Published on Feb 10, 2021
On Monday, February 22, 2021, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) kicks off its 2021 Executive Council Winter Session (ECWS) with the 19th State of Indian Nations (SOIN) address. The SOIN will be broadcast virtually beginning at 2:30 p.m. EST. NCAI President Fawn Sharp will deliver the SOIN Address followed by a Congressional Response. A separate briefing event for press will directly follow the address. The SOIN address will outline the priorities for our nation-to-nation relationship with the United States and for the advancement of Native peoples.
Please refer to the full schedule below for more details.
2:30 p.m.: Opening Remarks, NCAI First Vice President Aaron Payment, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Chairman
2:35 p.m.: Invocation, NCAI Area Vice President Tina Abrams, Seneca Nation of Indians Councilor
2:40 p.m.: State of Indian Nations, NCAI President Fawn Sharp, Quinault Indian Nation President
3:10 p.m.: Congressional Response
3:25 p.m.: Tribal Leader/Audience Question & Answer Session
3:45 p.m.: Closing Remarks
4:00 p.m.: Post SOIN Press Conference
ECWS sessions will begin Monday afternoon and will be held in a virtual setting. The 2021 ECWS will tackle key issues facing American Indian and Alaska Native communities while providing solutions through legislative and policy planning with the Biden-Harris Administration and 117th Congress.
Contact the NCAI Press Office with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the State of Indian Nations:
Each year, the President of the National Congress of American Indians delivers the State of Indian Nations address to members of Congress, government officials, tribal leaders and citizens, and the American public. The speech outlines the goals of tribal leaders, the opportunities for success and advancement of Native peoples, and priorities to advance our nation-to-nation relationship with the United States. For more information, visit www.ncai.org/about-ncai/state-of-indian-nations.
About the National Congress of American Indians:
Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization in the country. NCAI advocates on behalf of tribal governments and communities, promoting strong tribal-federal government-to-government policies, and promoting a better understanding among the general public regarding American Indian and Alaska Native governments, people and rights. For more information, visit www.ncai.org.