The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) established its Policy Research Center in 2003 as a national tribal research and policy center to focus on research and data to support and inform the policy development efforts of tribal leaders, tribal organizations, Congress, the Administration and other policy institutions serving tribal communities. 

As of 2022, the NCAI Policy Research Center is joining the NCAI Sovereignty Institute. Read the press release here


The mission of the NCAI Policy Research Center is to:
Lead, conduct, and translate high quality policy research and data to improve outcomes for Indian Country.