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Sen. Hoeven Outlines Committee Agenda at National Congress of American Indians

At the National Congress of American Indians 2019 Executive Council Winter Session today, Senator John Hoeven, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, outlined his priorities and outlook for the 116th Congress.

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11/12/2019

press release HUD Must Not Discriminate Against Tribal Nations
(New Mexico) -- Last Friday, Housing Today released a notice of support for the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) vote to adopt a resolution calling upon the...

11/10/2019

article 'A tremendous opportunity': New leader of National Congress of American Indians focuses on tribal sovereignty
(Washington) -- Fawn Sharp grew up steeped in the activist culture of the Northwest. When other girls were playing house and having tea parties, she was learning from...

11/8/2019

press release Cedar Band of Paiutes applauds new resolution passed by National Congress of American Indians
(New Mexico) -- The Cedar Band of Paiutes today applauded the National Congress of American Indians' (NCAI) resolution responding to the Department of Housing and...

11/7/2019

article Q&A: President Fawn Sharp on why Tribal Nations are poised to lead the global response to climate change
(Washington) -- Quinault Indian Nation President Fawn Sharp was recently elected president of the National Congress of American Indians, winning 61 percent of the vote....
article NCAI supports CN delegate in Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribes across the country support the U.S. government honoring treaty obligations by sending a Cherokee delegate to the U.S. House of...
press release Cedar Band of Paiutes Applauds New Resolution Passed by National Congress of American Indians
(New Mexico) -- The Cedar Band of Paiutes today applauded the National Congress of American Indians' (NCAI) resolution responding to the Department of Housing and...

11/6/2019

article NCAI Condemns U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement, Continues to Support Accord
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) condemns the United States’ actions in formally withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement...

10/26/2019

article Indian Country elects Washington's Fawn Sharp national president
(New Mexico) -- An indigenous leader from Washington State is the new president of National Congress of American Indians. Fawn Sharp, current president of the Quinault...

10/25/2019

article NCAI: Fawn Sharp, Newly Elected NCAI President, to Tap ‘Strength and Braintrust All Across Indian Country’
(New Mexico) -- In an overwhelming victory, Quinault Indian Nation President Fawn Sharp was appointed as president of the National Congress of American Indians on...
article The Quinaults' Fawn Sharp will head National Indian Congress
(New Mexico) -- An influential local and state Native American leader, Fawn Sharp of the Quinault Indian Nation, has been elected by a landslide as the new president of...

10/24/2019

article NACAI: Electing the next ‘Indigenous President of the United States’
(New Mexico) -- It was a packed room (standing room for a while) Wednesday at this year’s debate for candidates running to be the next president of the National...
article NCAI: Oglala, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal lose bids for national leadership positions
(New Mexico) -- The leaders of two tribes in South Dakota lost their bids for leadership positions with the National Congress of American Indians, the nation's...

10/23/2019

article NCAI: Feeding, reading and clothing ... on NCAI's convention campaign trail
(New Mexico) -- Bite size chunks of bison are placed near boxes of doughnuts and chocolates with a candidates name stuck on the wrapper are offered to voters by campaign...
article Voters to decide on horse racing, simulcast
(Texas) -- Currently, if you want to legally bet on horse races, you’d have to travel about 100 miles to Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, or if you take Texas 73...

10/22/2019

article NCAI: Message to tribal leaders: Learn new things and bring it home
(New Mexico) -- Tribal leaders are meeting at the annual conference of the National Congress of American Indians in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Tuesday included a wide-...
article NCAI: US Government Has Failed To Address Native American Voter Suppression - Tribe Member
(New Mexico) -- The US Federal government needs to get engaged in the issues of the Native Americans' voting rights in national elections amid the existing...
article Oglala, Cheyenne River Sioux leaders running for national leadership positions
(South Dakota) -- The leaders of two tribes in South Dakota are running for leadership positions with the National Congress of American Indians, the nation's oldest...

10/18/2019

article Longtime NCAI member, volunteer Juanita Daugomah Ahtone dies
(Oklahoma) -- Juanita Daugomah Ahtone, a longtime National Congress of American Indians member and volunteer, has died. She was 91. Indian Country Today reports that...

10/15/2019

press release Red Cross of Alaska to Present at National Congress of American Indians Tribal Conference, Exhibit at 2019 Alaskan Federation of Natives Convention
(Alaska) -- The American Red Cross of Alaska, a nonprofit organization committed to providing relief to victims of disasters and helping people prevent, prepare for and...

10/9/2019

press release Shaun Chapoose Officially Announces Candidacy for President of the National Congress of American Indians
(Utah) -- Shaun Chapoose, a member of the Ute Indian Tribe and resident of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in Utah, has officially announced his candidacy for president...

9/28/2019

article Candidates announce bid for the National Congress of American Indians
(New Mexico) -- Three tribal leaders from across the country have put their proverbial hat in the ring to be president of the National Congress of American Indians with...

9/3/2019

article John Dossett sues Indianz.Com over National Congress of American Indians #MeToo allegations
(Washington D.C.) -- A non-Indian attorney who was reassigned and later lost his job at the nation's largest inter-tribal advocacy organization is suing Indianz.Com...

