"To enlighten the public toward a better
understanding of the Indian people"
- NCAI Constitution
The founders of NCAI knew all too well how little people knew about tribes, Native people, and the powerful place tribal governments have within the United States family of governments. This purpose, to serve as the unified voice of Indian Country, carries over into our public education, communications, and media relations efforts at the national, regional, and local levels.
Strengthening the voices of tribes and tribal efforts is also part of this purpose. That's why NCAI has developed a comprehensive set of resources for both our members and the rest of Indian Country, to strengthen communications efforts throughout tribal communities.
The organization offers toolkits, guides, trainings, webinars, and educational events for public information officers and communications professionals working for tribal governments and advocates. The following resources are provided by NCAI through the support of W.K. Kellogg Foundation as part of NCAI's Partnership for Tribal Governance.
Tribal Communicators Trainings and Network
Are you a public affairs professional working for a tribal government, organization, or company?
Find out more about NCAI's National Tribal Communicators Network.
Develped in partnership with Pyramid Communications, NCAI developed a series of toolkits for tribal communicators based on extensive interviews and discussions with tribal leaders, advocacy organizations and tribal communications professionals.
Effective Tools for Communications and Leadership in Indian Country
Working Together for Our Common Benefit
Leadership and Communications