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NCAI to Open Embassy of Tribal Nations

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  • Rob Schmidt
    http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS208858+30-Oct-2009+PRN200910 30 Tribal Leaders From Across Indian Country to Gather in Washington to Open
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 1, 2009
      http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS208858+30-Oct-2009+PRN200910
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      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.

      (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090128/DC63608LOGO )

      "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
      Keel.

      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,
      amcmullin@...
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