First General Assembly starts now! Follow along today as we live-tweet highlights from leaders and partners coming together to address issues critical to #IndianCountry. Join in on the conversation by using the hashtag #NCAIMY2021.

4:08 PM · Jun 22, 2021

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Senator @LisaMurkowski reaffirmed Alaska’s commitment to championing the government-to-government relationship with Tribal Nations. #NCAIMY2021
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Congressman @RepDonYoung addresses the priorities moving forward in Congress, as we begin to bridge the gap and meet the challenges of the widespread underfunding issues in Indian Country: “Let’s just get it together, and get it done.”
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Next, attendees hear from NCAI Resolutions Committee Co-Chairs Leslie Wheelock and W. Ron Allen about the rules of the convention and resolutions process. #NCAIMY2021
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During the #NCAIMY2021 President’s Report, NCAI @PresFawnSharp says, “As we meet these challenges ahead, there is no doubt that the great trust of Indian Country has proven itself, time and time again.”
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@PresFawnSharp asked the attendees in the First General Assembly to join her in a moment of silence for the Native children lost to boarding schools. #NCAIMY2021
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“This year’s agenda evokes NCAI’s enduring charge, coming together to act as one to speak our truth and purpose to the U.S. Government about our nation-to-nation relationship and what our communities need to flourish.” -@PresFawnSharp at #NCAIMY2021
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“Tribal Nations need an equal seat at the decision-making table, for we know better than anyone how to nurture Mother Earth, we have been doing it since time immemorial.” @PresFawnSharp on #ClimateChange at #NCAIMY2021.
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.@PresFawnSharp commended the strength of the #NativeVote in the 2020 Election and called for #IndianCountry to hold elected officials and the federal government to their trust and treaty obligations. #NCAIMY2021
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“We’re going through a period of history that future generations will look back on as extraordinary,” says NCAI CEO Dante Desiderio on the legislative wins and historic inclusion of tribal governments in discretionary funding during his first Chief Executive Officer’s Report.
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“Healing can only begin when the truth is allowed to breathe.” NCAI CEO Dante Desiderio on the need for a “truth and healing” commission for Native American boarding schools. #NCAIMY2021
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Professor Kristen Carpenter of @ColoLaw gives a NARF-CU Law update on their project to implement the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the U.S.
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Dr. Yvette Roubideaux, VP of Research and Director of @NCAIPRC, provided COVID-19 data updates in tribal communities during #NCAIMY2021. Check @NCAI1944’s social media channels for weekly COVID-19 updates!
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Dr. Ian Record, NCAI Vice President of Tribal Governance and Special Projects, provided an update on the development of an NCAI toolkit to inform strategic decision-making on building tribal economies. #NCAIMY2021
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“Now, more than ever we want to work together with you in confronting this greatest crisis we will ever face— which is climate change,” said @SecGranholm speaking to tribal leaders about critical priorities for @ENERGY at #NCAIMY2021.
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When addressing the First General Assembly at #NCAIMY2021, @SecretaryPete spoke about empowering tribal self-governance and ensuring that Tribal Nations have greater input when it comes to @USDOT’s priorities and decisions moving forward.
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HAPPENING NOW: @SecDebHaaland announces the first steps @Interior will take to reconcile the troubled legacy of the federal government’s Indian boarding school policies. #NCAIMY2021
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“Before we can heal, we must uncover and understand all of the facts about what happened.” Bryan Newland, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of @Interior, on the newly announced Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative. #NCAIMY2021
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Anthony Morgan Rodman, Executive Director of the White House Council of Native American Affairs, discussed the importance of creating long-standing positive change in federal service for all of Indian Country. #NCAIMY2021
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A great First General Assembly at #NCAIMY2021! We look forward to hearing from @NCAIPRC for the 16th Annual Tribal Leaders/Scholar Forum tomorrow during the Second General Assembly. See you tomorrow! Register here: bit.ly/ncaimy2021
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