8/31/2019

article Ex-NCAI GC Brings Defamation Suit Over Harassment Claims [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- The former general counsel of the National Congress of American Indians has filed a $6.1 million defamation lawsuit against the organization and a...

8/30/2019

article Marshall Pierite running for NCAI presidency
(Louisiana) -- A local government leader has thrown his hat into the ring of a national political election. Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Chairman Marshall Pierite is running for...

8/22/2019

article Chairman of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, announces candidacy for National Congress of American Indians President
(Louisiana) -- The Chairman of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, Marshall Pierite, has announced his candidacy for President of the National Congress of American...

8/8/2019

press release Media Advisory: National Congress of American Indians to Co-host First-Ever Presidential Candidate Forum Focused on Native American Concerns
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is proud to partner with the Four Directions organization to co-host the first-ever presidential...

6/28/2019

article NCAI's week of data, progress, and passion
(Nevada) -- There was an incredible amount of passion earlier this week at the mid-year conference held by the National Congress of American Indians on the lands of the...

6/18/2019

article Tribes Taking Action to Advance & Protect Sovereignty at the NCAI 2019 Mid Year Conference & Marketplace
(Nevada) -- The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is honored to be a guest of the Western Region tribal nations for the 2019 Mid Year Conference &...

6/12/2019

article National Congress of American Indians enters 'new chapter' with new executive
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians is entering what President Jefferson Keel calls a "new chapter" with the hiring of its first...
article National Congress of American Indians picks Kevin Allis as its first chief executive
(Washington D.C.) -- Kevin Allis will be the first ever chief executive officer for the National Congress of American Indians. The organization and its executive...

5/6/2019

article NCAI’s former director continues career by leading Indian housing program
(Alaska) -- Jacqueline Pata, Tlingit, is leaving the National Congress of American Indians and starts her new role as the president and chief executive officer of the...

5/5/2019

article UNCP: Jefferson Keel tells graduates they’re “poised for success”
(North Carolina) -- Jefferson Keel, president of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian...

4/24/2019

article #MeToo scandal shakes up major DC lobby run by Clinton official
(Washington D.C.) -- The nation’s largest and oldest Native American lobby is facing a major shakeup in the wake of a #MeToo scandal, with Fox News confirming that...

3/17/2019

article Who will be next? ‘One of the hardest jobs in the world,’ leading the National Congress of American Indians
(Washington D.C.) -- Suzan Harjo remembers the challenge of running the National Congress of American Indians. Her staff wore multiple hats, worked long hours, juggled...

2/23/2019

article Pata to step down as executive director of National Congress of American Indians
(Washington D.C.) -- The executive director of the National Congress of American Indians announced Tuesday evening that she would resign, Indian Country Today reports....

2/21/2019

article Bordeaux Writes Statement In Support Of Bear Runner
(South Dakota) -- President Rodney M. Bordeaux issued a written statement supporting Oglala Sioux Tribal President Julian Bear Runner after he walked out of a tribal...
article NCAI ponders next steps after executive director Jacqueline Pata resigns
(Washington D.C.) -- On the Tuesday evening after the National Congress of American Indians’ winter session, the organization’s executive director Jacqueline...

2/20/2019

article Head of Nation's Top Native Advocacy Group Will Resign Over Handling of Harassment Allegations
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians announced Wednesday that Executive Director Jacqueline Pata will resign—but not right away—...

2/19/2019

press release NCAI Executive Director Moves On After Serving Nearly Two Decades as Organization’s Leading Tribal Nations Advocate
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)’s Executive Director Jacqueline Pata announced her resignation with the organization after...

2/17/2019

article National Congress of American Indians vows change after declaring workplace 'safe' for women
(Washington D.C.) -- The leader of the National Congress of American Indians is promising more transparency in hopes of overcoming a controversy that continues to...
article White House listening session turns messy as one tribe walks out in protest
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration's attempt to reset its troubled relationship with Indian Country got off to a rocky start here on Wednesday after one...

2/14/2019

article Sen. Hoeven Outlines Committee Agenda at National Congress of American Indians
(Washington D.C.) -- At the National Congress of American Indians 2019 Executive Council Winter Session today, Senator John Hoeven, Chairman of the Senate Committee on...

2/13/2019

article State Of The Indian Nations Given By The President Of The National Congress Of American Indians
(Washington D.C.) -- Last month, President Donald Trump stood in the U.S. House of Representatives and gave his second State of the Union address. And, over the last few...

2/12/2019

article Warren's surprise appearance at Native American conference
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made a surprise appearance at a Native American conference on Tuesday. Warren spoke at the National Indian Women...

2/11/2019

article Keel: State of Native nations ‘strong,’ but feds need to do their part
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribal leaders Monday called on federal lawmakers to avoid another government shutdown, saying the shutdown that ended in January was felt across...
article Native leaders deliver rebuke of Trump administration at State of Indian Nations
(Washington D.C.) -- With key officials from the Trump administration in the audience, the nation's largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy group opened a historic...
article Tribal leaders gather in nation's capital amid threat of another shutdown
(Washington D.C.) -- Hundreds of tribal leaders are in the nation's capital for a historic week of events that could end with another government shutdown. The State...
article Jefferson Keel, Deb Haaland share inspirational words at State of Indian Nations
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) hosted it’s 17th annual State of Indian Nations with NCAI President and Lt. Governor of the...

