Third Annual State Of Indian Nations Address
The Third Annual State of Indian Nations Address to be delivered by the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) on Feb. 3rd in Washington, D.C.
Tex G. Hall, President of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) - the nation's oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization - will deliver the third annual State of Indian Nations Address on February 3rd at Noon at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. (In case you forget, and I do all the time, when it is noon in D.C. its is 9 a.m. in L.A.
The address will take stock of the state of American Indian and Alaska Native nations in the U.S., relaying to the President, Congress, and the general public a comprehensive, contemporary picture of the challenges and opportunities before today's American Indian and Alaska Native nations.
The 2005 State of Indian Nations Address will focus on a theme of promoting strong tribal self-governance and developing healthy economies for tribal communities.
These remarks will advance concrete examples of the impacts of tribal governance on key areas of economic development, education, health care, infrastructure, homeland security, law enforcement, and offer solutions for addressing the core quality of life issues tribes are facing in their communities today.
Hall said self-governance is the key to continuing the economic strides made by tribal governments in the last ten years. A recent report from the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development at the Kennedy School of Government shows a decade of positive change in Indian Country, from better income wages to better housing, but Hall said, "There are still huge strides to make in order to bridge the socio-economic gap with mainstream America. With the proper tools and resources, we can truly raise the standard of living for our tribal nations."
The 2005 State of Indian Nations address can also be heard live from the NCAI website -- www.ncai.org.
Founded in 1944, NCAI advocates for more than 250 tribal governments with the federal government and Congress, promoting strong tribal-federal "government-to-government" policies and promoting a better understanding among the general public regarding American Indian and Alaska Native people and their governments.
For more information about NCAI, visit www.ncai.org.
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