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The NCAI Resource Library includes a collection of the resolutions NCAI has adopted since 1944. We are close to having a comprehensive archive of these resolutions, however some years are still absent from this collection. We will supplement the Resource Library as additional resolutions are located.
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      Frequently Asked Questions

      NCAI resolutions are one of the policy mechanisms used to express the organizational positions on tribal, federal, state, and/or local legislation, litigation, and policy matters that affect tribal governments or communities.

      What is an NCAI Resolution?

      NCAI resolutions are one of the policy mechanisms used to express the organizational positions on tribal, federal, state, and/or local legislation, litigation, and policy matters that affect tribal governments or communities.

      How do I submit a Resolution?

      All of NCAI’s advocacy work is guided by the Resolutions Process. Please review the process before you submit if you are not familiar with it.

      1. Download the current Resolution Template to draft your Resolution

      2. Submit your Resolution through our Online portal. (Resolutions will only be accepted via this form.)

      • Only NCAI Individual Indian members in good standing are authorized to submit a resolution. Sponsors must update or renew their membership in order for their resolutions to be considered at Convention.
      • If you have issues submitting resolutions via the online form above, direct questions to Meghan Kearney at
      • NOTE: This is not the submission place for Membership and Tribal Delegate Resolutions. Membership and tribal delegate resolutions should be emailed to Any questions about this process should be directed the same email address.

      3. Timely resolutions for the 2024 Annual Convention must be submitted by Monday, October 7 2024 at 11:59 PM EST. After this initial deadline, any resolutions received will be considered late and must therefore, be considered emergency in nature or national in scope as determined by the NCAI Resolutions Committee.


      Where can I view Resolutions?

      The resolutions created and passed by NCAI members cover a broad range of topics and are important for providing direction to the organization and as advocacy tools with policy makers. Currently, the online searchable database houses several thousand resolutions dating back to 1944. If you are not able to locate a resolution, please contact Suzanne Gould, NCAI Archival Specialist at


      Need support with a Resolution?

      If you have any problem with resolutions please contact us at:

      Policy Portfolios

      Appropriations & Budget

      The relationship between Tribal Nations and the United States government is built upon mutual commitments.

      Cultural Protection

      Tribal citizens are the lifeblood of our communities. Our traditions and lifeways, exercised everyday, bring vitality and purpose to our Tribal Nations and to our work.

      Economic Development & Commerce

      While remaining anchored to their cultural values, Tribal Nations demonstrate a tremendous propensity to promote and enhance tribal sovereignty through the pursuit of economic development initiatives and economic sovereignty.

      Environmental Sustainability

      Protecting and sustaining the natural environment is of paramount importance to Tribal Nations, which are disproportionately affected by climate change.

      Infrastructure & Community Development

      Proper community development and infrastructure planning has the potential to revitalize and transform the quality of life for tribal citizens across Indian Country.

      International Advocacy

      NCAI recognizes that the realization of tribal sovereignty requires the full representation and engagement of Indigenous peoples as equals at all levels of the decision making process

      Lands & Natural Resources

      Since time immemorial, the people of Turtle Island have cultivated a relationship with the land, its resources, and its other inhabitants.

      Legal & Governance

      NCAI’s legal and governance work is centered on defending tribal sovereignty, protecting the inherent rights of Native peoples, and expanding Native peoples’ ability to exercise their own self-determination.

      Public Safety & Justice

      The ability of any nation to enact, enforce, and interpret its own laws and be governed by them is one of the most recognized powers of any sovereign.

      Social Resources

      The center of tribal communities are the people that bring vitality to our diverse groups. The health and wellbeing of our tribal communities are imperative in progressing towards an era of greater self-determination and prosperity.

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