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.
National Indian and Native American Employment and Training - WIOA 166 / Public Law 102-477
In 2015, the NINAETC joined forces with the Public Law 102-477 Tribal Work Group. PU 102-477 is the "Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992." This law authorizes the integration of employment, training, and related services provided by Indian tribal governments. The annual event now provides training for both grantees who are funded under Section 166 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and the Public Law 102-477 Act.
The NINAETC currently enjoys
a valued partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, Division
of Indian and Native American Programs and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Division of Workforce Devlopment. 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.