The National Congress of American Indians Annual Convention Underway in Milwaukee

Veterans at the opening general session at NCAI’s 47th Annual Convention & Marketplace on Monday afternoon. Native News Online photos by Levi Rickert

Published October 17, 2017

MILWAUKEE – About 2,000 American Indian leaders are in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this week to attend the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) 74th Annual Convention & Marketplace.

The annual convention tribal leaders and other NCAI members from across Indian Country the opportunity to come together to engage in dialogue about the most pressing issues facing tribal communities, advance key priorities of mutual concern through NCAI’s consensus-based resolutions process, and cast votes for the oganization’s executive officer positions.

Native youth attend convention from tribes throughout Indian Country.

Featuring the theme “We Are Strong Nations,” the Annual Convention will uplift and share the
many stories of tribal governance success being authored by tribal nations across the United
States, affirming that upholding treaty and trust obligations and tribal sovereignty is the only
successful, proven policy for Native peoples.

The Annual Convention also will feature a robust mix of cultural events, receptions, and NCAI’s
heavily visited Tradeshow & Marketplace. The convention concludes on Friday.

Attenees register on Monday morning.

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