National Congress of American Indians Elect Governor Stephen Roe Lewis as Recording Secretary in Special Election

Published on Feb 02, 2022

On Wednesday, February 2, 2022, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Executive Committee held a special election and elected Stephen Roe Lewis, Governor of the Gila River Indian Community, to fill a vacancy for the position of Recording Secretary. NCAI’s Executive Committee is composed of four Administrative Board Officers, and Regional Vice-Presidents and Alternates from each of the 12 NCAI regions.

Recording Secretary Lewis, after being sworn in to serve his first term as an Administrative Board Officer, said he looked forward to his new role with NCAI.

“I am honored to be elected to serve as Secretary of the National Congress of American Indians,” said Recording Secretary Lewis. “NCAI holds a special place for me as the history of NCAI is intertwined with our growth as Tribal Nations and as tribal leaders. I look forward to working with Tribal Nations across Indian Country to find ways to unify and strengthen our collective voice in ways that elevate our relationship with our federal partners. After watching NCAI’s recent growth and rebuilding, I decided that I wanted to be part of this strong and committed board and know that, by working together, we will advance tribal sovereignty and usher in a new era of self-determination.”

About the National Congress of American Indians:
Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization in the United States. NCAI advocates on behalf of tribal governments and communities, promoting strong tribal-federal government-to-government policies. NCAI promotes an understanding among the general public regarding American Indian and Alaska Native governments, people, and rights. For more information, visit

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