2/2/2019

article NCAI President Jefferson Keel to Deliver 2019 State of Indian Nations Address on Monday, Feb. 11
(Washington D.C.) -- On February 11, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) kicks off its 2019 Executive Council Winter Session (ECWS) with the 17th Annual...
article Pueblo of Acoma Governor Kurt Riley To Join Heinrich As Honored Guest For State Of The Union
(Washington D.C.) -- On Friday, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced that former Pueblo of Acoma Governor Kurt Riley will be his special guest at President...

1/11/2019

press release NCAI Applauds Decision by Little League International to Ban Racially Offensive Team Names and Mascots
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is applauding a decision by Little League® International (the governing body of all global...

12/12/2018

article National Congress of American Indians loses more women staffers
(Washington D.C.) -- The executive director of the National Congress of American Indians remains on leave as the organization continues to lose staffers. Two more women...

12/11/2018

article NCAI Representative Frank Ettawageshik to WIPO: “Respect Indigenous Peoples’ Rights”
(Switzerland) -- Frank Ettawageshik, the former chairman of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, who has done extensive work on behalf of Indigenous Peoples...

10/30/2018

press release National Congress of American Indians Passes Resolution Opposing Washington NFL Team’s Return to D.C. Until R-word Name is Changed
(Washington D.C.) -- National Congress of American Indians Passes Resolution Opposing Washington NFL Team’s Return to D.C. Until R-word Name is Changed

10/28/2018

article Beyond high fives and selfies … Indian youth explore policy issues
(Colorado) -- The youth commission of the National Congress of American Indians wraps up its final meeting and the former co-president Brian Barlow, Cherokee, hustles to...

10/23/2018

article National Congress of American Indians opens annual convention amid controversy
(Colorado) -- The National Congress of American Indians opened a milestone convention here on Monday with another defense of the organization's handling of a #MeToo...
article Native American Tribes Hopeful To Hold Meeting With Trump Soon - NCAI President
(Colorado) -- Representatives of Native American tribes have not yet met with US President Donald Trump, but are optimistic that such a meeting will take place in the...

10/22/2018

article Native American Youth on the Brink of Losing Tribe Traditions at US Reservations
(Colorado) -- Swaths of Native American youth are losing interest in tribal traditions because of their increased use of tech gadgets, in addition to limited...
article NCAI kicks off anniversary with family memories
(Colorado) -- Juanita Ahtone, Kiowa, pulls out the 1944 photo of the founding members of the National Congress of American Indians. She points to a man in the back row....
article Texas' Apaches Need Secure Territory to Preserve Their Culture - Vice Chairman
(Colorado) -- The Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas needs to acquire a land base to preserve the nation’s culture and traditions while ensuring young people do not...
article National Congress of American Indians suspends highest-ranking staffer
(Colorado) -- Jackie Pata, the highest-ranking staffer at the National Congress of American Indians, has been placed on leave as questions mount about her handling of a...
article We need Native American 'champions' in Congress, state offices and legislatures
(Colorado) -- Veronica Murdock knows what it’s like to be the first woman in office. She was elected president of the National Congress of American Indians in 1977 at...

10/20/2018

press release NCAI Executive Board Place Executive Director on Administrative Leave
(Washington D.C.) -- National Congress of American Indians Executive Board Place Executive Director on Administrative Leave The National Congress of American Indians (...
press release Native Americans To Discuss Tribal Matters At 75th Anniversary Convention In Colorado
(Colorado) -- Native American tribes in the United States will come together to discuss the outstanding matters and ways to address them at the 75th Anniversary Annual...

10/19/2018

article Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approves NCAI membership
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the tribe to become a member of the National Congress of...

10/18/2018

article National Congress of American Indians roiled by claims of harassment and misconduct
(Washington D.C.) -- As early as 2014, the executive director of the National Congress of American Indians kept multiple allegations of sexual, racial and workplace...

10/16/2018

press release National Congress of American Indians and Native American Rights Fund Oppose the Nomination of Eric Miller to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Executive Committee adopted an emergency resolution opposing the nomination of Eric Miller...

10/14/2018

article 75th Anniversary Martin Cross: Founding Member of National Congress of American Indians
(North Dakota) -- Seventy-five years ago, on Nov. 14, 1944, Martin Cross packed a small suitcase and headed for a meeting in Denver, Colorado. He had just been elected...

10/13/2018

article National Congress of American Indians defends handling of #MeToo scandal
(Washington D.C.) -- The leader of the country‘s largest and oldest inter-tribal organization is defending the group’s handling of allegations of sexual...

10/6/2018

article Tribes demand accountability from National Congress of American Indians
(Washington D.C.) -- More tribes are demanding accountability and transparency from the National Congress of American Indians in the wake of sexual harassment scandal...

10/4/2018

article N.C.A.I. Fires Attorney
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) fired one of its lead attorneys this week after he was accused of sexual harassment. “I...
article National Congress of American Indians ousts senior attorney after #MeToo outcry
(Washington D.C.) -- A high-ranking attorney at the National Congress of American Indians, under fire for alleged sexual harassment of fellow employees, has lost his job...

