The Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Workforce Investment
Act (WIA) Section 166 program grantees have a unique historical
relationship as sovereign tribal nations within a nation, and
share a vision of serving dramatically growing communities
within a context that embraces the traditional cultural values,
beliefs and ways of our people.
For this fundamental reason, it is our shared vision that
the WIA, Section 166 program be administered in a consistent
manner conducive to the traditional cultural values, beliefs
and ways of the people it is designed to serve.
In order that our shared vision results in policies
that respect and honor our partnership at all
levels within the Department of Labor, which
includes an established policy committed
to Indian self-determination that can be fulfilled
in a meaningful and measurable way, we pursue
government to government relations to collaborate
with the Department of Labor.
As members of sovereign tribal nations, we view the ultimate
outcome of our programs as the improvement of the economic well-being
of all Native People and the economic and social advancement
of all Native Communities.