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“In order to secure to ourselves and our descendants the rights and benefits the traditional laws of our people to which we are entitled to as sovereign nations” – from the Preamble to the Constitution of the National Congress of American Indians – Denver, Colorado – 1944

Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities.

For nearly eight decades since its founding, NCAI has remained true to the original purpose of the organization: to be the unified voice of tribal nations. Founded in response to the emerging threat of termination, the founding members stressed the need for unity and cooperation among tribal governments and people for the security and protection of treaty and sovereign rights.

To this day, protecting these inherent and legal rights remains the primary focus of NCAI, with a mission to:

  • Protect and enhance treaty and sovereign rights.
  • Secure our traditional laws, cultures, and ways of life for our descendants.
  • Promote a common understanding of the rightful place of tribes in the family of American governments.
  • Improve the quality of life for Native communities and peoples. 

NCAI is as committed as ever to meet news challenges head on while still staying true to these original principles.  As a result of your contribution NCAI will be more able to deliver on the promise of our founders, to protect and enhance Indian Country for another seven generations.

Other Ways to Give: CFC Campaign

If you are a federal civilian, postal or military donor,
you may consider contributing to NCAI
through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC # 10110).