9/25/2018

press release What Indian Gaming Employees Need to Know About Active Shooter Scenarios
(Wisconsin) -- David Vialpando, director of gaming programs for OnCourse Learning Financial Services, is one of the experts who will discuss what leaders in the tribal...

9/14/2018

press release NCAIED Announces 2018 Native American "40 Under 40" Award Recipients
(Arizona) -- The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (The National Center) is pleased to announced its 2018 class of "Native American 40...

9/12/2018

press release Tribal Leaders and Congressional Members Convene For Tribal Unity Impact Days
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and co-sponsors kicked off a two-day event, Tribal Unity Impact Days, on Capitol Hill with...

8/31/2018

article Prominent Indian Country attorney reassigned after #MeToo allegations
(Washington D.C.) -- The highest-ranking attorney at the National Congress of American Indians has been reassigned in the wake of sexual harassment allegations, an...

8/26/2018

press release The Former Chairman of Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Senator John McCain of Arizona Passes On
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona passed away, Saturday August 25, 2018, at the age of 81, with his family by his side at his ranch in Arizona. A...

6/19/2018

press release NCAI WEBINAR: Workforce Development Innovation: Success Stories in Indian Country
(Internet) -- NCAI's Partnership for Tribal Governance (PTG) will host the first in a series of three upcoming webinars focused on tribal workforce development on...

6/12/2018

article NCAI director talks current Indian Country, federal relationship
(Oklahoma) -- One key federal Indian Country nominee finally advances while another position has yet to see an introduction. Communication between Natives and the feds...

4/20/2018

article STEVENS: Emerging Gaming Markets
(Las Vegas) -- In nearly 30 years under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and more than four decades in all, tribal government gaming operations have helped transform...
article If you build it, be sure to plan – and be flexible
(Las Vegas) -- When building a casino, you have to plan, plan, plan – and then be ready to change. That’s especially true when erecting a facility in a well-...
article Tribal leaders say there needs to be focus on better management and diversification to spur tribal economies
(Las Vegas) -- Tribal economies need to diversify their economic offerings to rely on more than just gaming and focus on bettering their management capabilities to...
article Increasing Title 31 enforcement means casinos need to know their customers
(Las Vegas) -- With the increase in Title 31 enforcement action, and considering the penalties for infractions, casinos need to have a plan in place to get relevant...
article Women are present in some parts of management, not all
(Las Vegas) -- When it comes to female representation in upper management, Native American casinos are doing better than commercial casinos, note two UNLV experts who...
article Indian Gaming Tradeshow 2018: Novomatic Maintains Its High Standards
(Las Vegas) -- Curves are in. That’s no surprise to casino operators, who’ve seen great results from almost every manufacturer in this category. For...
article VizExplorer muscles up casino work while also expanding
(Las Vegas) -- VizExplorer now has the muscle of Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital behind it, but will company executives put those more robust resources into providing...

4/19/2018

article Native Actor Wes Studi Given Lifetime Achievement Award by National Indian Gaming Association
(Las Vegas) -- Wes Studi (Cherokee) was given this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Indian Gaming Association at its annual tradeshow and...
article Aruze Gaming launches Muso slot cabinet
(Las Vegas) -- Electronic gaming machine maker Aruze Gaming America Inc says it has launched its new cabinet, Muso, at the National Indian Gaming Association trade show...
press release Aruze Gaming America Releases New Cabinet at National Indian Gaming Association Trade Show
(Las Vegas) -- Aruze Gaming America, Inc. (“Aruze”) is proud to introduce a new cabinet at the National Indian Gaming Association (“NIGA”) trade...

4/18/2018

article BMM Testlabs shows Tribal commitment with donation to NIGA Capital building fund
(Las Vegas) -- Gaming testing laboratory and technical consultancy, BMM Testlabs, has presented a donation from its Next Generation Initiative Tribal charitable fund to...
article No consensus from panel about big data’s impact on casino marketing strategies
(Las Vegas) -- Despite the lofty title, not everyone on Monday afternoon’s four-person panel Big Data & Marketing: How the Information Revolution Changed...
article Panelists debate value of free-play programs
(Las Vegas) -- Politics and religion are generally off-limit topics in friendly gatherings because they’re bound to spark disagreements. Maybe talking about...
article Tribal casinos’ donations can have far-reaching effect
(Las Vegas) -- The charitable donations made by tribal casinos not only help community organizations but can also serve to battle negative stereotypes about Indians and...
article AGS ramps up progressives with both tables and slots
(Las Vegas) -- Casino patrons love their table games, sure, but most players’ heads turn away from even the most exciting pit anytime the bells and whistles of a...
article Atrient continues to be industry disruptor
(Las Vegas) -- Capturing patron habits and demographics is vital for direct marketing campaigns, and in the casino world, that opportunity is often leveraged through...
article Everi to Showcase Gaming Technology Solutions at 2018 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention
(Las Vegas) -- Everi, the casino industry’s single-source provider of gaming products and payment solutions, is showcasing gaming machines and casino operational...
article VizExplorer: Making the most of disparate information
(Las Vegas) -- VizExplorer is in the information business, and the easiest illustration of what it can do is visible at a blackjack table. The company, in partnership...
press release VizExplorer signs new agreement with Native Lights Casino and Tonkawa Hotel & Casino
(Las Vegas) -- VizExplorer, a leading provider of operational intelligence solutions to the gaming industry, today announced that it has signed an agreement to deploy...
press release Wipfli/JOSEPH EVE Welcomes Three New Tribal Casinos as CasinoEdge Intacct Clients
(Montana) -- Wipfli/JOSEPH EVE welcomes three Tribal casinos — Muckleshoot Casino, Cliff Castle Casino and Kaw Nation Gaming — as new clients of the industry...

