About NAFWS

About NAFWS

The Native American Fish & Wildlife Society (NAFWS) is a national tribal organization established informally during the early 1980's. NAFWS was incorporated in 1983 to develop a national communications network for the exchange of information and management techniques related to self-determined tribal fish and wildlife management.

Purpose and Mission

As a non-profit organization, the Society's mission is to assist Native American and Alaska Native Tribes with the conservation, protection, and enhancement of their fish and wildlife resources.

As a 501(c)(3) public charitable non-profit Colorado corporation, all contributions are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.

The Society’s purposes are charitable, educational, scientific and cultural, as well as the following:

» To assist in the facilitation and coordination of inter-tribal communication in regards to fish and wildlife matters, including issues with treaty rights, court cases related to fish and wildlife, and hunting and fishing regulations.

» To protect, preserve and conserve the wise use and management of tribal fish, wildlife, and recreation resources.

» To educate Native Americans involved in fish and wildlife management, policy decision makers, community members and others similarly dedicated to tribal natural resource management, of the best management practices.

» To provide administrative support, expertise and advice to tribal governments, relating to tribal fish, wildlife and recreation resources.

» To improve the general welfare of tribal people through educational, charitable, as well as fish and wildlife enhancement activities.

» To provide professional publications and promotional activities for disseminating information about Native American fish and wildlife resources to members, organizations, public officials, and the general public.

Latest Annual Reports

2020 NAFWS Annual Report

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2019 NAFWS Annual Report

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2018 NAFWS Annual Report

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200 + Tribes and Growing


Pacific Southwest Alaska Great Plains South East Great Lakes North East

NAFWS is proud to partner with Tribes from across our 7 regions that are working diligently to prioritize the importance of land and wildlife management on their lands.

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As a member, we share with you information on legislative, bio-technical, economic, legal, fiscal, and enforcement programs to help form a progressive agenda of tribal management pursuits.

HERE’S WHAT YOU GET:

  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Native American fish and wildlife management updates
  • Email news and updates
  • A NAFWS Mask

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In Recognition of Their Support

Native American Fish and Wildlife Society would like to thank those organizations that provided us with support over the years. With them we grew an effective national communications network for the exchange of information and management techniques related to self-determined tribal fish and wildlife management.

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