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
January 27, 2011
9th Annual State of Indian Nations Address Remarks by Jefferson Keel, President, National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Thursday, January 27, 2011, 10:30 AM ET - Newseum, Knight Studios, Washington, DC
January 27, 2011
“Clear the Way” to Develop Energy and Infrastructure in Indian Country
December 16, 2010
President Obama Announces U.S. Support for United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
National Congress of American Indians Echoes Sentiment that U.S. adoption is “One of the most significant developments in international human rights law in decades”