4/17/2018

article Casinos a vital line of defense in fight against money laundering
(Las Vegas) -- A former officer for the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network said Monday that the reporting requirements for casinos make a huge difference in cracking...
article FREEMAN: Stronger Together
(Las Vegas) -- Five years ago, the American Gaming Association (AGA) membership was largely comprised of large commercial casino operators. Those entities founded the...
article Use technology to really know customers, speaker urges
(Las Vegas) -- Casinos can avoid becoming another Blockbuster by embracing technology that lets them focus on making customer feel welcome, said John Acres, CEO of Acres...
article 2018 NIGA Trade Show: Aristocrat Looks to Continue Its Dominance
(Las Vegas) -- It’s hard to determine who’s number one in the slot world. Is it the corporation with the highest stock price? The manufacturer with the best...
article 2018 NIGA Trade Show: Konami Plays It Cool
(Las Vegas) -- “Less is more.” It might not be on any booth sign, but this is certainly the dominant theme at Konami’s NIGA trade show booth this year...
article Agilysys to feature next-gen hospitality software solutions and services at NIGA
(Las Vegas) -- Tech company Agilysys, a hospitality software solutions and services provider, will be on the floor with its latest offerings at the Indian Gaming...
article AGS has new slant on its popular Orion cabinet
(Las Vegas) -- AGS, the company that prides itself on being “obsessed with the game,” is certainly obsessed with slot cabinets — and is looking to...
press release AGS will Continue to Prove it's "Obsessed with the Game™" at NIGA 2018
(Las Vegas) -- AGS (the "Company"), a leading designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines ("EGMs") and other products and services for the...
article Everi to showcase gaming technology solutions at Indian Gaming Tradeshow in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Gaming products and payments solutions, Everi, has announced it will bring its comprehensive portfolio of gaming technology offerings to the 33rd annual...
article IGT to unveil CrystalDual 27 Cabinet at the 2018 Indian Gaming Trade Show
(Las Vegas) -- International Game Technology this week will debut its new CrystalDual 27 cabinet at NIGA, the National Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention, which is...

3/7/2018

article South Dakota V. Wayfair: NCAI And South Dakota Tribes File Amicus Brief On Tribal Tax Authority For Online Sales
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and South Dakota Tribal Nations today filed an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in South...

3/6/2018

article Attending RES 2018 In Las Vegas? Join Indian Country Editor Mark Trahant For An ICT Q&A
(Las Vegas) -- Are you attending RES 2018? Do you have questions about the future of Indian Country Today? You can meet with Mark Trahant tonight at 6 pm PST at the...

2/28/2018

press release Mark Trahant Named Editor to Lead Indian Country Today
(Washington D.C.) -- Independent journalist Mark Trahant (Shoshone-Bannock Tribes) has accepted the role of Editor to lead Indian Country Today, under the ownership of...

2/21/2018

article Tribes: Congress And Trump Administration Are Violating Treaties
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians said Congress and the Trump Administration have been ignoring recommendations of tribal governments and...

2/19/2018

article NCAI Issues Statement of Concern for President’s Proposed FY2019 Budget
(Washington D.C.) -- On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, more than 500 tribal representatives from across the United States raised a unified voice in opposition to the FY...

2/18/2018

article Tribes call on Washington to respect Native sovereignty
(Washington D.C.) -- The federal tax overhaul passed in December is "completely unacceptable" to Native Americans, just another example of what can happen when...

2/9/2018

article National Congress of American Indians adds more speakers for big meeting in D.C.
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians is finalizing the schedule for its big meeting in Washington, D.C., next week. The winter session...
press release NCAI To Honor Distinguished Leaders at 20th Annual Leadership Awards
(Washington D.C.) -- On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) will award seven distinguished leaders in Indian Country at NCAI...

10/26/2017

article Cherokee Nation Tribal Council speaker continues leading role in NCAI
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Tribal Council Speaker Joe Byrd was recently re-elected to serve his second term as vice president of the eastern Oklahoma region of the...

10/20/2017

article 'Ominous shadow' of President Trump looms over meeting of tribal leaders
(Wisconsin) -- This week, the National Congress of American Indians — the largest intertribal organization in the United States — gathered for its annual...
article Native American leaders seek federal climate change action
(Wisconsin) -- Native American leaders are asking the Trump administration to do more to combat climate change. Tribal leaders attending this week's National...

