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NCAI ready to descend on Tulsa for annual meet

The National Congress of American Indians is getting ready to hold its 62nd annual conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The conference runs from October 30 through November 4. Nearly 3,000 tribal leaders and tribal members are expected to attend NCAI's first meeting in Oklahoma in almost 10 years [Conference Info].

Delegates will hear from a number of state, local and federal officials. Several key members of Congress are also on the agenda.

But the biggest event of the week is probably the NCAI election. Up for grabs are seats for president, first vice-president and secretary.

In the running for president are Harold Frazier; the chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Joe Garcia, the governor of San Juan Pueblo from New Mexico; Jim Gray, the chief of the Osage Nation of Oklahoma. The Native American Times offer a brief profile of each candidate.

Along with conference, a golf tournamnet, powwow and Halloween Dance are taking place. More information can be found at

Get the Story:
The three men that seek to lead the NCAI (The Native American Times 10/26)

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