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
April 28, 2012
Executive Director Jacqueline Pata discusses the tribal provisions of VAWA on the Melissa Harris-Perry show.
April 26, 2012
Legislation Protects All Domestic and Dating Violence Victims on Reservations; Attention Turns to House Judiciary Committee
April 25, 2012
James Anaya, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples hosted discussions with tribal leaders at Embassy of Tribal Nations.