10/19/2017

article Jefferson Keel Elected President of National Congress of American Indians
(Wisconsin) -- Today Jefferson Keel, lt. governor of the Chickasaw Nation, was elected president of the National Congress of American Indians, the largest and oldest...
article Decision day for National Congress of American Indians with leadership changes
(Wisconsin) -- Jefferson Keel, the lieutenant governor of the Chickasaw Nation, is the new president of the National Congress of American Indians. Keel won election at...
article NCAI Convention Attendees Enjoy Culture Night in Milwaukee
(Wisconsin) -- Attendees of the National Congress of American Indians 74th Annual Convention and Marketplace were treated to traditional food, dance and drumming by the...
press release National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Elects 2017-2019 Executive Council at 74th Annual Convention & Marketplace
(Wisconsin) -- On Thursday, October 19, 2017, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) elected the new 2017-2019 NCAI Executive Council at the “We Are...

10/18/2017

article Three Candidates Vying to President of National Congress of American Indians
(Wisconsin) -- The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) members will cast their votes tomorrow to be president the nation’s oldest and largest American...
article Native American Leaders Meet In Milwaukee, Push For Climate Action
(Wisconsin) -- Native American leaders meeting in Milwaukee this week at the convention of the National Congress of American Indians are asking the Trump administration...
article National Congress of American Indians looks forward to Tara Sweeney confirmation
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians is looking forward to the "swift confirmation" of Tara Sweeney as the new leader of the Bureau...

10/17/2017

article The National Congress of American Indians Annual Convention Underway in Milwaukee
(Wisconsin) -- About 2,000 American Indian leaders are in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this week to attend the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) 74th Annual...

10/4/2017

article Oneida Nation donates assets of Indian Country Today Media Network to tribal organization
(New York) -- The defunct Indian Country Today Media Network will remain in Indian Country's hands thanks to the Oneida Nation. The tribe is donating the assets of...
press release Oneida Nation to Donate Indian Country Today Media Network Assets to NCAI
(New York) -- The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) today announced that it is assuming control of the assets of Indian Country Today Media Network (ICTMN),...

8/15/2017

press release NCAIED announces '40 under 40' awards
(Arizona) -- The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) is pleased to announce its 2017 class of “Native American 40 Under 40”...

7/24/2017

article Native American Tribes Want A Bigger Role In Choosing US Attorneys Under Trump
(USA) -- The National Congress of American Indians passed a resolution last month asking that tribes be “included in the selection, interview, and decision making...

6/15/2017

article Tribal Leaders Vote on Resolution Supporting the Paris Climate Agreement at NCAI Mid Year
(Connecticut) -- Today, tribal leaders gathered and adopted a resolution supporting the Paris Climate Agreement during the closing general assembly at the NCAI 2017 Mid...

6/14/2017

article Zinke Addresses NCAI Conference, Stresses Tribal Sovereignty
(Connecticut) -- Most years, the annual conference of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is a minor event, attended by tribal and government officials....

6/13/2017

article American Indian policy group convenes at Mohegan Sun, urges vigilance in Trump era
(Connecticut) -- Leaders of the largest representative body of American Indians and Alaska Natives don’t plan to let the uncertainty of the Trump administration...

6/12/2017

article National Congress of American Indians opens mid-year conference
(Connecticut) -- The National Congress of American Indians is holding its mid-year conference in Connecticut this week. Top officials from the Trump administration are...

5/25/2017

press release U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to Attend NCAI’s 2017 Mid Year Conference & Marketplace at Mohegan Sun
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is confirmed to attend the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) 2017 Mid Year Conference &...

5/3/2017

press release NCAI Condemns President Trump’s Derogatory Use of “Pocahontas” Name in Political Attack
(Washington) -- Today, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization in...

3/5/2017

press release The National Indian Gaming Association Mourns the Loss of an Indian Country Warrior
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Association was saddened to hear of the loss of one of one of Indian country's greatest defenders of sovereignty,...

2/24/2017

article Cladoosby Clear in Message at State of Indian Nations Address
(Washington D.C.) -- Every year since 2003, the president of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) has delivered a State of Indian Nations (SOIN) address.

2/18/2017

article Native American Schools Need $388 Million for Modernization Program - NCAI Head
(Washington) -- Schools for Native Americans in the United States require at least $388 million to be effectively modernized, National Congress of American Indians...

2/13/2017

article Hoeven Delivers Congressional Response to 2017 State of Indian Nations Address
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, delivered the Congressional Response to the 2017 State...

10/12/2016

article Tribal leaders and advocates slam Donald Trump as NCAI opens annual convention
(Arizona) -- With the 2016 election less than a month away, the National Congress of American Indians is hosting its annual convention here this week. The conference...

10/11/2016

article Sovereignty, Prosperity and a Defining Moment: Cladoosby Opens 73rd NCAI Convention
(Arizona) -- Sovereignty, prosperity and unity—these themes and more emerged as National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) President Brian Cladoosby recognized...

7/6/2016

article Part-Time Jobs and Thrift: How Unpaid Interns in D.C. Get By
(Washington D.C.) -- When Dominic Peacock found out he had been selected for an unpaid summer internship at the National Congress of American Indians here, he looked up...

7/2/2016

article Five Takeaways From National Congress Of American Indians Mid Year Conference
(Washington) -- The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) held its 2016 Mid Year Conference and Marketplace in Spokane, Washington this past week.
article Tribal Sovereignty A Hot Topic At Gathering Of Native American Leaders In Spokane
(Washington D.C.) -- There’s been a lot of political buzz this week at the mid-year conference of the National Congress of American Indians in Spokane.

