2014 Mid Year Conference

Conference Information

Membership Information

Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum

Tradeshow and Vendor Information

Cultural Events

About the Region

Ways to Be Involved


Date: Jun 8, 2014 - Jun 11, 2014

Where: Anchorage, AK

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About the Event:

"Claiming Our Rights and Strengthening Our Governance"

Onsite Registration Starts Sunday, June 8 at 1:00PM! 
See the agenda for the full registration schedule.   

Online registration is now closed - you can only register onsite.  For faster registration, please fill out this form and bring your form of payment with you.  

Press Registration
Click here if you would like to register as a credentialed member of press. 

2014 Anchorage Midyear Resolutions Deadline: May 16, 2014

Please submit resolutions to Amber Ebarb via email at aebarb@ncai.org

Download the Template (.doc)
Download the Submission Form (.docx)

All of NCAI’s advocacy work is guided by the resolutions process. View a flowchart of NCAI's resolution process.

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.

About the Artist

This year's conference artwork is done by Helen Jane Simeonoff. The piece, "A Hunting We Will Go II," uses mythological forms traditionally used by the Sugpiaq people of Kodiak and Afognak Islands. 

Helen Jane Simeonoff was born on October 23, 1941 to William (Bill) Simeonoff, Jur. and Alexandra (Alice) Knagin Simeonoff, at the Griffin Memorial Hospital, in Kodiak, Alaska. She loved spending many of her summers at the little village of Afognak, where her mother was born and raised. She graduated from Kodiak High School in 1959. 

Helen studied art at the South Western College painting oils and acrylics. Later while living in Adak, Alaska she continued her studies in worl art at the University of Alaska Adak under the teaching of Rush Cole. She credits Ms. Cole for turning her into a watercolorist. Later in her life she traveled to Ravenna, Italy to further develop her art skills.

Helen was an outstanding photographer and her interests were many, glass fusing, beading, silver-smithing, sewing, resin miniature Sugpiat masks and researching her culture and genealogy. Her bright use of watercolors became her "signature" and she was a colorful as her art.

You can view more of Helen Simeonoff's work at her tradeshow booth or by visiting her website

Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center
600 W 7th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501
Host Hotel:
Hilton Anchorage
500 West 3rd Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501
Room Rate: $175.00
The host hotel room block is now closed. 
If you are unable to book a hotel please contact Kellcee Baker at kbaker@ncai.org to be added to the waitlist.  
Overflow Hotels:
Captain Cook
939 West 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
0.4 miles away (8 Minute Walk) from convention center
Room Rate: $190.00
To book your room call: 1-800-843-1950
Room Block Code: National Congress of American Indians 2014 Mid Year Conference

Clarion Suites Downtown
1110 West 8th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
0.4 miles away (8 Minute Walk) from convention center
Room Rate: $213.00
To book your room call: 907-929-6461
Room Block Code: NCAI

Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa
401 E. 6th Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99501
0.7 miles away (13 Minute Walk) from convention center
Room Rate: $190.00
To book your room call: 1-800-228-9290 or click here
Room Block Code: NCAI  

Marriott Anchorage Downtown
820 W. 7th Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99501
0.1 miles away (3 Minute Walk) from convention center
Room Rate: $229.00
To book your room call: 1-800-228-9290
Room Block Code: NCAI Overflow 

Tribal Property
Dimond Center Hotel
700 East Dimond Blvd
Anchorage, AK 99515
Shuttle Provided: 7:30AM to Dena'ina Convention Center and 6:00PM from Dena'ina Convention Center
Room Rate: $175.00
To book your room call: 907-770-5000
Room Block Code: NCAI

Airline Information:
If you are flying with Alaska Airlines, please click here to receive booking instructions for the NCAI discount.


The 9th Annual Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum will be held on June 10th, 2014, at NCAI’s Mid Year Convention. The theme is “Moving Policy and Innovation through Tribal Research”, and the Forum will feature cutting-edge research developed by tribes and research organizations on a range of topics that may include: health care reform, climate change, water quality, education, economic development, and energy. The Forum will also feature a Poster Session highlighting student research. 

Click here to view the 9th Annual Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum Agenda!

Click here to view the proceedings from the 8th Annual Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum!

If you would like to become a vendor at our Tradeshow and Exhibit please click here.

NCAI looks forward to hosting the following vendors at the Mid Year Tradeshow!

