May 3, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC | May 3, 2017 — Today, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization in the country, condemned President Donald Trump’s derogatory use of the name “Pocahontas” in attacking a political opponent during a speech to the National Rifle Association (NRA) last Thursday.
April 26, 2017
The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Yvette Roubideaux as the new Director of the NCAI Policy Research Center, located at the Embassy of Tribal Nations in Washington, DC. The NCAI Policy Research Center was launched in 2003 as a think tank focused on issues facing tribal communities. The Policy Research Center works with its partners to inform public policy at the tribal, federal, and state levels with quality and timely data.
March 1, 2017
Today Ryan Zinke was confirmed to serve as the 52nd Secretary of the Interior with a Senate vote of 68-31. The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) congratulates and welcomes Secretary Zinke to his new role as trustee to 567 Tribal Nations.
February 8, 2017
NCAI Protests Army Corps Decision to Issue Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline, Urges Changes to Infrastructure Permitting Process
The Army Corps of Engineers provided notice to Congress yesterday that it intends to issue the easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline, and to terminate its study of alternative routes and effects on tribal treaty rights. The decision is based on President Trump’s January 24 Presidential Memorandum ordering the Army Corps to expedite the issuance of the easement.
January 24, 2017
NCAI Expresses Concern with Presidential Actions to Short-Circuit Environmental Review Process for Dakota Access Pipeline
Today, President Trump issued an Executive Order and a Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of the Army with direct impacts to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and the Missouri River.
January 13, 2017
December 4, 2016
Today the Army Corp of Engineers announced its decision not to grant the easement to the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing the Missouri immediately above the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, and to study alternate routes.
November 11, 2016
NCAI Veterans Day Message from President Cladoosby
October 21, 2016
September 26, 2016
September 23, 2016
September 23, 2016
September 9, 2016
September 7, 2016
July 18, 2016
U.S. Tribal Leaders Travel to Cuba on Cultural, Diplomatic, and Economic Exchange with Cuban Government Officials
June 29, 2016
June 28, 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Justice announced a settlement agreement in pending litigation regarding allegations of deceitful emissions tests and deceiving customers by Volkswagen.