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 What is an NCAI Resolution?

 A resolution is one of the policy mechanisms utilized by NCAI to express the consensus positions of member tribes on tribal, federal, state, and/or local legislation, litigation, or policy matters that affect the welfare and rights of American Indian and Alaska Native governments or communities.

2017 Annual Meeting Deadline: September 22, 2017

Download the 2017 Annual Resolution Template. Only NCAI Individual Indian members in good standing are authorized to submit a resolution. 

Use the Online Submission Form -- NCAI will only accept resolutions through this online submission form. *Note: This online submission form is only for policy resolutions, not tribal delegate resolutions. Membership and tribal delegate resolutions should be emailed, faxed, or emailed to Tyler Owens (towens@ncai.org).

According to NCAI Standing Rules of Order, Section XIII, resolutions will not be considered at the Mid-Year Convention unless they are determined to be emergency in nature (issues that cannot wait until  the Annual Session to be addressed) and national in scope. 

All of NCAI’s advocacy work is guided by the resolutions process (PDF of NCAI's guidance document on how to submit a resolution). View a flowchart of NCAI's resolution process. 

If you have issues submitting resolutions via the  online form above, direct questions to Amber Ebarb at aebarb[at]ncai.org.

NCAI members establish the organization’s positions on issues that affect tribal nations and Native people through a resolutions process. NCAI resolutions are one of the policy mechanisms used to express the organizational positions on tribal, federal, state, and/or local legislation, litigation, and policy matters that affect tribal governments or communities.

The resolutions created and passed by NCAI members cover a broad range of topics and are important for providing direction to the organization and as advocacy tools with policy makers. Currently, the online searchable database houses nearly 1,000 resolutions dating back to 2001. The organization's online archives will continue to expand and reach as far back as 1944.