WASHINGTON, D.C. - The largest inter-tribal advocacy organization in the United States is forging ahead with a new executive as tribes continue to confront challenges to their sovereignty.
Larry Wright Jr., a former chairman of the Ponca Tribe, is now serving as the Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians. His position was announced by the organization on Monday.
"NCAI is excited to welcome and congratulate Larry Wright, Jr. in his new role within the organization," President Fawn Sharp said in a news release. "He is a familiar face to many after having served as Chairman of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska for more than a decade and serving as a board member of several tribal organizations across the country-including NCAI."