NCAI to Open Embassy of Tribal Nations
Tribal Leaders From Across Indian Country to Gather in Washington to Open
Embassy of Tribal Nations
Historic Opening in Conjunction with White House Tribal Nations Summit
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tribal representatives from
all corners of Indian Country will be joined by international dignitaries,
Members of Congress, Administration officials and tribal supporters to
officially open the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Embassy of
Tribal Nations in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Nov. 3. The opening will
include traditional Native American cultural presentations.
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"For the first time since settlement, tribal nations will have a permanent
home in Washington, D.C. where they can more effectively assert their
sovereign status and facilitate a much stronger nation-to-nation
relationship with the federal government," said NCAI President Jefferson
The historic opening coincides with the 1st Annual Obama Administration's
Tribal Nations Conference set for Thursday, Nov. 5 at the U.S. Department of
the Interior. The Administration invited one representative from every
federally recognized tribe in the U.S. to attend the conference.
WHO: Tribal Leaders, International Dignitaries, Supporters of Indian Country
WHAT: Embassy of Tribal Nations Gala Open House
WHEN: Tuesday, November 3, 2009--2:00-8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Embassy of Tribal Nations 1516 P Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20005
We do expect remarks from Members of Congress as well as remarks from tribal
leaders. Remarks will depend on timing of arrivals. Press is encouraged to
be present for opening remarks and speeches (approximately 2:30-4:00 p.m.).
Please RSVP to Adam McMullin at amcmullin@.... Members of the press
must sign in and receive press badges upon arrival.
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.
SOURCE National Congress of American Indians
Adam McMullin of the National Congress of American Indians, +1-202-422-8416,