2012 Annual Convention Resolutions

Final Resolutions for NCAI's 69th Annual Convention

Below is a list of the resolutions from NCAI's 69th Annual Convention which took place October 21-26, 2012 in Sacramento, California. The final resolutions from the 69th Annual Convention are also posted in our Resolutions library in our Resources section. Search for final resolutions by number, title, sponsor, issue area, or other key word. Read more information about the resolutions process.

 

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SAC-12-001 Passed Support for the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe Reservation Expansion Act Virginia Sanchez, Duckwater Shoshone Litigation and Governance Jurisdiction and Tribal Government
SAC-12-002 Passed Support for Tribal Veteran Service Officers Training Programs Kevin Day, Chairman of the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk  Veterans  
SAC-12-003 Tabled In Support of Increased Funding to Tribal Schools Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin Human Resources Education
SAC-12-004 Passed Support for the Indian Health to Provide Recurring Funding for Ambulance Services Leonard Masten Jr. Chairman, Hoopa Valley Tribe Human Resources Health
SAC-12-005 Tabled Urging the United States to Support the Inclusion of Indigenous Peoples in the Operative Text of a Global Legally Binding Instrument on Mercury and Support the Inclusion of a Separate Article on Health Aspects (20 bis) Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians Land and Natural Resources Environmental Protection and Land Use
SAC-12-006 Passed Opposition to H.R. 1904, Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2011, which would Transfer Federal Land for a Massive Block Cave Mine that would Destroy Native American Sacred and Cultural Sites Terry Rambler, Chairman, San Carlos Apache Tribe Litigation and Governance Human, Religious and Cultural Concerns
SAC-12-007 Passed NCAI Support for Return of Coso Hot Springs District, a Sacred Place, to Local Area Tribes Virgil Moose – Big Pine Paiute Tribe of the Owens Valley Litigation and Governance Human, Religious and Cultural Concerns
SAC-12-008 Passed Support for International Repatriation Lt. Governor Jefferson Keel, the Chickasaw Nation Litigation and Governance Human, Religious and Cultural Concerns
SAC-12-009 Passed Support for Tribal Child Support Programs Having Direct Access to the Federal Parent Locator Service and Federal Income Tax Refund Offset Program Brandon Stevens, Oneida Human Resources Indian Child and Family Welfare
SAC-12-010 Passed Tribal Government Access to Internet Gaming Markets Danielle her Many Horses Litigation and Governance Tribal Gaming
SAC-12-011 Passed A Call for the Office of Indian Education to Ensure that Local Educational Agencies Consult and Collaborate with Tribes Sylvia Banie, Vice President / Organized Village of Saxman Human Resources Education
SAC-12-012 Passed Calling for Full, Transparent Environmental Review of  the Port of Morrow Proposal, Consultations and  Regional Review of all Six NW Coal Export Proposals Fawn Sharp Land and Natural Resources Environmental Protection and Land Use
SAC-12-013 Passed Support for Reauthorization of the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Act Fawn Sharp Human Resources Education
SAC-12-014 Tabled Urge the U.S. Congress to Prevent Sequestration and the $100 Million Cut to Impact Aid Fawn Sharp Litigation and Governance Jurisdiction and Tribal Government
SAC-12-015 Tabled Support for Formation of Transit Cooperative Fawn Sharp Economic, Finance and Community Development Transportation and Infrastructure
SAC-12-016 Passed Call for Three-Year Moratorium on IRS General Welfare Exclusion Policy Fawn Sharp Litigation and Governance Taxation
SAC-12-017 Passed Support for Executive Order Prohibiting Federal Employees from Advocating Reduction of Trust Responsibility Fawn Sharp Litigation and Governance Jurisdiction and Tribal Government
SAC-12-018 Tabled Against the Sequestration of Native American Housing and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) Funds Fawn Sharp Litigation and Governance Jurisdiction and Tribal Government
