Resource Support Specialist, NCAI Sovereignty Institute
National Congress of American Indians
Skills And Qualifications:
NCAI established a policy research division within its wholly-owned subsidiary, the National Congress of American Indians Fund (NCAI Fund), in 2003 as a national tribal research and policy center to (i) focus on research and data to support and inform the policy development efforts of tribal leaders, tribal organizations, Congress, the Administration, and other policy institutions serving tribal communities, (ii) inform public policy debates with meaningful data and drive the discourse of Native policy to a framework of proactive, future strategy development, (iii) advocate for the creation, maintenance, or changes to federal laws, regulations, and policies affecting Indian country, and (iv) provide actionable guidance and technical assistance to Indian country on the implementation of federal laws, regulations, and policies; as well as how to (v) engage in capacity building within tribes’ component departments and enterprises.
That division is now part of the NCAI Sovereignty Institute (Institute) working within the NCAI Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
The Resource Support Specialist (Specialist) position provides actionable guidance and technical assistance to Tribes, by whatever designation (i.e., tribes, rancherias, bands, pueblos, villages, indigenous people, etc.) on the implementation of federal laws, regulations, and policies; as well as how to engage in capacity building within their component departments and enterprises.