Listening to the Voices of Children, Families, and Tribal Communities​

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Geri Wisner, JD

     Muscogee (Creek) Nation
PRESIDENT: Patrick Anderson, JD (not pictured)

     Tlingit/Aleut 
VICE PRESIDENT: Jeff Davis, JD

     Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa

TREASURER: Melisa Harris, BS

     Chickasaw
SECRETARY: Kathryn England-Aytes, EdD

     Cherokee Descendant

MEMBERS: 
Gina South, JD 

     Choctaw 
Matthew West (not pictured)

     Northern Ute 

Karonienhawi (Hawi) Thomas, MS

     Saint Regis Mohawk 

Dennis Johnson, MA (not pictured)

     Ponca 

Stephen Penuel, JD (not pictured)

     Muscogee/Cherokee 

Paul Steele, PhD






The Native American Children's Alliance (NACA) is a national, nonprofit organization consisting of Native American child abuse professionals and allied partners dedicated to end the epidemic of child abuse in Indian Country.

NACA was established in 1999 by a small group of Native American mothers who recognized a significant need for appropriate and comprehensive services for Indian children who were victims of abuse.

Since that time, NACA has assisted tribes with establishing child advocacy centers (CACs), developed a reputation for being the foremost trainer on child abuse matters in Indian Country and served to facilitate multi-jurisdictional collaborations and cooperative  agreements in spite of historical difficulties and  limited resources.

By listening to the voices of children,  families and tribal communities, NACA continues to serve and
assist Indian Country. 

​​NACA BOard 

Who We Are

Why We Exist

While child abuse and child sexual assault are pervasive crimes in communities across the United States, the rate of these violent crimes against children in Indian Country is extreme.*

NACA exists to ensure the children and families who are victims of violent crimes in Indian Country are afforded services, victims' rights, notifications, cultural considerations and justice.
NACA supports these efforts by providing multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary child abuse training to professionals from federal, state, local and tribal agencies, as well as community awareness and prevention tools.

* The Attorney General's advisory committee on American Indian and Alaska Native children exposed to violence.