State of Indian Nations Embargoed Speech

Published on Jan 12, 2016

January 12, 2016

Jamie Gomez

State of Indian Nations Embargoed Speech

WASHINGTON, DC - On Thursday, January 14, 2016 National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby will deliver the State of Indian Nations (SOIN) address, "Progress and Promise" live from the Knight Studios at the Newseum in Washington, DC.
President Cladoosby’s embargoed speech will be available at 8:00 AM EST, Thursday, January 14, 2016 prior to the address at 10:30 AM EST.
Please refer to the full schedule below. The floor will be opened up to questions from press, the live audience, and those watching online following the address and response.
Space is limited. All press please RSVP here to secure space in the studio.
Contact Jamie Gomez, Director of External Affairs, with questions or to schedule interviews with NCAI principals.
2016 State of Indian Nations
Delivered by President Brian Cladoosby
Knight Studios
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
*Use the C Street Entrance
Thursday, January 14, 2016
8:00 am: Embargoed Press Release Available
9:00 am: Registration
9:15 am: Media Setup
9:30 am: Doors Open
10:10 am: Doors Close
10:20 am: Invocation
10:30 am: State of Indian Nations – NCAI President Brian Cladoosby
11:00 am: Congressional Response – Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN)
11:15 am: Question & Answer Session/Press Availability
11:30 am: Closing Remarks


For more information about the State of Indian Nations, click here.


About The State of Indian Nations:
Each year, the President of the National Congress of American Indians presents the State of Indian Nations address to members of Congress, government officials, tribal leaders and citizens, and the American public. The speech outlines the goals of tribal leaders, the opportunities for success and advancement of Native peoples, and priorities to advance our nation-to-nation relationship with the United States. For more information, visit

About The National Congress of American Indians:
Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization in the country. NCAI advocates on behalf of tribal governments and communities, promoting strong tribal-federal government-to-government policies, and promoting a better understanding among the general public regarding American Indian and Alaska Native governments, people and rights. For more information visit

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