Mission and Vision

NCAI leadership launched the Policy Research Center (PRC) in 2003 to pioneer a national tribal research center that would serve as a think tank focused on issues facing tribal communities. Guided by a diverse and distinguished advisory council, the PRC works with our partners to provide the tools necessary to inform public policy debates with meaningful information. Our work is focused on shifting the discourse in Native policy from a problem-focused approach to truly proactive, future-thinking strategy development.

The mission of the PRC is to

Provide tribal leaders with the best available knowledge to make strategically proactive policy decisions in a framework of Native wisdom that positively impact the future of Native peoples.

The vision is

Supporting Indian Country in shaping its own future.

To learn more

Read about our core values and guiding principles.