National Congress of American Indians put Exec. Director on administrative leave

Jacqueline Pata, center, speaks at a meeting at the NCAI. The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Executive Committee announced Saturday evening that NCAI Executive Director Jacqueline Pata has been placed on administrative leave pending the completion of a review by an ad hoc committee Photo: NCAI Flickr

NCAI Executive Director Jacqueline Pata has been placed on administrative leave pending review by an ad hoc committee

October 20, 2018
National Congress of American Indians Executive Board Place Executive Director on Administrative Leave

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Executive Committee announced Saturday evening that NCAI Executive Director Jacqueline Pata has been placed on administrative leave pending the completion of a review by an ad hoc committee composed of tribal leaders who serve on the Executive Committee.

The NCAI Executive Committee established the ad hoc committee to review how allegations of staff misconduct have been addressed previously by the organization.

A team of NCAI senior leadership staff have been appointed by the Administrative Officers to lead NCAI while the ad hoc committee review is in process.

Senior Advisor Virginia Davis
General Counsel Derrick Beetso
Policy Research Center Director Yvette Roubideaux

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twallacehardcastle
twallacehardcastle

I sure hope the "ad hoc" committee has qualified people who can neutrally investigate the organization's handling of the complaints! I was hoping they'd spend some of that sponsorship money from Wells Fargo to hire an independent firm who specializes in sexual harassment complaints!

JackBilly71TL
JackBilly71TL

Not surprising - the actions taken especially to the surprising, overwhelming "PUBLIC" demand in NCAI needing to take "action".