United States Senator Tom Udall (NM) is confirmed to deliver the Congressional Response at the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) 16th Annual State of Indian Nations (SOIN) address on Monday, February 12, 2018, at the Newseum’s Knight Studio in Washington, D.C.
Senator Udall serves on the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee and advocates for the priority concerns of tribal nations and communities, including economic development, the federal government’s trust and treaty responsibilities, land management, and education and health programs.
Senator Udall’s Congressional Response will directly follow NCAI President Jefferson Keel’s SOIN address, which will outline the goals of Indian Country, opportunities for advancement by Native peoples, and the priorities for tribal nation’s government-to-government relationship with the United States.
Please refer to the full schedule below for more details:
2018 State of Indian Nations
Delivered by NCAI President Jefferson Keel
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
*Use the C Street Entrance
Monday, February 12, 2018
9:15 a.m. Media Registration and Setup
9:50 a.m. General Registration and Doors Open
10:15 a.m. Final Seating
10:20 a.m. Program Begins
10:30 a.m. State of Indian Nations
11:00 a.m. Congressional Response
11:15 a.m. Questions & Answer Session/Press Availability
11:30 a.m. Closing Remarks
About the State of Indian Nations:
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. For more information, visit http://www.ncai.org/about-ncai/state-of-indian-nations.
About The National Congress of American Indians:
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 and communities, 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. For more information visit www.ncai.org.