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NCAI meets for midyear session in Michigan


The National Congress of American Indians is holding its 2006 midyear conference in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

The theme of the conference is "Not Our Borders: Culture & Commerce in the Era of Homeland Security." Tribal leaders plan to focus on border issues, economic development and international self-determination

"Meeting in Sault Ste. Marie is a solid reminder to us as leaders that border issues are of top concern to us as a people and that we must work together and with the U.S. and Canadian governments to ensure border policies and accords reflect the priorities of Native communities," said Joe Garcia, the president of NCAI.

New Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne is making his first appearance at NCAI. He is scheduled to speak today.

The conference is being held at Kewadin Casinos Hotel & Convention Center, owned by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

For more information visit http://www.ncai.org/Mid_Year_Session_2006.178.0.html

Get the Story:
NCAI conference and trade show coming to the Sault (Sault Tribe 6/15)

Relevant Links:
National Congress of American Indians - http://www.ncai.org

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