2013 State of Indian Nations Address

Date: Feb 14, 2013

Where: Newseum - Washington, DC

About the Event:


Jefferson Keel, President of the National Congress of American Indians will deliver the annual State of Indian Nations Address on February 14, 2013 from the Newseum in Washington, DC. As is tradition, the State of Indian Nations address is scheduled just days after the United States President delivers the State of the Union. President Barack Obama is scheduled to address the nation and a joint session of Congress on February 12, 2013.

The live broadcast of the State of Indian Nations address will begin at 10:30 a.m. eastern from the Newseum’s Knight Studio for television broadcast. The event will be broadcast live on www.ncai.org/live.  The address will be followed by a Congressional Response and a Question & Answer session. Questions will be taken from the live studio audience and online viewerswatching .
Attend the Event

To attend the 2013 State of Indian Nations Address live studio broadcast, we require that you sign up to attend the event in advance of the event using this form. Doing so does not guarantee you a seat for the event.

We anticipate receiving more responses for the general admission than we have capacity for. We do this to ensure that all seats in the studio are full. Therefore, entry into the studio is on a first come first served basis on the day of the broadcast.



Register a Watch Party

People all over Indian Country gather to watch the State of Indian Nations every year. Tribal governments, community groups, organizations, businesses, colleges, univeristies, schools, and others are all encouraged to host a watch party and incorporate a discussion with those attend. We'll even provide a way for you to interact online and ask questions during the question and answer session following the address. If you are not able to view the event live, the State of Indian Nations will be archived immediately online for playback at anytime. 

Click here to register a watch party. 
Event Schedule 
9:15 a.m -    Media Setup Begins
9:30 a.m -    Doors Open
10:15 a.m  - Final Seating
10:20 a.m  - Invocation 
10:30 a.m. - State of Indian Nations Address broadcast begins
11:00 a.m. - Congressional Response
11:15 a.m. – NCAI Question & Answer/Press Availability