Registration for our biennial American Indian Elders Conference requires membership. Pricing is based on your membership type, which is also available for purchase online or by mail. You must apply for or renew your membership before registering for the conference. NICOA’s membership is effective through December 31, 2021.
Determine your membership type:
Qualifying as a voting member is the most cost-effective way to come to NICOA’s conference. A voting member can be any American Indian or Alaska Native elder age 55 or older from a federally recognized tribe. NICOA members must be enrolled members of an American Indian tribe with a Certificate Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB), band or combination of tribes and bands, recognized by the U.S. Department of the Interior. If you want to vote in your caucus session, you must be a registered voting member of NICOA. Click here to read more about the benefits of membership.
If you are renewing your membership and have sent us your CDIB before, we have it on file and will let you know if we need a copy. If you have not sent us your CDIB, write in your tribe’s name, your CDIB number, expiration date and date of birth, in addition to the card. If you do not have a copy of your CDIB card, have a tribal official fill out the section and provide a signature and phone number.
Once NICOA receives your payment you will receive your membership card in the mail. Keep this card in a safe place and bring it with you to NICOA’s conference. You may win a prize.
NICOA also has non-voting memberships for individuals who do not meet these requirements. Non-voting associate members include American Indians or Alaska Natives under the age of 55 and non-Indians of all ages. All elders are encouraged to join to have their voices heard.
An associate member is anyone who doesn’t qualify as a voting member (anyone who is not a tribal member and/or under age 55). An organization associate member is anyone who is representing an organization, government agency, tribe, nonprofit, etc. An associate member can be from any organization that wishes to have a representative at the conference.
If you are a Title VI Attendee and not a voting member of NICOA, you do not pay a membership fee but must provide proof of registration with the Title VI conference by submitting proof of last year’s registration, a letter from a supervisor or Title VI director. If you are a Title V Attendee, you do not pay a membership fee but must be provide proof of attendance at the Senior Community Service Employment Program Training Sessions.
Caregivers do not pay a membership fee but must provide the name of the elder accompanying them, and the elder must provide the name of their caregiver. High school and college students do not pay a membership fee but must show proof of student ID.
The online pricing is 5 percent higher than the regular pricing because there is a credit card processing fee added to all credit cards. No cash will be accepted. NICOA will accept checks by mail or in person.
There are no refunds for membership dues and they cannot be transferred as they are individual memberships. For questions or to request an invoice, email us or call (505) 292-2001.