6/30/2016

article Tribal Sovereignty Is Hot Topic At Gathering Of Native American Leaders In Spokane
(Washington) -- There’s been a lot of political buzz this week at the mid-year conference of the National Congress of American Indians in Spokane.
article Acting Assistant Secretary Roberts Announces Updates to BIA Handbook to Improve Land-into-Trust and Reservation Proclamation Processes
(Washington) -- Acting Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Lawrence S. Roberts addressed the NCAI 2016 Mid Year Conference today in Spokane, Washington.

2/25/2016

article Fawn Sharp appointed vice president of Indian Congress executive council
(Washington) -- Quinault Indian Nation President Fawn Sharp was appointed Vice President of the National Congress of American Indians.

2/24/2016

press release Chairman Barrasso Addresses the National Congress of American Indians
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) delivered the following address to the 2016 Executive Council Winter Session...

2/22/2016

article National Congress of American Indians opens meeting in D.C.
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians opens its executive council winter session on Monday afternoon in Washington, D.C. Hundreds of tribal...

1/15/2016

article For America’s Indian nations, an alternative State of the Union
(Washington) -- On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address from the U.S. Capitol — but 36 hours later, and a few...
article Progress and Promise in Indian Country: NCAI’s 2016 State of Indian Nations Address
(Washington D.C.) -- National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby, chairman of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, presented the State of Indian...

1/14/2016

article NCAI President Brian Cladoosby to Deliver State of Indian Nations Address Today
(Washington D.C.) -- Each year, the President of the National Congress of American Indians presents the State of Indian Nations address to members of Congress,...
article NCAI President Brian Cladoosby urges support for land-into-trust bill
(Washington D.C.) -- National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby ticked off a list of legislative successes during the State of Indian Nations on...
article Tribes Say Stronger Self-Governance Key to Future Success
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribes want the federal government to work with them to strengthen and modernize their ability to self-govern, saying the best solutions for Native...

11/11/2015

article Cladoosby re-elected NCAI president
(California) -- Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Chairman Brian Cladoosby was recently re-elected as president of the National Congress of American Indians during the...

11/3/2015

article NCAI RESOLUTION #MSP-15-005: Calling Upon the President to Issue a New Executive Order on Native Nations
(Washington D.C.) -- WHEREAS, we, the members of the National Congress of American Indians of the United States, invoking the divine blessing of the Creator upon our...

10/24/2015

article Navajo Nation President to NCAI: “We are Nations, Let’s Act Like It”
(California) -- Russell Bagaye addressed the 72nd Annual Convention of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) for the first time as president of the Navajo...

10/22/2015

article Little election activity at National Congress of American Indians
(California) -- Brian Cladoosby secured another term as the president of the National Congress of American Indians on Wednesday after no one ran against him. Cladoosby,...
article Cherokee Nation Tribal Council Speaker elected to NCAI post
(California) -- Cherokee Nation Tribal Council Speaker Joe Byrd was elected Wednesday, Oct. 21 to serve as vice-president of the eastern Oklahoma region of the National...
article Cladoosby re-elected NCAI president
(California) -- Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Chairman Brian Cladoosby was re-elected as president of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) by unanimous...

10/21/2015

article HUD Secretary Castro to NCAI: We Must Do More to Ensure the First Americans are not the Last Americans
(California) -- Borrowing from Chief Joseph and the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, U.S. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro addressed the...
article Three presidential candidates make appeals to Indian Country
(California) -- The National Congress of American Indians got a small taste of the crowded 2016 presidential field on Monday as three candidates pitched their pro-tribal...
article Tribes urge Obama administration to take a stand on taxation
(California) -- Tribal leaders and their advocates are asking the Obama administration to take a stronger stand against taxation of their homelands.
article Suicide raised as major issue during NCAI's annual convention
(California) -- An issue that didn't appear anywhere on the agenda for the National Congress of American Indians dominated discussion at the opening of the...

10/19/2015

article National Congress of American Indians in California for big meet
(California) -- The National Congress of American Indians is holding its 72nd annual convention in California this week. Thousands of tribal leaders are expected at the...

9/25/2015

article Juana Majel-Dixon challenges Brian Cladoosby for NCAI post
(Washington D.C.) -- It's an election year for the National Congress of American Indians, the nation's largest inter-tribal organization. President Brian...

8/6/2015

article Cladoosby Announces Campaign for Second Term As NCAI President
(Washington) -- In Brian Cladoosby’s term as president of the National Congress of American Indians, the organization has worked to end the era of harmful Native...

7/8/2015

article Swinomish Chairman Cladoosby Announces Re-election Campaign for NCAI President
(Washington) -- Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Chairman Brian Cladoosby has announced his campaign for re-election as President of the National Congress of American...

6/29/2015

article Kevin Washburn Announces Interior’s Final Federal Recognition Process to Acknowledge Indian Tribes at NCAI
(Minnesota) -- Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced a final rule to reform the regulatory process by which the Department of the Interior...
article National Congress of American Indians gathers in Minnesota
(Minnesota) -- The National Congress of American Indians opened its mid-year session in St. Paul, Minnesota, this morning. Hundreds of tribal leaders are meeting at the...

