May 13, 2020
NCAI Stands with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and other South Dakota Tribal Nations in the Protection of Citizens from COVID-19 Pandemic
The National Congress of American Indians stands with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in its efforts to protect its citizens from the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 11, 2020
Statement from NCAI Chief Executive Officer Kevin Allis on McGirt v. Oklahoma.
May 5, 2020
U.S. Departments of Treasury and Interior Release Update on Distribution of Coronavirus Relief Fund Funding and Formula
Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Department of the Interior issued a statement regarding the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) dollars with updates on set-aside funding for tribal governments
April 30, 2020
Ascend, ALPFA, Catalyst, The Conference Board, MLT, NABA, NCAI, NOD, Out & Equal and Tanenbaum Collaborate on COVID-19 Action Response
April 24, 2020
The President Signs Interim COVID-19 Relief Bill Featuring a $750M Set Aside for Tribal Nations & the PPP Interim Rule is Updated to Allow Gaming Eligibility
Today, the President signed into law H.R. 266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, an interim national COVID-19 relief package to replenish funding for the popular small business loan programs and provide additional funding to support healthcare.
April 18, 2020
The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is extremely disappointed and disturbed by the release of sensitive information that tribal governments and other entities submitted to the U.S. Department of the Treasury related to CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds.
April 14, 2020
April 8, 2020
April 6, 2020
On Friday, March 27, 2020, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) announced the passage and signing of H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This bill includes $10 billion in funding set-asides for tribal nations. Advocates from across Indian Country worked tirelessly to ensure that the bill included these and other resources to enable tribal nations and communities to respond to and recover from the effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
April 3, 2020
Letter from NCAI President Fawn Sharp regarding the postponement of 2020 Mid Year Conference & Marketplace in Anchorage, Alaska
March 30, 2020
March 27, 2020
March 18, 2020
March 17, 2020
Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations Denounce Discrimination Against Asian Americans and Urge Unity in Responding to Coronavirus Pandemic
The nation’s leading civil rights and racial justice organizations issued a joint urgent call to action against racism and discrimination targeting Asian Americans related to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
March 13, 2020
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January 22, 2020
The Protect ICWA Campaign Urges Federal Appeals Court to Affirm ICWA’s Constitutionality Following Oral Arguments in Brackeen v. Bernhardt
Following today’s United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals oral arguments in the Brackeen v. Bernhardt case, the Protect ICWA Campaign, consisting of the National Indian Child Welfare Association, the National Congress of American Indians, the Association on American Indian Affairs, and the Native American Rights Fund, issued the following statements.
January 21, 2020
On Wednesday, January 22, the full United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (Fifth Circuit) will rehear Brackeen v. Bernhardt, a case challenging the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), and the Protect ICWA Campaign and its coalition partners will be there, on behalf of Indian Country, to show support for the 41-year-old law that protects the best interests of Indian children and families.
January 17, 2020
December 27, 2019
The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) applauds President Trump’s signing of the recent bills that help advance the preservation of culture, rights, and sovereignty for American Indians and Alaska Natives