Alaska Kodiak Watercolor - Helen Simeonoff
Alaska Local Planning Committee
American Indian Chamber of Commerce/AICEF-PTAC
American Indian Veterans Memorial, Inc. 
Ann Yazzie Jewelry
BCC Beadwork 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 
Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska 
Center for Native American Youth
Department of Energy - Office of Indian Energy
Division of Energy & Mineral Development
First Council Casino Hotel
Gilead Sciences
Grand Canyon University
Martinez Indian Arts
Muckleshoot Casino
Native Vote
Native American Rights Fund
National Council of Urban Indian Health
National Criminal Justice Training Center - Fox Valley Technical College
National Indian Health Board
National Indigenous Women's Resource Center, Inc. 
National Library of Medicine/Alaska Native Heritage Center
National Museum of the American Indian
National Tribal Water Center
Native American Political Leadership Program at George Washingting University 
Navajo Jewelry and Crafts
Notah's Southwest Connection
Office of Justice Programs
Office of Personnel Management
Pinnacle Bank/Meswaki Nation
Pinnecoose Designs
RTOC Committee/Native Village of Port Graham
Social Security Administration 
South Central Foundation
Sophia Stevens-Rustad
Spirit Dancer (Coast Salish - Shiammon)
The Kuspuk Lady
Theresa-M Piliari 
Tribal Law and Policy Institute
Tribal Print Source & Nativehire.org
Tusweca Trading
Two Rivers CDC - Native PTC
US Army Corps of Engineers
US Department of Veterans Affiars - Alaska VA Healthcare System
USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service
Veteran's Consortium Pro Bono Program

Don't miss the Eklutna 2014 Potlach/Powwow - "Road Map to Unity" 

Click here to read the Invitation to the Elkutna 2014 Potlach/Powwow. 

*Due to the low turnout the Tour Train offered by the Eklutna Native Village and Eklutna, Incorporated has been cancelled. Alternate forms of transportation are being researched. Details will be posted as they become available. 


Welcome to Alaska!
This year the National Congress of American Indians is proud to host te 2014 Mid Year Conference and Marketplace in Anchorage, AK. Alaska is home to nearly half of the federally recognized tribes in the United States. For a directory of tribes and villages in Alaska check out the Tribal Directory

Things to do in Anchorage
Take advantage of your time in Anchorage, AK! Visit the Convention & Visitors Bureau to learn more about the local attractions and activities.

Alaskan Tour Companies
Alaska's Finest Tours & Cruises (Native Owned)
Book now and save 50% on featured tours!

CIRI Alaska Tourism Corp (Native Owned)

Kenai Fjords Tours
Attendees can take advantage of the 15% discount on Kenai Fjords Tours as well as our lodges—Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, Seward Windsong Lodge and Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge. 
To get the discount, they will need to call our main reservation line, 1-877-777-2805, and say that they are attending the NCAI conference in Anchorage.  

Salmon Berry Tours
Attendees can receive a 10% discount for the Scenic City Tour and the Wildlife Tour!

26 Glacier Cruise

*NCAI does not endorse any of these tour companies we are just sharing for information purposes to assist attendees in their planning of coming to AK*

Anchorage Activity Map


Volunteer with NCAI
Interested in volunteering with NCAI? Click here to view the volunteer flyer for more information.

Advertise with NCAI
Would you like to advertise in the NCAI Mid-Year Agenda Booklet? If so, click here to download the Advertisement Form.

Host a Side Meeting at NCAI's Mid Year Conference
If you would like to host a side meeting at the NCAI Conference please fill out the Side Meeting Request Form and return to Kellcee Baker at kbaker@ncai.org. 

Draft Agenda 
Click here to see the latest draft agenda!

Agenda at a Glance Draft now available click here.

Pre Meeting Agendas
Climate Change Summit Agenda
Native Languages Working Group
Native Women's Caucus Meeting Agenda
Public Safety Pre Meeting Agenda 
Task Force on Violence Against Women Meeting Agenda

Transportation Meeting Agenda
Tribal Emergency Management Meeting Agenda

Committee and Sub Committee Meeting Agendas
Education Subcommittee
Energy & Mineral Policy Subcommittee 
Health Subcommittee
Housing Subcommittee
Human Resources Committee 
Indian Child & Family Welfare Subcommittee  
Jurisdiction & Tribal Government Subcommittee
Litigation & Governance Subcommittee
Technology & Telecommunications Subcommitee 
Transportation Subcommittee
Veterans Committee 

Click here for a list of consultations

Side Meeting
 Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence