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November 2019

November 7, 2019

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to Rehear Brackeen v. Bernhardt

Today, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted rehearing en banc in the case Brackeen v. Bernhardt. The Protect ICWA Campaign, consisting of the National Indian Child Welfare Association, the National Congress of American Indians, the Association on American Indian Affairs, and the Native American Rights Fund, issued the following statement in response:

October 2019

October 15, 2019

Media Advisory: National Congress of American Indians 2019 Annual Convention & Marketplace in Albuquerque, New Mexico to include Key Sessions and Grammy-Nominated Navajo Artist, Radmilla Cody

As NCAI celebrates its 76th year of serving the broad interests of tribal nations, this year’s Annual Convention theme: Sovereignty in Action reflects the power of tribal nations convening as a congress to protect and advance tribal sovereignty.This six-day event features a robust mix of key assembly presentations, cultural events, receptions, and more. Topics of discussion will include core issues areas such as: civic engagement, climate action, education, economic development, food sovereignty, health, infrastructure, juvenile justice, treaty and trust rights, and more.

October 8, 2019

NCAI Applauds Washington, D.C. City Council's Vote to Declare Indigenous Peoples' Day

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization in the country, applauds today’s vote by the Washington, D.C. City Council to celebrate Monday, October 14, 2019 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the Nation’s Capital, replacing Columbus Day.

August 2019

August 13, 2019

NCAI Response to Latest Flawed Poll on R*dskins Team Name

“This new poll, which purports to survey individuals who self-identify as Native Americans with no ability to confirm their identity, is equally as flawed and unreliable as the Washington Post’s 2016 poll. It proves nothing, nor does it absolve the NFL of its moral obligation to discard the longstanding symbol of racism and division that serves as the mascot of its Washington franchise,” said Kevin Allis, CEO of the National Congress of American Indians.

August 9, 2019

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Reaffirms the Constitutionality of ICWA

Today, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals published its decision in Brackeen v. Bernhardt, the federal court challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). The court’s decision affirmed the constitutionality of ICWA, recognizing the unique political status of tribal nations and upholding the federal law that is so critical to safeguarding Indian child welfare. It is a resounding victory for the law and those who fought to protect it.

August 7, 2019

CALL TO ACTION: Assisting Midwest Tribal Nations Impacted by Severe Storms and Flooding

Dangerous flooding and severe storms in the Midwest have devastated tribal nations across the region. This disaster has destroyed local roads, tribal buildings, and critical infrastructure. Tribal nations are working hard to address the needs of their citizens and repair damages, but they need your assistance. If you would like to send monetary donations, supplies, or any other assistance, please reach out to the tribal contacts listed below.

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