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NCAI often releases policy papers on key topics, legislation, and milestones related to Indian Country. These policy papers are provided to inform tribal leaders, the general public, and members of the media about these aspects of NCAI’s work

 

Most Recent Policy Papers


Notes from Tribal Leader Preparatory Meeting, Tribal Nations Conference 2011

These notes were gathered by NCAI staff during the Tribal Leader Preparatory Meeting. The meeting was closed to press and the notes are in draft form. They are provided to assist tribal leaders as they prepare for the week’s critical nation-to-nation dialogue. They are not to be used for attribution in any press reports.

Dec 01, 2011

Moving Indian Country Forward, Health Care Reform 1 Year Later

Today, March 23, 2011, marks the one-year anniversary of Health Care Reform for the United States and Indian Country. Passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the permanent reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA) provides Indian Country new opportunities to ensure the health, wellness, and strength of our tribal citizens and communities.

Mar 23, 2011

Indian Nations and the 2009 Presidential Transition

INDIAN NATIONS ARE SOVEREIGN GOVERNMENTS, recognized under treaties and the U.S. Constitution. Yet tribal government issues have suffered from inattention during the transition and early years of many prior Administrations. If appointments and major policy decisions are delayed for extended periods, the long term issues in Indian country are left unaddressed and handed on to the next Administration. Any significant reform efforts must be planned during the transition and start at the beginning of an Administration if they are to succeed.

Nov 17, 2008

NCAI Political Platform 2008

“EMPOWERING AMERICAN INDIANS AND ALASKA NATIVE GOVERNMENTS AND THEIR CITIZENS BY SUPPORTING SOVEREIGNTY, ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY, EDUCATION, CULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND QUALITY OF LIFE”

Jun 01, 2008