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NCAI holding annual winter session in DC this week

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) kicks off its annual winter session today in Washington, D.C. Following are highlights of the three-day meeting.

11 a.m. - Press announcement on partnership with National American Indian Housing Council to promote homeownership.
1:00 p.m. - Call to Order
1:30 p.m. - Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta
2:30 p.m. - Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.)
3:00 p.m. - Sen.Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii)
3:30 p.m. - Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Ariz.)

9:00 a.m. - Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.)
10:00 a.m. - Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.)
10:30 a.m. - White House update with Jennifer Farley
11:00 a.m. - David Anderson, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
1:10 p.m. - Rep .Dale Kildee (D-Mich.)
1:30 p.m. - Sen. Ben Nighthorse-Campbell (R-Colo.)
2:00 p.m. - Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
2:30 pm. - 4:00 p.m. - Issues Update: Trust Reorganization, Native Vote 2004, etc.
7:00 p.m. - Annual Leadership Awards Banquet

9:00 a.m. - Rep. Nick J. Rahall II (D-W.Va.)
9:30 a.m. - Rep. Richard Pombo (R-Calif.)
10:20 a.m. - Rep. Frank Pallone (D-New Jersey)
12:00 p.m. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)

For more information and update, visit the NCAI website at