5/7/2015

press release NCAI Responds to Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee's Comment Re: Native Americans as "Bad Guys"
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby released the following response in reaction to Governor Mike Huckabee’s...

5/6/2015

article National Congress of American Indians Chooses U of A Graduate Student for Fellowship
(Arkansas) -- University of Arkansas student Teresia M. Paul has been named a recipient of a Native Graduate Health Fellowship from the National Congress of American...

2/27/2015

article Updates from National Congress of American Indians DC meeting
(Washington D.C.) -- Yvette Roubideaux, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, is a familiar face to many, having served as director of the Indian Health Service for four...

2/25/2015

article The White House Announces Next Phase in Native Youth Initiative
(Washington D.C.) -- In an announcement Tuesday at the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Executive Council Winter Session, the White House invited tribal...
article Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in DC
(Washington D.C.) -- Some highlights from the opening day of the National Congress of American Indians winter session in Washington, D.C.

2/24/2015

article National Congress of American Indians set for winter conference
(Washington D.C.) -- Hundreds of tribal leaders are in Washington, D.C., this week for the National Congress of American Indians winter session. The conference kicked...
article Payment elected to NCAI executive office
(Washington D.C.) -- Aaron Payment, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians chairperson, was elected to the executive officer position of recording secretary for...

1/31/2015

article NCAI Pleased to Highlight Tribal Priorities at First Indian Affairs Hearing of 114th Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) was pleased to give testimony during the Senate Committee on Indian Affair’s first oversight...

1/26/2015

article NCAI insists federal government stop paternalism
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribes must insist the federal government honor its commitments to them and create partnerships with them based on deference, not paternalism, the...

1/25/2015

article NCAI President Gives State of Indian Nations Address: Calls for Washington to Modernize Trust Relationship
(Washington D.C.) -- Speaking from an overflow crowd at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on last Thursday, National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) President Brian...
article Sen. Barrasso delivers response to NCAI's State of Indian Nations
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the new chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, will be delivering a response to the State of Indian...

1/24/2015

article NCAI's State of Indian Nations speech underlines US-tribe relations
(Arizona) -- Tribes must insist the federal government honor its commitments to them and create partnerships with them based on deference, not paternalism, the president...

1/22/2015

article State of Indian Nations: Leader calls on government to honour commitment to tribes, reform laws
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribes must insist the federal government honour its commitments to them and create partnerships with them based on deference, not paternalism, the...
article Tribal leader calls on feds to honor ‘duty’ to help Native nations
(Washington D.C.) -- The president of the National Congress of American Indians said Thursday that the federal government has a “duty to honor” its...
press release NCAI President Calls on Congress & Obama Administration to Act to Improve Tribal Economies, Invest in Education, and Support Innovation
(Washington D.C.) -- In an address to members of Congress, senior Administration officials, and leaders of tribal nations, the President of the National Congress of...

12/30/2014

press release NCAI congratulates Google for acknowledging tribes
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians has announced the results of joint efforts with Google to ensure better visibility for Indian reservations...

12/5/2014

article NCAI’s Cladoosby on Tribal Nations Conference and Building a Lasting Legacy
(Washington D.C.) -- As the 21st President of the NCAI, Brian Cladoosby (Swinomish Indian Tribal Community) is well known for his traditional cedar hat he wears as well...

11/19/2014

article Brian Cladoosby Lays Out NCAI’s Priorities in Time for Lame Duck Session
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians members passed more than five dozen new resolutions at its annual meeting recently, but one of the first...

11/18/2014

press release NCAI Responds to AG Report on Native Youth and Violence; Cladoosby Calls for National Action to Protect Native Children
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, the National Congress of American Indians called for a national mobilization of government and civil society resources to address high rates...

11/2/2014

article NCAI investigates conduct of treasurer at annual convention
(Georgia) -- The 71st annual convention of the National Congress of American Indians was marred by allegations against Treasurer Dennis Welsh on Thursday.

7/24/2014

article NCAI President Cladoosby offers cedar hat to BIA's Washburn
(Washington D.C.) -- Government officials often receive gifts from tribal leaders but the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs got a rather special one on Wednesday.

6/12/2014

article By empowering tribes, federal task force aims to cut Native children's exposure to violence
(Alaska) -- The advisory committee for the U.S. Department of Justice's recently formed Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence...
article Land trust for Alaska tribes is a popular concept
(Alaska) -- At a wide ranging press conference during day three of the NCAI gathering in Anchorage yesterday, BIA Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn...
article National Congress of American Indians Resolutions Aimed at Public Policy
(Alaska) -- The National Congress of American Indians passed several resolutions on Wednesday, the final day of its mid-year conference in Anchorage, targeting public...
article Tribal, national leaders gather to address violence against Alaska Native women and children
(Alaska) -- More than half of all children are exposed to some form of violence, crime or abuse, according to the Department of Justice. Evidence suggests those numbers...
press release NCAI Applauds President Obama’s Historic Visit to Indian Country
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) applauds President Obama for upholding his ongoing commitment to tribal nations and Native peoples...

6/10/2014

article Alaska Native, American Indian Leaders Unite at Anchorage Conference
(Alaska) -- The National Congress of American Indians, meeting in Anchorage this week for its mid-year conference, is uniting to get its voice and issues heard even more.

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