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Lawsuit against National Congress of American Indians set for first hearing


October 21, 2022

A lawsuit against the National Congress of American Indians is finally getting its first hearing, some six months after it was filed.

Dante Desiderio filed a complaint in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia on June 24 after being suspended as chief executive officer of NCAI earlier in the month. He is accusing his former employer of “race-based” discrimination in connection with his placement of two non-Indians in high-ranking positions at the nation’s largest inter-tribal advocacy organization.

NCAI attempted to remove the case to the federal system — a request that was eventually denied. Due to the potential transfer, the Superior Court canceled an initial scheduling conference that was supposed to take place in late September, leaving the legal dispute on hold temporarily.


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