native American legislative and governmental affairs. 

If you are interested in providing a unique perspective on issues relevant to tribal youth and become a resource to NCAI and Tribal Leadership, then please complete and return the application before October 19, 2012. Please return the application to Bernida Humetewa.

For further information about the roles and responsibilities of a youth commissioner, please refer to The 2012-2014 Youth Commissioners Roles and Responsibilities and visit our website.

Click here to download the latest version of the Draft Agenda!

Committee and Subcommittee Agendas
Economic, Finance  & Community Development Committee
Human Resources Committee
Litigation and Governance Committee
Veterans Committee

Economic, Finance & Community Development Subcommittee
Education Subcommittee
Elders & Disabilities Subcommittee
Energy & Mineral Policy Subcommittee
Environmental Protection & Land Use Subcommittee
Health Subcommittee
Housing Subcommittee
Human, Cultural & Religious Concerns Subcommittee
Indian Child Welfare Subcommittee
Jurisdiction and Tribal Government Subcommittee
Tax Subcommittee
Telecommunications Subcommittee
Transportation Subcommittee
Tribal Gaming Subcommittee
Trust Lands, Natural Resources & Agriculture Subcommittee
Veterans Subcommittee

Tribal Leader Emergency Managament Course

Thank you for your support!

The National Congress of American Indians would like to thank and acknowledges the 69th Annual Convention & Marketplace Sponsors:

Bank of America – Gala Banquet Sponsor
Forest County Potawatomi – Exhibition Hall Sponsor
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians – Youth Honoring Luncheon Sponsor
W.K. Kellogg Foundation - Tote Bag Sponsor
Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nation – Elder’s Honoring Luncheon Sponsor
National Indian Health Outreach and Education – Name Badge Sponsor
University of Phoenix – Internet Cafe Sponsor

Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians – Agenda Sponsor
Wal*Mart - Media and Healthy Snack Sponsor
Morongo Band of Mission Indians - General Sponsor
Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians – Elder’s LoungeSponsor
Roche Diagnostics – Health Walker Sponsor
AMERIND Risk Corporation – Bronze Sponsor
Native American Financial Services Associatio (NAFSA) – Coffee Break Sponsor
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians - Coffee Break Sponsor
Prairie Band of Potawatomi Indians - Coffee Break Co-sponsor
Sycuan Band – Coffee Break Co-sponsor 
Elk Valley Rancheria - Coffee Break Co-sponsor

There are still opportunities to sponsor; please contact Bernida Humetewa at 505-867-0203 for more information.