2014 Mid Year Conference

Conference Information

Membership Information

Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum

Tradeshow and Vendor Information

Cultural Events

About the Region

Ways to Be Involved

Date: Jun 8, 2014 - Jun 11, 2014

Where: Anchorage, AK

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About the Event:

"Claiming Our Rights and Strengthening Our Governance"

Register now!
Don't miss this important gathering of tribal leaders, community members, government officials, and policy makers! Online reigstration is now open! Click here to register for the 2014 Mid Year Conference and Marketplace!

If you would like to pay by check please fill out the Check Processing Form and return to NCAI. 


Draft Agenda now available!
Click here to see the latest draft agenda!

Agenda at a Glance Draft now available click here.

Press Registration
Click here if you would like to register as a credentialed member of press. 

2014 Anchorage Midyear Resolutions Deadline: May 16, 2014

Please submit resolutions to Amber Ebarb via email at aebarb@ncai.org

Download the Template (.doc)
Download the Submission Form (.docx)

All of NCAI’s advocacy work is guided by the resolutions process. View a flowchart of NCAI's resolution process.

NCAI members establish the organization’s positions on issues that affect tribal nations and Native people through a resolutions process. NCAI resolutions are one of the policy mechanisms used to express the organizational positions on tribal, federal, state, and/or local legislation, litigation, and policy matters that affect tribal governments or communities.

About the Artist

This year's conference artwork is done by Helen Jane Simeonoff. The piece, "A Hunting We Will Go II," uses mythological forms traditionally used by the Sugpiaq people of Kodiak and Afognak Islands. 

Helen Jane Simeonoff was born on October 23, 1941 to William (Bill) Simeonoff, Jur. and Alexandra (Alice) Knagin Simeonoff, at the Griffin Memorial Hospital, in Kodiak, Alaska. She loved spending many of her summers at the little village of Afognake, where her mother was born and raised. She graduated from Kodiak High School in 1959. 

Helen studied art at the South Western College painting oils and acrylics. Later while living in Adak, Alaska she continued her studies in worl art at the University of Alaska Adak under the teaching of Rush Cole. She credits Ms. Cole for turning her into a watercolorist. Later in her life she traveled to Ravenna, Italy to further develop her art skills.

Helen was an outstanding photographer and her interests were many, glass fusing, beading, silver-smithing, sewing, resin miniature Sugpiat masks and researching her culture and genealogy. Her bright use of watercolors became her "signature" and she was a colorful as her art.

You can view more of Helen Simeonoff's work at her tradeshow booth or by visiting her website

Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center
600 W 7th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501
Host Hotel:
Hilton Anchorage
500 West 3rd Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501
Room Rate: $175.00
To book your room call: 1-907-272-7411
Room Block Code: NCAI 
If you are unable to book a hotel please contact Kellcee Baker at kbaker@ncai.org to be added to the waitlist.  
Captain Cook
939 West 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
0.4 miles away (8 Minute Walk) from convention center
Room Rate: $190.00
To book your room call: 1-800-843-1950
Room Block Code: National Congress of American Indians 2014 Mid Year Conference
Clarion Suites Downtown
1110 West 8th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
0.4 miles away (8 Minute Walk) from convention center
Room Rate: $213.00
To book your room call: 907-929-6461
Room Block Code: NCAI
Tribal Property
Dimond Center Hotel
700 East Dimond Blvd
Anchorage, AK 99515
Shuttle Provided: 7:30AM to Dena'ina Convention Center and 6:00PM from Dena'ina Convention Center
Room Rate: $175.00
To book your room call: 907-770-5000
Room Block Code: NCAI
Airline Information:
If you are flying with Alaska Airlines, please click here to receive booking instructions for the NCAI discount.


The 9th Annual Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum will be held on June 10th, 2014, at NCAI’s Mid Year Convention. The theme is “Moving Policy and Innovation through Tribal Research”, and the Forum will feature cutting-edge research developed by tribes and research organizations on a range of topics that may include: health care reform, climate change, water quality, education, economic development, and energy. The Forum will also feature a Poster Session highlighting student research. 

Click here to view the 9th Annual Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum Agenda!

Click here to view the proceedings from the 8th Annual Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum!

If you would like to become a vendor at our Tradeshow and Exhibit please click here.

NCAI looks forward to hosting the following vendors at the Mid Year Tradeshow!

American Indian Chamber of Commerce/AICEF-PTAC
Center for Native American Youth
Department of Energy - Office of Indian Energy
Grand Canyon University
Helen Simeonoff
Martinez Indian Arts
Native Vote
Navajo Jewelry and Crafts
Office of Justice Programs
Pinnacle Bank/Meswaki Nation
Spirit Dancer (Coast Salish - Shiammon)
Two Rivers CDC - Native PTC
National Tribal Water Center
National Indigenous Women's Resource Center, Inc.
USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service
National Criminal Justice Training Center - Fox Valley Technical College
Tribal Print Source & Nativehire.org
First Council Casino Hotel
American Indian Veterans Memorial, Inc.
Office of Personnel Management 

Don't miss the Eklutna 2014 Potlach/Powwow - "Road Map to Unity" 

Click here to read the Invitation to the Elkutna 2014 Potlach/Powwow. 

Welcome to Alaska!
This year the National Congress of American Indians is proud to host te 2014 Mid Year Conference and Marketplace in Anchorage, AK. Alaska is home to nearly half of the federally recognized tribes in the United States. For a directory of tribes and villages in Alaska check out the Tribal Directory

Things to do in Anchorage
Take advantage of your time in Anchorage, AK! Visit the Convention & Visitors Bureau to learn more about the local attractions and activities.

Alaskan Tour Companies
Salmon Berry Tours

26 Glacier Cruise

Kenai Fjords Tours

CIRI Alaska Tourism Corp (Alaska Native Owned)

Anchorage Activity Map


Volunteer with NCAI
Interested in volunteering with NCAI? Click here to view the volunteer flyer for more information.

Advertise with NCAI
Would you like to advertise in the NCAI Mid-Year Agenda Booklet? If so, click here to download the Advertisement Form.

Host a Side Meeting at NCAI's Mid Year Conference
If you would like to host a side meeting at the NCAI Conference please fill out the Side Meeting Request Form and return to Kellcee Baker at kbaker@ncai.org.