1944 - National Congress of American Indians (NCAI). About 100 Indian people met to create the nation’s first large-scale national organization designed to monitor federal policies. Today, over 250 member tribes throughout the US work to secure for Indian Peoples the rights and benefits to which they are entitled; to enlighten the public toward the better understanding of Indian people; to preserve rights under Indian treaties or agreements with the United States; and to promote the common welfare of the American Indians and Alaska Natives.




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