COVID-19 in Indian Country
“Including advance appropriations for Indian health in the omnibus is a historic moment for Indian Country over a decade in the making,” said William Smith, Chairman of the National Indian Health Board.
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The National Congress of American Indians will hold its 2022 Executive Council Winter Session in fully virtual format. Register today!

“NCAI looks forward to continuing our work representing tribal governments and working with Alaska Native Corporations, tribal partners, and other allies to ensure that the United States meets its treaty obligations and its trust responsibilities to moving forward,” said President Fawn Sharp.
Fawn Sharp

The National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center is honored to host the 15th Annual Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum in an online, virtual setting.

The Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee Subcommittee on General Welfare Exclusion will host a virtual forum on August 26, 2020.

Despite widespread requests to extend the 2.5 GHz tribal priority filing window by 180 days, the Federal Communications Commission announced only a 30-day extension.

The National Congress of American Indians and the National Indian Education Association express deep concern regarding reopening plans for Bureau of Indian Education schools and the safety and health of all students, teachers, administrators, and community members.

Join the National Congress of American Indians and the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr. and Rainbow PUSH Coalition for a special town hall titled 'The Untold Story of America,' where we will discuss the true history of the nation from the American Indian and African American perspectives.

The National Congress of American Indians continues to believe that Congress intended for Title V CARES Act funding to be distributed to Indian tribal governments.

Join the National Congress of American Indians and tribal leaders for our upcoming forum on Protecting Tribal Lands and Sacred Places: Current Threats across Indian Country.

National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp and DJ Emcee One are co-hosting the Native Vote Taking Action in 2020 Virtual Rally at 6pm Eastern on May 28, 2020.

The webinar will begin with a briefing on the current voting landscape of Indian Country and feature information on the Native Vote Rally before moving to the latest updates on 2020 Census operations.

We’re looking to continue the momentum and kickoff this year’s election cycle strong by launching our Native Vote 2020 efforts with a high-energy and fun Native Vote Rally!

Learn the stories of how four tribal governments are using CARES Act funding to protect their communities and help them recover in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please join the National Congress of American Indians for a virtual town hall discussion with U.S. Census Bureau Tribal Affairs Coordinator Dee Alexander.

On May 20, 2020, five Indian Country organizations called for the resignation of Tara Sweeney as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs.

In the Native Village of Tetlin, there are 50 family households facing urgent needs.

Good Medicine Comedy will hold a fundraiser on May 22, 2020, to bring audiences some much-needed comedic relief all while raising money for tribal communities impacted by COVID-19.

On Monday, May 18, 2020, at 3:30 PM EDT the U.S. Department of the Treasury will join NAFOA and NCAI for a forum discussion on the Coronavirus Relief Fund.

On February 11, 2020, Tyler Fish of the Trump administration addressed the National Congress of American Indians. Here's what he said.