When our ancestors faced challenges, they invested in the future. We invite you to join them today by becoming a member or making a contribution!

In November 1944, tribal leaders faced the terrible threat of the federal termination policy but they responded by making a tremendous sacrifice that would change the history of Indian Country. In spite of the cost, they traveled to Denver, Colorado to gather with other tribal leaders and establish the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI). They invested in the future, and our communities are still reaping the benefits of that investment today.

The success of NCAI’s work since that time is built on the foundation of the generosity and ingenuity of tribal leaders, tribal nations, foundations, businesses, Native citizens, and non-Native allies. We are deeply grateful for the investments of the following RNCI past and present partners:


  • San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
  • Mescalero Apache Nation
  • Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians
  • Morongo Band of Mission Indians
  • Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin
  • Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians
  • Pojoaque Pueblo
  • Picuris Pueblo 
  • All Pueblo Council of Governors


  • Novo Foundation
  • James Irvine Foundation
  • Foundation
  • Foundation
  •  Foundation


  • Los Angeles Culture Affairs Department 
  • LA County Arts Commission


  • Comcast NBCUniversal
  • CBS Corporation 
  • Walt Disney Company
  • HBO
  • ABC Television Group

Every contribution to RNCI is an investment in a stronger future for Indian Country and all American Indian & Indigenous peoples. We invite you to join these partners by becoming a member or making a contribution. We hope you will join us as we build a brighter future for Indian Country for generations to come.