About the Organization
Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities. Learn more about the organization.
- NCAI President Brian Cladoosby Bio
- NCAI Executive Committee List
- NCAI Executive Director, Jacqueline Pata Bio
List of Past Leadership
Featured Resources for Press and Media
General Information about Tribes and Indian Country
- Visit our About Tribes Section to learn more about tribal governance and for demographic information on Indian Country.
NCAI's Position on Issues
- NCAI's position on issues is determined by the organization's membership, through resolutions. For more information on a specific area review the policy issues NCAI covers or search our resolutions.
Photos for Use
NCAI makes its photos available under a limited, creative commons license to press, media, and educational institutions. View our collection.
Recent News & Updates
December 4, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. | NCAI opposes President Trump’s efforts to reduce two monuments that hold tribal sacred places. Today, President Trump issued Presidential Proclamations reducing the size of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase national monuments in Utah. These monuments were initially designated as monuments to ensure that tribal and American citizens would have use of these significant landscapes for generations to come. The National Congress of American Indians stands by the efforts of all effected Tribal Governments and local communities who are determined to protect these sacred places in their entirety.
November 21, 2017
Top Civil Rights Organizations Urge Media Not to Use Washington NFL Team’s R-word Name on Thanksgiving
Oneida Nation Homelands – Nov. 21, 2017 – A coalition of the country’s most prominent advocacy and civil rights organizations today called on media organizations to refrain from using the offensive R-word name of the Washington NFL team during their Thanksgiving Day coverage. The Washington franchise will take on the New York Giants in a high-profile, nationally broadcast game on Thursday.
November 16, 2017
The National Congress of American Indians and the Native American Finance Officers Association Oppose the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in the House and the Senate
WASHINGTON, D.C. | The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) oppose the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—both the House bill and the Senate Finance Committee bill.