SAC-12-019 Passed Request that the Federal Communications Commission Uphold the Tribal Government Engagement Obligation Provisions for Telecommunications Providers Serving Tribal Lands Anthony Newkirk, Chairman of Gila River Telecommunications, Inc Economic, Finance and Community Development Telecommunications
SAC-12-020 No action Support for D-Q University, an Established Tribally Controlled College Preparing for Operations in California for All American Indian People Margaret Hoaglen Human Resources Education
SAC-12-021 Passed In Support of Universal Broadcast Service Over Tribal Lands Loris Taylor, HOPI, Native Public Media Economic, Finance and Community Development Telecommunications
SAC-12-022 Passed Support for “Departmentalizing” Native American Studies at Universities Nationwide to Educate the Public about Indian Country Richard L. Allen (Cherokee), Cherokee Nation Human Resources Education
SAC-12-023 Passed Supporting Trust Asset Reform Legislation Richard Luarkie, Governor, Pueblo of Laguna Litigation and Governance Jurisdiction and Tribal Government
SAC-12-024 Tabled Support $403 Million Increase for the IHS FY13 Budget Fawn Sharp Human Resources Health
SAC-12-025 Tabled Support of American Indian/Alaska Native Education in Urban Communities Fawn Sharp Human Resources Education
SAC-12-026 Tabled Support for Tribal Transit Manual Fawn Sharp Economic, Finance and Community Development Transportation and Infrastructure
SAC-12-027 Tabled Support for Tribal Transit Program Fawn Sharp Economic, Finance and Community Development Transportation and Infrastructure
SAC-12-028 Passed Supporting Legislation Encouraging Indian Tribal Trade and Foreign Investment  Brenda W. Lintinger, Councilmember, Tunica-Biloxi Tribe Economic, Finance and Community Development Economic Development, Finance, Employment
SAC-12-029 Withdrawn Urging the United States Congress to Exempt Appropriations Available to Tribes for Housing Programs and Services from Sequester, Rescission, and Other Potential Across-the-Board Funding Reductions in FY 2013 and Beyond Cheryl Causley, NAIHC Litigation and Governance Jurisdiction and Tribal Government
SAC-12-030 Passed Support for Section 703 of NAHASDA for the Training and Technical Assistance Program Cheryl Causley, NAIHC Economic, Finance and Community Development Housing
SAC-12-031 Passed Creation of NCAI Task Force on NAHASDA Reauthorization Cheryl Causley, NAIHC Economic, Finance and Community Development Housing
SAC-12-032 Passed In Support of Swift Implementation of HEARTH Act Legislation to Spur Housing Development in Native American Communities Cheryl Causley, NAIHC Economic, Finance and Community Development Housing
SAC-12-033 Passed In Support of a Dedicated Annual Budget for the Federal Communications Commission, Office of Native Affairs and Policy Loris Taylor, HOPI, Native Public Media Economic, Finance and Community Development Telecommunications
SAC-12-034 Passed Promoting Tribal Nation Access and Use of Spectrum for Communications Services Loris Taylor, HOPI, Native Public Media Economic, Finance and Community Development Telecommunications
SAC-12-035 Passed Support for Exempting Tribal Lands from the Application of General Federal Land Laws & Regulations Tex Hall Litigation and Governance Jurisdiction and Tribal Government
SAC-12-036 Passed Support for a Strong Nation-To-Nation Relationship and Effective, Meaningful Consultation Tex Hall Litigation and Governance Jurisdiction and Tribal Government
SAC-12-037 Passed Request of Congress to Provide Adequate Resources for All Aspects of Law Enforcement Process Including Support for Renewed MOU with Tribal Colleges Tex Hall Litigation and Governance Jurisdiction and Tribal Government
SAC-12-038 Passed Support for Immediate Passage of the VAWA Reauthorization with Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction Provision Intact Tex Hall Litigation and Governance Human, Religious and Cultural Concerns
SAC-12-039 Passed Support for Adequate Health Care Resources for Tribal Citizens and Support for and Improved Cooperation Between Health Care, Education and Law Enforcement Providers When Coordination can Improve the Quality of Life for Tribal citizens Tex Hall Human Resources Health
