January 23, 2020
January 22, 2020
The Protect ICWA Campaign Urges Federal Appeals Court to Affirm ICWA’s Constitutionality Following Oral Arguments in Brackeen v. Bernhardt
Following today’s United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals oral arguments in the Brackeen v. Bernhardt case, the Protect ICWA Campaign, consisting of the National Indian Child Welfare Association, the National Congress of American Indians, the Association on American Indian Affairs, and the Native American Rights Fund, issued the following statements.
January 21, 2020
On Wednesday, January 22, the full United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (Fifth Circuit) will rehear Brackeen v. Bernhardt, a case challenging the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), and the Protect ICWA Campaign and its coalition partners will be there, on behalf of Indian Country, to show support for the 41-year-old law that protects the best interests of Indian children and families.
January 17, 2020
December 27, 2019
The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) applauds President Trump’s signing of the recent bills that help advance the preservation of culture, rights, and sovereignty for American Indians and Alaska Natives
December 19, 2019
December 13, 2019
December 11, 2019
December 9, 2019
December 6, 2019
November 10, 2019
November 7, 2019
Today, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted rehearing en banc in the case Brackeen v. Bernhardt. The Protect ICWA Campaign, consisting of the National Indian Child Welfare Association, the National Congress of American Indians, the Association on American Indian Affairs, and the Native American Rights Fund, issued the following statement in response:
November 5, 2019
October 15, 2019
Media Advisory: National Congress of American Indians 2019 Annual Convention & Marketplace in Albuquerque, New Mexico to include Key Sessions and Grammy-Nominated Navajo Artist, Radmilla Cody
As NCAI celebrates its 76th year of serving the broad interests of tribal nations, this year’s Annual Convention theme: Sovereignty in Action reflects the power of tribal nations convening as a congress to protect and advance tribal sovereignty.This six-day event features a robust mix of key assembly presentations, cultural events, receptions, and more. Topics of discussion will include core issues areas such as: civic engagement, climate action, education, economic development, food sovereignty, health, infrastructure, juvenile justice, treaty and trust rights, and more.
October 10, 2019
October 8, 2019
The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization in the country, applauds today’s vote by the Washington, D.C. City Council to celebrate Monday, October 14, 2019 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the Nation’s Capital, replacing Columbus Day.
August 28, 2019
August 23, 2019
August 16, 2019
August 13, 2019
Joint Statement on Trump Administration’s Regulation Punishes Immigrant Families for Using Life-Saving Services
On August 12th, the Trump Administration’s Department of Homeland Security announced it will be publishing its finalized public charge rule, continuing its history of actions and policies harmful to immigrant communities.
August 13, 2019
“This new poll, which purports to survey individuals who self-identify as Native Americans with no ability to confirm their identity, is equally as flawed and unreliable as the Washington Post’s 2016 poll. It proves nothing, nor does it absolve the NFL of its moral obligation to discard the longstanding symbol of racism and division that serves as the mascot of its Washington franchise,” said Kevin Allis, CEO of the National Congress of American Indians.
August 9, 2019
Today, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals published its decision in Brackeen v. Bernhardt, the federal court challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). The court’s decision affirmed the constitutionality of ICWA, recognizing the unique political status of tribal nations and upholding the federal law that is so critical to safeguarding Indian child welfare. It is a resounding victory for the law and those who fought to protect it.
August 7, 2019
August 7, 2019
Dangerous flooding and severe storms in the Midwest have devastated tribal nations across the region. This disaster has destroyed local roads, tribal buildings, and critical infrastructure. Tribal nations are working hard to address the needs of their citizens and repair damages, but they need your assistance. If you would like to send monetary donations, supplies, or any other assistance, please reach out to the tribal contacts listed below.