Welcome to NCAI

The National Congress of American Indians, founded in 1944, is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities.

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  • Executive Council Winter Session (ECWS) 2023

    The 2023 Executive Council Winter Session is the annual meeting of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Executive Council, one of ...

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  • Native Youth Leadership Summit (NYLS) 2023

    The Summit is a prime opportunity for Native Youth to learn how to become advocates for their communities while networking with their peers an...

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  • State of Indian Nations (SOIN) 2023

    Each year, the President of the National Congress of American Indians presents the State of Indian Nations address to members of Congress, gov...

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Initiatives

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  • NCAI Policy Research Center

    The NCAI PRC supports Indian Country in shaping its own future as the leading center for tribally driven policy research.

  • Tribal  Supreme Court Project

    The Tribal Supreme Court Project—a collaboration between NCAI and the Native American Rights Fund— monitors litigation in which Native people have a significant stake and coordinates strategy among a network of over 250 tribal leaders, attorneys, and law professors.

  • Partnership for Tribal Governance

    Established in 2009, the Partnership for Tribal Governance creates, coordinates, and makes accessible the knowledge, tools, and resources that tribal nations and leaders need in order to strengthen their governance systems and more effectively exercise their sovereignty.

  • Consultation Support for Tribal Governments

    President Obama declared his commitment to fulfilling the consultation requirements of Executive Order 13175, NCAI supports tribes in this process with resources.

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About the 501(c)(3) NCAI Fund: The National Congress of American Indians Fund (NCAI Fund) is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit public-education arm of the National Congress of American Indians, the Nation’s oldest and largest organization made up of American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments and their citizens. The NCAI Fund’s mission is to educate the general public, and tribal, federal, and state government officials about tribal self-government, treaty rights, and policy issues affecting Indian tribes, including the interpretation of Indian statutes. Donations to the NCAI Fund are tax deductible as charitable contributions.


About the NCAI 501(c)(4): The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit social welfare organization, and the oldest and largest organization made up of American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments and their citizens to advocate on their behalf. NCAI’s mission is to advocate for the protection of treaty rights, inherent rights, and other rights guaranteed to tribes through agreements with the United States and under federal law; to promote the common welfare of American Indians and Alaska Natives; and to promote a better understanding of Indian peoples. Donations to NCAI are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes.