Jacqueline Pata

Jacqueline Pata is executive director of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the oldest tribal government organization in the United States. She previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Native American Programs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development where she worked to provide affordable housing for Native Americans.

Pata is a member of the Raven/Sockeye clan of the Tlingit (KLING-get) Tribe and the Central Council of the Tlingit-Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.

Executive Director, National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)

Areas of Expertise: Native American Issues, Tribal Government, Homeownership & Housing Policy

Location: Washington, DC

Contact Information:

For interviews and media opportunities, please contact Thom Wallace, the NCAI Communications Director:

Office: (202) 466-7767 ext.207

Mobile: (202) 630-1094

Email: twallace@ncai.org

Jacqueline’s Email: jpata@ncai.org

Twitter: @NCAI1944 

Heard on NPR: For a complete list, click here.

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