A national Native American non-profit organization, the Native American Fish & Wildlife Society, serves as a communication medium for self-determined Native American fish and wildlife managers.

We serve as a communication network between tribal, federal, and state fish and wildlife management entities.

37th NAFWS National Conference

A communication network organization, the NAFWS hosts a national conference each year. The Society is divided into seven regional areas in the U.S., which includes the Pacific, Great Plains, Great Lakes, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, and Alaska Regions. Each year, one of these regions on a rotating basis will host (with a tribe) from that region a national conference.

Who Attends the National Conference

The conference is an opportunity for tribal natural resource managers, technicians, conservation law officers, government agencies, and many others, to receive training, network, share information, and discuss current technical information and legislative initiatives.


The 2019 NAFWS National Conference is planned to be May 20-23, 2019 and will be sponsored by the NAFWS Southwest Region and will be hosted by the Gila River Indian Community. The conference will be held at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Phoenix AZ. It is located less than 15 miles from the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

We invite presenters, keynote speakers, volunteers, sponsors, co-sponsors, trade show exhibitors (corporate, government, tribal natural resource programs, NGOs, and tribal businesses). 

2019 NAFWS National Conference Announcement, Hotel Registration 2019 National Conference Call for Papers
2019 National Awards Policy 2019 Call for Awards Nominations
National Conference Registration Form 2019 National Conference Vendor/Exhibitor Application
National Conference Tentative Agenda Posted 4/4 Agenda Workshop on Climate Change
Workshop on Feral Horse Management to be held on May 20  

Event Properties

Event Date 05-20-2019
We are no longer accepting registration for this event