NCAI White House Tribal Nations Summit Update

NCAI has posted additional details on their webpage to support tribal leaders in preparing for the 5th Annual White House Tribal Nations Summit.

National Tribal Leader Preparatory Call Details – October 29, 2013, 3pm EST

Tribal leaders are encouraged to join a national preparatory call to discuss top level messages and other details regarding the Summit. This call is scheduled for Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 3 – 4:30pm.

Participants can access the call using the following details:

  • Participants: (877)-350-7892
  • Conference ID: 92336244

Federal Speakers Confirmed for Preparatory Meeting 

NCAI and our partner organizations will be hosting a preparatory meeting on November 12 from 8am – 5pm at the Washington Plaza Hotel. The event will begin at 8am with a Tax Action Meeting, followed by the Tribal Leader Preparatory Meeting, and meetings with key federal officials. The full schedule has been posted including an updated list of invited and confirmed federal speakers. Updates will continue to be posted on the website as new information becomes available.

Additional Events – VAWA Consultation – November 14, 2013

The Department of Justice, Violence Against Women Government-to-Government Consultation 

will take place from 9am to 5pm on November 14 at the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Main Conference Room 3102, 810 Seventh Street, N.W., Washington, DC, 20001. Tribal leaders can find further details and register for the consultation at: Details are also included in the schedule for the week.

Other Reminders

RSVP Reminder

Each federally recognized tribe is invited by the White House to designate one representative to attend the Conference.  Please register as soon as possible to underscore the importance of this nation-to-nation meeting:

Tribal Leader Reception – November 12, 6:30-8:30pm

There will be a tribal leader reception at the National Museum of the American Indian from 6:30-8:30pm on November 12.

Hotel Information – Washington Plaza Hotel

Rooms can be reserved using NCAI’s room block at the Washington Plaza Hotel. Reservations can be made online or by calling 1-800-424-1140 and referencing the “NCAI White House Summit 2013” room block.

NCAI Contact Information: Peter Morris, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director –

Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization in the country. NCAI advocates on behalf of tribal governments, promoting strong tribal-federal government-to-government policies, and promoting a better understanding among the general public regarding American Indian and Alaska Native governments, people and rights.