The National Indian and Native American Employment
and Training Conference (NINAETC), established in 1979 is the largest
and most representative national Indian and Native American employment
and training association. NINAETC serves the needs of a broad membership
of Indian and Native American tribal governments, consortia, and
is organized as a representative voice of consensus on national
employment and training issues. Our main purposes are to:
Gather and share information with individuals
and organizations who are involved with Indian and Native American
employment and training programs at an annual conference;
Recognize the accomplishments of our programs
and individuals who have benefited from the numerous employment
and training opportunities provided through the Native American
workforce development programs; and
Provide a forum for the members to deliberate
issues of pressing concern to Native American workforce development
programs and develop strategies to attain the goals of our
broad-based membership and communities.
The NINAETC currently enjoys
a valued partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, Division
of Indian and Native American Programs. Our partnership principles
and activities are:
A shared vision of the goals of the
A partnership to promote the common welfare
and enhance the quality of life of Indian and Native people
in their communities.
A commitment to preserve and protect the goals
consistent with the policy of self-determination.
A commitment to promote a better understanding
among the general public regarding Indian and Native American
governments, people and rights.
A commitment by both parties to bring something
of value to the relationship.