2022 Southwest Regional Conference


After August 20, 2022, register in person at the registration desk.

Want a discount? Become a member by purchasing Individual Membership or Member Tribe Membership!
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2022 Southwest Regional Conference

August 22-25, 2022
Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM

The 2022 Southwest Regional Conference will be held in Santa Ana Pueblo, NM on August 22-25, 2022 at the Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel in Santa Ana Pueblo, NM. The theme of this year’s conference is One Life, One World, One Sky, Learning from Mother Nature and Accepting Her Teachings.



NAFWS 2022 Southwest Regional Conference Agenda

DRAFT AGENDA – Updated 8-5-22
NAFWS SW Region Business Meeting Agenda – August 23 2022
DRAFT Workshop Agenda: Feral livestock & Equine – Updated 7-26-22

Conservation Law Enforcement Officer Events
Officers must submit registration forms for the shoot competition –Southwest PPC Information
See directions to Santa Ana PD Firearms Range
CLEO trainings offered: Wilderness First Aid Certification CourseWFA Training Agenda

Registration Fees

Online Registration ends August 17th, register in person after this date.

NAFWS Member or Member Tribe Employee – $225
Non-member – $275 (includes membership)
Member student – $50
Non-member student – $100 (includes membership)

*Must be logged in to receive membership discount – See Registration Instructions below

Mail checks to
Native American Fish & Wildlife Society
10465 Melody Dr., Ste. 307
Northglenn, CO 80234

Registration Instructions

Individual Members and Member Tribe employees are eligible for discounted registration fees. Memberships must be renewed annually.

You must login to receive a discount. To log into your portal:
  1. Click the login button on the top right corner of the screen
  2. Enter your email address and hit forgot password
  3. Follow email instructions to set a new password.
  4. Log onto your account
  5. Discounts will automatically apply if you have purchased a membership.

If purchasing multiple tickets, please fill out attendee details for each ticket purchased. For accommodations and dietary restrictions, submit requests in the Additional Information field. Contact Heidi McCann (hmccann@nafws.org) to verify membership or for assistance setting up an account. 

Southwest Regional Award Nominations

We are soliciting for SW Regional Awards for Biologist of the Year, Technician of the Year, Conservation Officer of the Year, and Special Awards (You Name It).

Submit nominations by July 29, 2022 to Elveda Martinez, SW Regional Director at elvedamartinez@yahoo.com and include the following information:
Award: Biologist/Technician/CLEO or a Special Award (You Name It)
Accomplishments/Work Done/Reason for Nomination:
Person Nominating:

Hotel Reservations

Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel
54 Jemez Canyon Dam Road
Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004

Room block: $96.00/night (plus 6.375% Gross Receipts Tax and a 8.5% Lodger’s Tax). Mention: Native American Fish and Wildlife Society Conference” or Code: 3096. Deadline to make Reservations: July 31, 2022.

Conference Sponsors

The Southwest Region is seeking conference sponsors. For more information, contact Norman Jojola at norman.jojola@bia.gov; 505-753-1451 or 505-927-3494.
Make checks payable to NAFWS – 10465 Melody Drive, Suite 307, Northglenn, CO 80234.

For more information contact:

Norman Jojola, Co-Coordinator
norman.jojola@bia.gov; 505-753-1451 or 505-927-3494

John Nystedt, Co-Coordinator
john_nystedt@fws.gov; 928-556-2160

April Richards, Public Information Officer, NAFWS
ARichards@nafws.org; 720-630-3973

For assistance registering or to membership status contact Heidi McCann at hmccann@nafws.org; 720-822-3368

Additional information


Professional Registration, Student Registration

Event Details

Date: August 22, 2022

Venue: Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel

Directions: Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel 54 Jemez Canyon Dam Road Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004

Phone: 505-753-1451

Email: norman.jojola@bia.gov

Event Details

Start date: August 22, 2022

End date: August 25, 2022

Venue: Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel

Directions: Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel 54 Jemez Canyon Dam Road Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004

Phone: 505-753-1451

Email: norman.jojola@bia.gov

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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