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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.
NCAI-NARF Roundtable Discussion on Castro-Huerta Decision
A virtual tribal leaders’ roundtable entitled, “The Castro-Huerta Decision: Understanding the Case and Discussing Next Steps.”› Register Now!
FY 2022 Indian Country Budget Request "Restoring Promises"
This Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Budget Request outlines federal programs and services that are critical components of strong tribal governments, ec...› Learn more
COVID-19 Microsite Launched
NCAI has launched a resource microsite for Indian Country during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check back regularly for updates.› Visit Microsite Here
H.R. 748 Signed Into Law
The CARES Act was signed into law on after passing the Senate and House.› See Tribal Provisions Here
The NCAI PRC supports Indian Country in shaping its own future as the leading center for tribally driven policy research.
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.
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.
President Obama declared his commitment to fulfilling the consultation requirements of Executive Order 13175, NCAI supports tribes in this process with resources.
July 15, 2022
NCAI Applauds White House Nomination of Patrice H. Kunesh as Commissioner for the Administration for Native Americans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
June 22, 2022
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.