2017 State of Indian Nations

Hotel Information


Date: Feb 13, 2017

Where: Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20001

About the Event:

RSVP to State of Indians Nations is now CLOSED
A confirmation email will be sent to those requests we can accommodate. This event will be broadcast live through livestream here.

2017 State of Indian Nations Address

Delivered by President Brian Cladoosby

Brian Cladoosby, President of the National Congress of American Indians will deliver the annual State of Indian Nations Address on February 13, 2017 from the Newseum in Washington, DC. For more information and for past President speeches, click here.

*Please enter through the Group Entrance on C Street NW

All attendees are invited by the Newseum to tour the museum immediately after the address. Passes are not required.

The Newseum has a garage underneath their building. The cost is $10/hour or $20 for over an hour up to a full day. Additional is parking at 601 Pennsylvannia Ave NW. The cost $14/hour or $25/daily. For more information click here.

Watch Parties

We invite tribes, schools, colleges, organizations, and community groups around the nation to host watch parties of the event.

Reserve your watch party!

Once you reserve your watch party, you will receive a social media toolkit!

DRAFT Event Schedule

9:15 am: Media Setup
9:30 am: Registration and Doors Open
10:00 am: Doors Close
10:20 am: Invocation
10:30 am: State of Indian Nations
11:00 am: Congressional Response
11:15 am: Question & Answer Session/Press Availability
11:30 am: Closing Remarks

Host Hotel
Capital Hilton
1001 16th Street
Washington, DC 20036

Hotel Information
Call: 1-800-HILTONS
Please reference the hotel’s assigned code for our group “EWCS” to receive group discounted rates.
or click here for online reservations.

Hotel room deadline is Monday, January 23!
If you are unable to make a reservation at the host hotel and would like to be on the wait list, please contact Lee Lovelace at llovelace@ncai.org with your arrival and departure dates.

Space is limited in the Knight Studio and we highly recommend all press register early to ensure a spot in the press pool.

Please register for your credentials here.

Speaker Bios

President, Brian Cladoosby

NCAI President,
Brian Cladoosby

Brian Cladoosby serves as the 21st President of NCAI.  In October 2015 at NCAI’s 72nd Annual Convention he was elected to serve his second term as President of the organization. He is currently the President of the Association of Washington Tribes and has previously served as an Area Vice President on the NCAI Board. 

Read President Brian Cladoosby's Full Bio

Executive Director, Jacqueline Pata

NCAI Executive Director, Jacqueline Pata     

Jacqueline Pata became the Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) in 2001. She is a member of the Raven/Sockeye Clan of the Tlingit Tribe (pronounced – Kling-get) and a member of the Central Council of the Tlingit-Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. Mrs. Pata served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Native American Programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) during the Clinton Administration.

Read Executive Director Jacqueline Pata’s Full Bio