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.

NAFWS Summer Youth Practicums (SYP)

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 NAFWS Southwest Region also hosts a summer youth program 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.

More information regarding upcoming NAFWS Summer Youth Practicums will be posted as soon a dates are set for 2020.