SAC-12-040 Passed Support for Increase in Funding for Road Maintenance throughout Indian Country Tex Hall Economic, Finance and Community Development Transportation and Infrastructure
SAC-12-041 Tabled Support for Indian Provision Allowing Internet Gaming in Any Federal Legislation that May Permit Internet Gaming in the United States Tex Hall Litigation and Governance Tribal Gaming
SAC-12-042 Passed Supporting Solutions, Including Federal Legislation if Necessary, that  Will Reverse or Mitigate the Effects of the 1989 Decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in the Case of Cotton Petroleum V. New Mexico Tex Hall Litigation and Governance Taxation
SAC-12-043 Passed Requesting Federal Internal Revenue Service Not to Treat as Income Any Payments, or Interest or Investment Income Derived from such Payments,  Directly Made to Tribes or Paid Out as Per Capita Payments to Tribal Citizens Pursuant to Settlements of Tribal Claims for Mismanagement of Assets Held in Trust by the United States for the Benefit of Tribes Tex Hall Litigation and Governance Taxation
SAC-12-044 Passed Support for Tribal Inclusion in National Historic Preservation Act Processes Tex Hall Litigation and Governance Human, Religious and Cultural Concerns
SAC-12-045 Passed Urging Recognition of Tribal Self-Determination in Legislation and Agency Collaboration on Federal Programs that Support Economic Development    Tex Hall Economic, Finance and Community Development Economic Development, Finance, Employment
SAC-12-046 Passed Support for Education and Workforce Training Programs Administered by Tribal Colleges Funded through the Department of Labor  Tex Hall Human Resources Education
SAC-12-047 Tabled Support for Federal Legislation that will Grant Greater Tribal Authority over Federal Educational Resources Available for the Education of Tribal Citizens Tex Hall Human Resources Education
SAC-12-048 Tabled Support for Returning the Functions and Funding of the Office of the Special Trustee to the BIA Regional and Agency Levels for Provision of the Trust Services to Tribal Nations and Tribal Citizens  Tex Hall Litigation and Governance Jurisdiction and Tribal Government
SAC-12-049 Passed Support for Requiring the Bureau of Indian Education to Provide Traditional Foods in School Meals Programs Tex Hall Human Resources Education
SAC-12-050 Passed Support for Prior Tribal Water Rights and Opposing Payment for Missouri River Water as Proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tex Hall Land and Natural Resources Trust Lands, Natural Resources, Agriculture
SAC-12-051 Passed Supporting Federal Programs that Fund the Trust Responsibility and Urging the Sequester to be Averted Jefferson Keel Litigation and Governance Jurisdiction and Tribal Government
SAC-12-052 Passed Urging IRS to Immediately Issue Guidance Declaring Trust Per Capita Payments to be Non-Taxable Ron Suppah, Warm Springs Vice Chairman Litigation and Governance Taxation
SAC-12-053 Passed Renewed Efforts to Protect the San Francisco Peaks Cedric Kuwaninvaya, Hopi Tribe Litigation and Governance Human, Religious and Cultural Concerns
SAC-12-054 Passed Increase Funding for Prevention of Methamphetamine and Suicide in Indian Country  Theresa Galvin Human Resources Health
SAC-12-055 Passed Request that the Bureau of Indian Affairs Provide Consistent, Full, and Adequate Funding to Sustain Tribal Justice Programs, including Tribal Detention Facilities Sylvia Homer, CRIT Tribal Council Litigation and Governance Jurisdiction and Tribal Government
SAC-12-056 Passed Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians Land Restoration Legislation  Ron Brainard & W. Ron Allen Land and Natural Resources Trust Lands, Natural Resources, Agriculture
SAC-12-057 Passed Adherence to State/Tribal Consultation and Collaboration Statues in the Design, Development and Implementation of the Medicaid Program  Eddie Tullis, NICOA Board Chairman Human Resources Health
SAC-12-058 Tabled Grand Canyon Escalade Hopi Tribal Council Litigation and Governance Human, Religious and Cultural Concerns
