NCAI President Jefferson Keel to Deliver 9th Annual State of Indian Nations Address Friday, January 29, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON—January 21, 2010—The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) President Jefferson Keel will deliver the 9th annual State of Indian Nations address on Friday, January 29, 2010 from the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The speech will coincide with the release of President Barack Obama’s budget.

Themes will include: Indian Country’s priorities for the 111th Congress and the Obama Administration; economic development; jobs for Native Americans; and the roles for tribal governments in our economy and society.

WHO:  NCAI President Jefferson Keel

WHAT:  State of Indian Nations Address

WHEN:  Friday, January 29, 2010, 9:30 a.m. EST

WHERE:  National Press Club – Ballroom
14th & F Streets, NW, Washington, D.C.
(map & parking)

The speech will also be broadcast live at We advise that you log on to the site at least five minutes before the scheduled address. It will also be carried on a number of Native radio stations. Please check your local listings. A mult box will be available for members of the press.

For more information or to RSVP contact Annarae Steele at 202-466-7767 or

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