75th Annual Convention & Marketplace

Hotel Information

Conference Agendas



75th Anniversary Information

Youth Commission

Other Events

Date: Oct 21, 2018 - Oct 26, 2018

Where: Denver, CO

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About the Event:

Conference Location
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
650 15th Street
Denver, CO 80202

We are excited to celebrate our 75th Anniversary in Denver, Colorado where our first convening was held in 1944! We hope you can join us. We look forward to welcoming you!

Reminder Resolutions deadline is this Friday. Please click here to learn about our resolutions process.

Registration Now Open! Register now online, or click here to download and print the registration form and submit with payment.

Early Bird Registration Rates Ending September 21, 2018
$500 Member
$575 Non-member
$175 Youth

Onsite Registration Rates Starting September 22, 2018
$600 Member
$675 Non-member
$250 Youth

Information on Registration

75th Registration Packages
Please note, these packages do not include conference registration (general assembly, breakout sessions, subcommittees, committees), membership, youth luncheon or elders' luncheon. 

$150.00 - Red Package: Include all items in the "Blue Package" and One (1) copy of Honoring the Past: The National Congress of American Indians' 75th Anniversary Historical Collection book.

$100.00 - Blue Package: One (1) Anniversary Celebration Gala Ticket, 75th Anniversary Historical Photo Participation, and 75th Anniversary Commemorative Pin

Related Documents:
75th Anniversary Activities Packages UPDATED.pdf


Note: We encourage anyone with a sleeping room at the host hotel to contact Holly Naylor before you cancel your room reservation so we can accommodate other members. 
Host Hotel and Conference Location
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
650 15th Street 
Denver, CO 80202
The sleeping room block at the Hyatt is now closed. Please see below for alternative accommodation options.

Wait List Requests 
If you would like to be added to NCAI's wait list for a group rate at the Hyatt, please click here.
Overflow Hotels


Located at: 13200 East 14th Place, Aurora, CO 80011 (Just a 15 minute drive from the hotel hotel!)
Discounted rate: $159.00 + tax
Book your reservation: National Congress of American Indians Courtesy Block 

Located at: 1776 Grant Street
Discounted rate: Best Available Rate
Book your reservation online: NCAI Overflow Block
Reference: National Congress of American Indians

Located at: 1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
Discounted Rate: The Crawford discounted group block is now closed. Property will offer the best available rate only
Book online: https://www.thecrawfordhotel.com/
Additional fee: $20/night amenity fee that includes
- Tesla ™ Complimentary Valet Transportation service within a 2-mile radius
- 24-hour room key card access fitness center (located in lower level)
- Complimentary access to The Oxford Club, Spa & Salon Fitness Center & classes Complimentary Shoe Shine Services
- Take-out style in-room dining from Snooze, an A.M. Eatery and The Kitchen Next Door Community Pub
- In-room Nespresso™ Espresso Maker
- High-speed WiFi
- Unlimited Local and 800 calls
- 2 complimentary bottled Voss waters daily
- 10% off services & 20% off all merchandise at The Oxford Club, Spa & Salon Same day laundry & dry cleaning service, Monday – Saturday
- One select beverage during LoDo Hour at the Terminal Bar, Monday – Sunday 5:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m. 1 scoop of ice cream from Milkbox Ice Creamery
- 1 small cup of coffee from Pigtrain Coffee Co
- 25% off food and non-alcoholic beverages at PigTrain Coffee, Milkbox, ACME, & Terminal Bar 20%
Located at: 1850 Wazee St, Denver, CO 80202
Discounted Rate: The Maven discounted group block is now closed. Property will offer the best available rate only
Book online:  https://www.themavenhotel.com/
Additional fee: $20/night amenity fee that includes 
- Complimentary Valet Transportation in a 2-mile radius (including to the Hyatt Regency Denver; available on a first come, first served basis)
- In-Room Pour Over Coffee
- Complimentary High Speed WiFi In Room Filtered Water
- 10% Discount of off services and 20% Discount on retail purchases at the Oxford Spa. Complimentary Coffee Beverage at Lobby Coffee Kiosk
- Complimentary beverage at Lobby Kiosk
- Complimentary on-line access to the New York Times
- 25% discount on all food and non-alcoholic beverages at Pig Train Coffee, Milkbox, ACME, & Terminal Bar which are all located

Draft Agenda in Brief

Saturday, October 20

Sunday, October 21

Violence Against Women Task Force Agenda
wo Spirit Task Force Agenda

Monday, October 22

Resources and Tools to Support Tribes in Building Systems of Support for Native Youth
Tools to Strengthen Tribal-Academic Research Partnerships

Economic, Finance & Community Development Committee Agenda
Litigation & Governance Committee Agenda

Tuesday, October 23

Building Sustainable Tribal Economies: Components of Strategic Design
Disabilities & Elders Subcommittee Agenda
Housing Subcommittee Agenda

Technology & Telecommunications Subcommittee Agenda 
Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee Agenda
Opioids Breakout Session Agenda

Wednesday, October 24

Taking Climate Action: Protecting Our Peoples, Lands, and Futures
Disabilities & Elders Subcommittee Agenda
Housing Subcommittee Agenda

Technology & Telecommunications Subcommittee Agenda
Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee Agenda
Technology Task Force Agenda

Thursday, October 25

Economic, Finance & Community Development Committee Agenda
Litigation & Governance Committee Agenda

Friday, October 26

Thank you to our current sponsors! If you would like to support the work that NCAI does, click here and commit today. For more information about how you can support NCAI, please contact Bernida Humetewa.

