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READ NCAI President Mark Macarro's State of Indian Nations Address

WASHINGTON - National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) President Mark Macarro, who also serves as the chairman of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians located in Temecula, California, gave his first State of Indian Nations address before a live audience at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C. on Monday.

The purpose of the annual address is to provide an update on the issues important to Indian Country and a vision for the upcoming year.

On Monday, Macarro announced three actions NCAI will concentrate on during 2024.

NCAI will host a National Public Safety and Justice Summit to address the shortage of tribal police on tribal lands. Additionally, the summit will address the opioid crisis prevalent throughout Indian Country.

Formation of a task force within NCAI that will focus on the integrity of our tribal membership and foster education and healing. This is a reaction to a failed resolution at last fall's annual NCAI convention that sought to diminish the role of state-recognized tribes within the NCAI.

NCAI will convene a Native Vote roundtable to ensure Indian Country's voting voice is amplified and Native American access to the ballot is ensured.


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