EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Geri Wisner, JD
Muscogee (Creek) Nation
PRESIDENT: Patrick Anderson, JD (not pictured)
VICE PRESIDENT: Jeff Davis, JD
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa
TREASURER: Melisa Harris, BS
SECRETARY: Kathryn England-Aytes, EdD
Gina South, JD
Matthew West (not pictured)
Karonienhawi (Hawi) Thomas, MS
Saint Regis Mohawk
Dennis Johnson, MA (not pictured)
Stephen Penuel, JD (not pictured)
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.
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.