2012 Elections Represent Historic Opportunity for Bipartisan Leadership on Native American Policy
National Native Vote Recap Teleconference/Webinar Set for Thursday November 8, 2012
Washington, DC – The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is hailing the results of the 2012 election, including the re-election of President Barack Obama, as a historic moment for advancing the trust relationship between tribal nations and the federal government. NCAI, the nation’s leading American Indian and Alaska Native advocacy organization, called for leaders in Indian Country and in the United States government to seize this moment and advance the nation-to-nation relationship between tribes and the United States.
“NCAI welcomes a second term for President Obama and his administration; Native American policy advancements in his first term set the groundwork for historic opportunities to move Indian Country forward during his second term. We look forward to engaging with the President to achieve even greater things in the next four years,” said Jefferson Keel, President of NCAI. Keel also serves as the Lt. Governor of the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma.
“The opportunity for a historic bipartisan Native policy agenda is very real. Along with our federal partners in Congress and the Obama Administration, tribal nations are prepared to move forward immediately on legislation that works to free tribal economies, restore tribal lands, protect the Indian budget, improve homeland security and disaster response, protect our Native women, boost tribal energy projects, improve health care services, and strengthen educational opportunities for Native people.” concluded Keel.
The Impact of Native Vote on the 2012 Election
American Indian and Alaska Native voters participated in the 2012 election to weigh in on national, state, and local elections.
On Thursday November 8, NCAI will host a national Native Vote Election Recap teleconference/webinar to provide a comprehensive review of the impact of Native voters on elections and how the results in key national, state, and local elections will impact tribal sovereignty and Native policy.
Members of NCAI, the general public, and members of the media are invited to join the national teleconference/webinar.
Native Vote Election Recap Teleconference/Webinar
Date: Thursday November 8, 2012
Time: 2 p.m. eastern
About the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)
Founded in 1944, the National Congress of the American Indians (NCAI) 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.
NCAI Contact Information: Thom Wallace, Communications Director – firstname.lastname@example.org