NCAI President Joe A. Garcia to Deliver 8th Annual State of Indian Nations Address Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009 in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON , Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) President Joe A. Garcia will deliver the 8th annual State of Indian Nations address on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009 from the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The speech will coincide with the release of President Barack Obama's budget.

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Themes will include: Indian Country's priorities for the Obama Administration and the 111th Congress; economic development; health care; the protection of American Indian tribal sovereignty; homeland security; and the many other issues currently facing Indian nations.

WHO: NCAI President Joe A. Garcia

WHAT: State of Indian Nations Address

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009 , 12:00 p.m. EST

WHERE: Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian -- Rasmuson Theater, 4th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C.

The speech will also be broadcast live at www.ncai.org. We advise that you log on to the site at least five minutes before the scheduled address. It will also be carried on a number of Native radio stations. Please check your local listings. A mult box will be available for members of the press.

For more information or to RSVP contact April Hale at 202-466-7767 or ahale@ncai.org.

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.

SOURCE National Congress of American Indians



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