The California Valley Miwok Tribe (CVMT) received an email from the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) in regards to the upcoming 13th annual State of Indian Nations to be held on January 22, 2015 in Washington, DC.

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.

On Thursday, January 22, 2015, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) President Cladoosby will deliver the 13th annual State of Indian Nations to members of Congress, government officials, tribal leaders and citizens, and the American public. Delivered during the week that the President of the United States delivers the State of the Union, the State of Indian Nations is a speech that shares the positive and future-oriented vision of tribal nations. 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.

The speech will be delivered to a live studio audience in Washington, DC on January 22 at 1pm, Eastern. While all tickets for the studio audience have been claimed, there is still viewing at the Newseum on a 40 foot screen and NCAI encourages those who are interested to put their name on the wait list. The event is also broadcast via live-stream and media partners across the nation and around the globe to policymakers, citizens, and students. NCAI invites tribes, schools, colleges, organizations, and community groups around the nation to host watch parties. All those registered by January 20 will receive a toolkit to plan and market their event and entered to win a “watch party prize pack.”

2015 State of Indian Nations – Event Details
Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 Time: 1:00 pm (EST)
12:50 PM: Invocation
1:00 PM: State of Indian Nations
1:30 PM: Congressional Response
1:45 PM: Question & Answer Session
2:00 PM: Closing Remarks

NCAI Contact Information: Sarah Beccio, Communications Associate, sbeccio@ncai.org
National Congress of American Indians, Embassy of Tribal Nations 1516 P Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005