79th Annual Convention & Marketplace

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Information

Resolution Submissions

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Date: Oct 30, 2022 - Nov 4, 2022

Where: Sacramento, California

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About the Event:



Attendee Registration Information: Now Open!
*Please note if you purchased an Individual Indian or Individual Associate membership online since April 15, 2022, your membership is active through September 30, 2023.

Exhibitor Registration Information: Closed

Hotel Accomodations: Now Open!

Become an Annual Convention Volunteer: Sign Up!


SAFE Credit Union Convention Center
1401 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814



Join us for the 2022 Sovereignty Run:

The first week of October marked the beginning of a 1,785-mile relay from Oklahoma to California geared to unite Tribal Nations, partners, and allies in heightening awareness and support of tribal sovereignty on a national level.  The run will conclude in Sacramento at the 79th Annual Convention and Marketplace on October 31st.

Please visit the 2022 Sovereignty Run website for more information!


Welcome to Sacramento!

Visit Sacramento has information about things to do during yout stay!

This October, join NCAI in Sacramento, CA, for the 2022 Annual Convention & Marketplace, where attendees will have the opportunity to work collaboratively to protect and advance tribal sovereignty. Tribal leaders, NCAI members, Native youth, and partners from across Indian Country will gather in-person to discuss critical issues, develop strategy, and to embark upon a new era of Nation-to-Nation engagement. Additionally, attendees and the general public will be able to browse the Marketplace, which features a variety of booths ranging from artists to federal job recruiters and much more!

Exhibitor Registration is now closed.

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Prospectus

Sponsorship Form

Be a part of NCAI’s 2022 Annual Convention for an opportunity to reach a diverse and expansive audience from around Indian Country! The annual convening of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) will bring together members of the Congress, tribal leaders, tribal government officials, and prominent organizations operating in Indian Country. At the Annual Convention, attendees conduct the business of the Congress, including debating and adopting consensus positions on matters that affect the welfare and rights of American Indian and Alaska Native governments and communities. Policy resolutions adopted at the Annual Convention have the potential to shape the global political landscape in and beyond indigenous communities.

Historically, NCAI Annual Conventions have drawn an average of 1,300 attendees.  Based on the unprecedented popularity of the 2022 Midyear Conference in Anchorage, NCAI anticipates more than 1,500 attendees in Sacramento. Your sponsorship will contribute to the success of both the convention and the change-making it brings.

Marketplace Hours of Operation
Monday Oct 31, 2022 - 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (Marketplace Grand Opening and Convention) Welcome Reception
Tuesday Nov 1, 2022 - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday Nov 2, 2022 - 10 a.m. -  5 p.m.
Thursday Nov 3, 2022 - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Marketplace close and breakdown
Friday Nov 4, 2022 - 8:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. (optional pop-up Market/Native Arts & Crafts only)

Rates for 10x10 booth, Ask for rates for larger booths.
$600 Indian Arts & Crafts Vendors
$1000 Non-Profit Organization or Educational Institution
$1000 Tribe/Tribal Corporation
$1900 Corporate/Business
$1900 State/Federal Agency

Marketplace Exhibit Booth Registration NOW OPEN!

Contact info:
Sponsorship and Marketplace Booth Sales:
Keely Purscell, Manager of External Partnerships (kpurscell@ncai.org), 712-203-9612

Sponsorship Fulfillment and Exhibit Hall Management:
Lori Battista, Project Manager, Conferences and Events (lbattista@ncai.org), 202-983-0301

General Questions and Information: NCAImarketplace@ncai.org

Now accepting memorials

The NCAI “In Memoriam” presentation is meant to remember those who departed this year. Please fill out the memoriam form by Wednesday, November 2, 2022, so we can honor those individuals during the 79th Annual Convention.

Submit Memorial