Hyatt Regency Milwaukee 333 W Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203 To reserve online click HERE or call 1-888-421-1442 Refer to Group Code "G-ACAI"
Hilton Milwaukee City Center 509 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203 To reserve online click HERE or call 1-414-935-5940 Refer to Group Code "NCAI"
For help with hotel information, or to be placed on the hotel waiting list, contact Annarae Steele at email@example.com.Hotel cut off date is September 22, 2017 for host hotels for group rates.
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino (A Tribally owned property) 1721 W. Canal Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233 (Approximately 2 miles from the Wisconsin Center) For reservations call 1-800-729-7244 (PAYSBIG), be sure to mention the name of group when booking. Or book online at www.paysbig.com/hotel and enter the following group code: NCA10142017, to book under the discounted rate.
The cut-off date for this group rate for this property is extended to Friday, September 29, 2017. The group room rate is $139.00 plus taxes.
The Marketplace is a wonderful opportunity to shop with top Indian Arts & Crafts vendors, get more information on Federal programs, Tribal Enterprises, and career, education, and health information with the wide variety of vendors.
Wisconsin Center 400 W Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee, WI 53203
Show Hours: Open to the Public! Monday, October 16: 9:00am - 5:00pm Tuesday, October 17: 12:00pm - 5:00pm Wednesday, October 18: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Move-In/Registration Hours: Sunday, October 15: 1:00pm - 5:00pm Monday, October 16: 7:30am - 9:00am
Move-Out Hours: Wednesday, October 18: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Indian Arts & Crafts Opportunity, (Not Required): Tuesday, October 17: 5:00pm - 7:30pm Thursday, October 19: 8:00am - 5:00pm Friday, October 20: 8:30am -12:00pm
Frequently asked questions: Question: Are exhibitors allowed to attend the Convention? Answer: Convention registration is required to attend all meetings and general assembly which is separate from the Marketplace. There are events that are open to everyone which include Federal Consultations, Federal Listening Sessions, evening receptions (that are listed in the agenda), Health Walk, Prayer Ceremony, Welcome Reception, Cultural Evening, and banquets (for an additional purchase price).
Question: Are exhibitors able to vote in the NCAI elections? Answer: Registering for the convention is not the same as participating in the trade show as a vendor. The NCAI Constitution and the vendor contracts are clear that separate registration is required for the convention if you wish to vote in elections. In order to vote in the election, both tribal delegates and Indian individual members must be members in good standing and registered at the convention. For more information please refer to the 2017 Elections Procedural Memo.
If you would like to become a vendor at our Marketplace, or for more information contact Amy Gay.
Want to get involved with NCAI's 74th Annual Convention & Marketplace? Become a volunteer today!
Monday, October 16, 2017 Welcome Reception presented by HCN & Husch Blackwell Location: Harley Davidson Museum
500 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53203 Phone: (414) 287-2732 www.h-dmuseum.com Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
This is a networking get together with live entertainment, food and beverage so please join if you can make it.
Transportation: Shuttle from HCG-WI Dells 5:45 pm -9:00 pm Wisconsin Center pick up Wells Street
Drop off the Garage on Canal Street and return
Sponsored by the Ho-Chunk Nation and Husch Blackwell
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Cultural Night Presented by:
The Indian Community School
Oneida Nation of Wisconsin
Ho-Chunk Nation Location: Indian Community School
10405 W. St. Martins Road Franklin, WI 53132 www.ics-milw.org Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Buses for the event will arrive at 4th and Wells St.
starting at 6:00 p.m., and they will depart as soon
as the bus fills. Buses will then return from ICS
back to hotels starting at 9:00 p.m.
This Annual Convention is also an election year! Make sure that your membership is up to date and you are properly credentialed. Below is some important information for elections at NCAI Annual Convention.
Indigenous Perspective on Things to Do in the Area...
Visit the MIlwaukee Public Museum
Exhibits: A Tribute to Survival, and the Wisconsin Woodlands
The museum has both archaeology and ethnology materials represented in their collection. Learn more about the Milwaukee Public Museum here.
Hmong American Peace Academy Onsite Visit Hmong American Peace Academy (HAPA) provides students with rigorous academics, character development, and Hmong cultural values, preparing them to excel in colleges, universities and careers. HAPA honors tradition, forges new ground and explores innovative ideas. It recognizes past history and looks forward to the journey that lies ahead. It is alive, empathetic, mindful and a servant leader. It builds, mends fences, brings people togethre and creates new avenues towars success. HAPA stands as a beacon of hope and inspiration, always ready to lead the way and guide others. RSVP to Nhia Yang at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an onsite visit. The school phone number is 414.383.4944.
Monday, October 16, 2017 Visit Schedule:
11:00 - Board shuttles to Academy
11:20 - Arrive at Academy
11:30 - Presentation and Lunch
12:30 - Board shuttles back to Conference Center
1:00 - Arrive back to Conference Center