NCAI President Brian Cladoosby at last year’s State of Indian Nations address. Native News Online photo by Levi Rickert
Published January 14, 2016
WASHINGTON – Each year, the President of the National Congress of American Indians presents the State of Indian Nations address to members of Congress, government officials, tribal leaders and citizens, and the American public. The speech outlines the goals of tribal leaders, the opportunities for success and advancement of Native peoples, and priorities to advance our nation-to-nation relationship with the United States.
NCAI President Brian Cladoosby will deliver the State of Indian Nations live from the Knight Studios at the Newseum in Washington, DC., today, Thursday at 10:30 a.m. – EST. The State of Indian Nations address will be broadcast via livestream.
Brian Cladoosby serves as the 21st President of NCAI. In October 2013 at NCAI’s 71st Annual Convention, he was elected to serve his first term as President of the organization. He is currently the President of the Association of Washington Tribes and has previously served as an Area Vice President on the NCAI Board. Brian Cladoosby has served on the Swinomish Indian Senate, the governing body of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, since 1985. He has served as the Chairman of the Swinomish Indian Senate since 1997.
2016 State of Indian Nations address
Delivered by President Brian Cladoosby
Thursday, January 14th
10:30am – State of Indian Nations
11:00am – Congressional Response
11:15am – Question & Answer Session
11:45am – Closing Remarks