About the Organization
Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities. Learn more about the organization.
Featured Resources for Press and Media
General Information about Tribes and Indian Country
- Visit our About Tribes Section to learn more about tribal governance and for demographic information on Indian Country.
NCAI's Position on Issues
- NCAI's position on issues is determined by the organization's membership, through resolutions. For more information on a specific area review the policy issues NCAI covers or search our resolutions.
Photos for Use
NCAI makes its photos available under a limited, creative commons license to press, media, and educational institutions. View our collection.
Recent News & Updates
March 17, 2021
On March 17, 2021, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1620, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021, with bipartisan support.
March 15, 2021
NCAI Applauds the Historic Confirmation of Congresswoman Debra Haaland as Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior
The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) applauds the historic confirmation today of Rep. Debra Haaland as President Joe Biden’s Secretary of the Department of the Interior (Interior).
January 26, 2021
Statement from the National Congress of American Indians on Presidential Memorandum on Consultation with Tribal Nations
Today’s Memorandum reaffirms the policy announced in the Presidential Memorandum of November 5, 2009 and recognizes the federal trust and treaty obligations to tribal nations.