For the first time in NCAI history, a leader from the Army Corps of Engineers addressed the gathering. Major General Donald “Ed” Jackson, Commander General of the Corps, gave an overview of the Corps role in infrastructure projects.
Mary Annette Pember
Phoenix, AZ — On Sunday, October 9, the Washington D.C...
Mary Annette Pember
Sovereignty, prosperity and unity—these themes and more emerged as National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) President Brian Cladoosby recognized Phoenix as an especially fittin...
Mary Annette Pember
Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault II vowed to continue fighting the Dakota Access oil pipeline (DAPL) after a three-judge panel on Sunday October 9 denied the tribe’s ...
AIM Song - NoDAPl Rally WHTNC - Photo Vincent Schilling
Vincent Schilling
Last week, water protectors gathered in Washington D.C., outside of where the White House Tribal Nations conference was held, in support of #NoDAPL ...
Standing Rock Chairman Archambault - Photo: Vincent Schilling
Vincent Schilling
Last week in Washington D.C, after the White House Tribal Nations Conference, leaders from several Sioux Nations, including Chairman David Archambault II from Standing Rock, Chairm...
#NoDAPL Rally - Vice President of Tribal Council Lloyd Pikok from the Point Lay Village - Photo: Vincent Schilling
Vincent Schilling
Last week in Washington D.C. water protectors in support of #NoDAPL gathered outside where the White House Tribal Nations conference was being held to voice their thoughts...
From the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) to the prayer camps, reaction streamed in after the Obama administration stepped in to temporarily halt construction on the po...
Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewell catches up with Acting Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Larry Roberts at the National Congress of American Indian’s mid-year convention in Spokane in June.
Kara Briggs
Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewell, who in her three-and-a-half years in office has visited tribes across the U.S., urged leaders at the National Congress of American India...
Brian Cladoosby

Last week, Judge Daniel L. Hovland of the United States District Court for North Dakota issued a preliminary injunction against North Dakota’s strict voter identification-card law, which made it difficult and sometimes impossible for some Native Americans on rural reservations to cast ballots....

Mark Trahant
TRAHANT REPORTS —In the news business, this would be a man bites dog story. That’s the idea that a narrative framework is the opposite of what’s supposed to be...