Bank of America 
75th Anniversary Gala Sponsor


Next Generation Sponsor

Turquoise Sponsor

Discover Salt River, Arizona
Name Badge Sponsor

The Chickasaw Nation 
75th Book Sponsor

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation 
75th Book Sponsor

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians 
75th Book Sponsor

Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians
75th Book Sponsor

Tohono O'odham Nation
75th Book Sponsor

Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians
Tribal Elder's Lounge Sponsor

Media & Conference App Sponsor

Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Health Walk Sponsor

Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti LLP
Health Walk Sponsor

Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe
Bronze Sponsor

Forest County Potawatomi
Bronze Sponsor

BNSF Railway 
Bronze Sponsor

Office of Hawaiian Affairs 
Coffee Break Sponsor

Quapaw Nation
Coffee Break Sponsor

Kenaitze Indian Tribe
Coffee Break Sponsor

Redding Rancheria
Coffee Break Co-Sponsor

The Marketplace offers a wonderful opportunity to shop with top Indian Arts & Crafts vendors, talk with representatives from Federal programs and Tribal Enterprises, and receive career, education, and health information from the wide variety of vendors. The Marketplace is open to the general public.

The Marketplace currently is near capacity. All applications received as of Oct 8, 2018 will be wait list only. Click here to sign up for the booth wait list. 


Move-In for Exhibitors: 
   Sunday, October 21 3:00PM - 5:00PM 
  Monday, October 22 7:30AM - 12:00PM

Show Hours - Open to the Public! 
   Monday, October 22 12:00PM - 5:00PM
   Tuesday, October 23 9:00AM - 5:00PM
   Wednesday, October 24 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Move-Out for Exhibitors: 
   Wednesday, October 24 5:00AM - 8:00PM 

Indian Arts & Crafts Opportunities (Not required):
   Thursday, October 25 8:00AM - 5:00PM
   Friday, October 26  8:30AM - 12:00PM
   Powwow - Wednesday, October 24 6:00PM - 8:00PM  (Participation as a vendor for this evening event requires an additional donation of one gift worth $25. Powwow organizers will offer your gift as a door prize.)


All booths are 8' x10' and come with: pipe and draped back and sides; one 6' draped table; two chairs; one wastebasket; and one ID sign with your company/organization name.

Additional details and available services will be provided in your exhibitor kit 2-4 weeks prior to the start of the conference.

Booth pricing is as follows:

$750    Tribe
$750    Indian Arts & Crafts (see note below on "Indian Arts and Crafts Act")
$900    Non-Profit Organization or Educational Institution
$1000  Tribal Entrepreneur or Tribal Enterprise
$1000  Researcher
$1800  Corporation
$1800  State/Federal Agency


The Marketplace currently is near capacity; we are accepting wait list applications only. To be added to the exhibitor wait list, please fill out the online Exhibitor Registration Form & Contract. If additional booth spaces become available, we will notify wait listed exhibitors immediately.

PLEASE NOTE: Exhibitor applications will be considered pending until NCAI confirms that both a registration form and contract, as well as booth payment have been received. 

Questions about exhibiting? Please contact Holly Naylor at hnaylor@ncai.org or call 202-466-7767.

About the NCAI Youth Commission

NCAI’s Youth Commission offers youth ages 16-23 the opportunity to engage on National scale along-side tribal leaders to help address the issues facing Indian Country.  Established in 1997, the NCAI Youth Commission has been a space for tribal youth to come together and discuss solutions to the unique challenges they face within their communities. Learn more about the NCAI Youth Commission here.

NCAI Youth Commission Agenda


NCAI Youth Commission Elections

The NCAI Youth Comission serves two-year terms with a governing body of six officer positions, including: Co-Presidents, Co-Vice Presidents, and Secretary. The application for the 2018-2020 term is now open.

To apply, please read the prompt below and visit the application link when ready.

Before You Apply

Thank you for your interest in the NCAI Youth Commission Officers 2018-2020 Term. The application below is split into eight sections and must be completed in one-sitting. In addition to the application, NCAI also requests each applicant to submit a 500-word essay in Section 6, and a Letter of Support from your tribe to be submitted via email or mail (directions provided in Section 7).

Please review the application questions prior to beginning your application here: http://bit.ly/2xhJUtb

Writing Prompt for Section 6 500-Word Essay:

Why are you interested in running for a position on the NCAI Youth Commission? What change do you hope to make for Youth in your community and Indian Country? (Recommended to write ahead of time.)

Letter of Support Sample PDF: http://bit.ly/2xhF5jo

Letter of Support Sample Word Document: http://bit.ly/2OtJnLi

Due Date: Application and materials due by October 12, 2018.

Click Here to Apply Now!


National Indian Child Welfare Association Youth Board Member Job Description

The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) and the National Congress of American Indians Youth Commission (NCAI-YC) have partnered to create an opportunity for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth to serve on the NICWA board. By engaging AI/AN youth voices in its governance structure, NICWA aims to expose these future leaders to child welfare and related issues, and improve its coordination with formally recognized Native youth organizations. The AI/AN youth perspective is a critical aspect of the NICWA board’s efforts surrounding policy positions and potential courses of action. Youth are introduced to board service and play a key role in helping NICWA’s board of directions in its decision making. 

Learn more about the NICWA board and responsibilities of youth board members here.