SAC-12-059 Out of order Support Rescinding Section 326 of P.L. 105-83 Dale Williams, Sitka Tribe Litigation and Governance Jurisdiction and Tribal Government
SAC-12-060 Passed Supporting All Alaska Native Tribal Members Born After 1971 be Automatically Enrolled to Village and Regional Corporations Chief Nancy James, Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich'in Tribe Litigation and Governance Jurisdiction and Tribal Government
SAC-12-061 Passed Supporting Efforts to Reform or Repeal 28 U.S.C. § 1500 Leonard Masten Jr. Chairman, Hoopa Valley Tribe Litigation and Governance Jurisdiction and Tribal Government
SAC-12-062 Passed Commemorate the Centennial of the First Successful Climb of Denali in 1913, with Alaska Native Walter Harper First to Reach the Summit Chief Nancy James, Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich'in Tribe Litigation and Governance Human, Religious and Cultural Concerns
SAC-12-063 Passed Urging Congress to Pass S. 3305/H.R. 4027, a Bill Providing the Bureau of Land Management Authority to Process a Land Exchange on the Ute Indian Tribe’s Uintah and Ouray Reservation  Irene Cuch, Chairwoman Land and Natural Resources Energy and Mineral Policy
SAC-12-064 Passed Support to Include a Doctoral Program for United States Department of Education’s Office of Indian Education Indian Professional Development Grants Joseph Martin Human Resources Education
SAC-12-065 Passed Supporting of the First Stewards Coastal Peoples Organization Mike Williams Land and Natural Resources Environmental Protection and Land Use
SAC-12-066 Passed Urging Expansion of Authorization for Contract Health Service Programs to Pay No More than Medicare-Like Rates for All Referred Services Leonard Masten Jr. Chairman, Hoopa Valley Tribe Human Resources Health
SAC-12-067 Passed Support for NCAI Tribal TANF Task Force Legislative Administrative Priorities Robbie McGhee, Board Member Nat. Indian Welfare Assn. Human Resources Indian Child and Family Welfare
SAC-12-068 Passed Support for the Protection of the Indian Child Welfare Act Robbie McGhee, Board Member Nat. Indian Welfare Assn. Human Resources Indian Child and Family Welfare
SAC-12-069 Tabled Encourage U.S. EPA and Other Agencies to Apply Tribal Laws and Regulations at National Priorities List Superfund Sites and at Other Contaminated Sites so Proper Clean Up Standards Enforced Lee Juan Tyler, Council Member Executive  
SAC-12-070 Passed Support for the Yupiit Fourteen in the Exercise of 
Their Inherent Rights to Fish
Mike Williams Litigation and Governance Jurisdiction and Tribal Government
SAC-12-071 Passed Enforcement of the Indian Child Welfare Act through “Government-to-Government” Consultation Relative to Any and All States Rule Changes that Affect Notice Procedures Pursuant to Section § 1912. Pending court Proceedings Shoshone-Paiute Tribal Council Human Resources Indian Child and Family Welfare
SAC-12-072 Passed Support all Legislative Efforts by the U.S. Congress to Amend PL 92-288 (the Stafford Act) to Allow the Tribal Governments to Request Disaster Declarations Directly from the President of the United States Randall Vincente, Governor Pueblo of Acoma Litigation and Governance Jurisdiction and Tribal Government
SAC-12-073 Passed Reestablishment of the NCAI Tribal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Commission Leland McGee Litigation and Governance Human, Religious and Cultural Concerns
SAC-12-074 Tabled Support for Two-Year Funding Cycle Ian Erlich Human Resources Health
SAC-12-075 Tabled Addressing and Improving MAP-21 Ian Erlich Economic, Finance and Community Development Transportation and Infrastructure
SAC-12-076 Tabled Additional Funding for Long-Term Care  Ian Erlich Human Resources Health
SAC-12-077 Passed Calling for Congressional Field Hearings in Alaska to Investigate the Effects of ANCSA Section 1604 (b) and to Restore our Traditional Tribal Hunting and Fishing Rights under the ANCSA Chief Nancy James, Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich'in Tribe Litigation and Governance Jurisdiction and Tribal Government
SAC-12-078 Passed United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, 2014 Andrea Carmen Litigation and Governance Human, Religious and Cultural Concerns