The National Congress of American Indians is a union of tribal governments that was created to secure concensus among its member tribes and to present that concensus to the public, the US Congress, Executive and, at times, the judiciary. The member tribes of the organization join of their own volition and are authorized by their respective tribal govements to join the organization and pay its dues. The President of NCAI does not speak for Indian Country nor does he or she pretend to. His address and his statements are expression of that concensus, and his own voice as one who has gained his position by a democratic process among the members of the organization. So, Professor Nuke em, cheer up, put a smile on that sour puss glaring out of your picture box.
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 15:26