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.

Our 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.

Our Purpose

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.