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.

2020 Native American Fish and Wildlife Society National Summer Youth Practicum

June 19-25, 2020

Location: YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO

Native American students from across the country who are interested in the preservation, protection, and enhancement of natural resources within their own tribe can apply for the NAFWS summer opportunities. There are currently two summer youth programs. One program is the National Summer Youth Practicum and the other is the NAFWS Southwest Region Natural Resources Youth Practicum held in the Southwest.

These programs provides outdoor activities which are led by staff and volunteers from tribal fish and wildlife programs. There are field trips, discussions on Indigenous ecological knowledge, experiential learning and outdoor learning activities. The SYP students have the opportunity to interact with students their own age from various tribes and states as well as the invaluable teachings from Tribal elders.

2020 NAFWS National Summer Youth Practicum, July 19-25, 2020, Estes Park, CO.