In Brian Cladoosby’s term as president of the National Congress of American Indians, the organization has worked to end the era of harmful Native American mascots; partnered with other agencies and organizations on programs to give Native youth a stronger voice on issues their generation faces; worked with the Obama administration to implement key Native Nations provisions of the Violence Against Women Act; and advocated for climate change initiatives, improved emergency management, international indigenous rights, land restoration, natural resources protection, trust modernization, tax parity for Native Nations, voting rights, and better access to health care, housing, telecommunications, and transportation.
...Cladoosby, chairman of the Swinomish Tribe, is seeking a second term as NCAI president. He made the announcement to NCAI delegates during the organization’s mid-year meeting in St. Paul, Minnesota July 6. The election will be in October in San Diego, during the NCAI’s 72nd annual convention.
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