National Native American Human Resources Association to Celebrate 25th Annual National Conference in Honolulu

The annual conference offers three days of education, networking, mentoring and fun with multiple strategic sessions and presentations from keynote speakers and industry experts.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Native American Human Resources Association (NNAHRA) will celebrate their 25th Annual Conference April 19-21 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The annual conference offers three days of education, networking, mentoring and fun with multiple strategic sessions and presentations from keynote speakers and industry experts. To celebrate their 25th year, NNAHRA will honor their past and embark on future opportunities.

The three-day conference will be loaded with valuable and relevant information in human resources with many networking opportunities. Attendees will find information and hear expert presentations on: Tribal and HR Leadership, Talent Acquisition and Retention, Organizational Development and Training, Benefits/Recognition, Best Practices, Legal/Compliance and more. Whether attendees are just starting out in the Human Resources field, seasoned professionals or Tribal leaders, the conference offers something for everyone.

“Human Resources is not just for HR professionals anymore,” says Judy Wright, President of NNAHRA.   “Tribal Leaders and professionals have the need-to-know and are ultimately responsible for protecting a Tribe’s inherent sovereignty. What better way is there to keep updated on legislation, current trends and the latest in leadership at our conference?”

NNAHRA is a nonprofit organization comprised of professionals employed for a Native American Tribe or a tribal enterprise. The organization truly understands the challenges and opportunities facing professionals and their organizations and aims to help and create real systems and solutions.

Aside from many networking opportunities, attendees will have the chance to gain real knowledge and hear from industry leaders on all things regarding human resources and tribal entities; from the latest trends in recruitment marketing and outreach to hiring, benefits, legal and more. Attendees will be able to take these valuable skills and information back to their organizations and teams to raise the bar toward their future success.

NNAHRA presents all professionals with information, solutions, education, endless support, certification, training, knowledge and networking opportunities to empower Human Resources Professionals and Tribal Leaders throughout Indian Country to lead their organization or Tribe to success, all while protecting their Tribe’s sovereignty.

During the conference, awards will be presented for the 2021 HR Leader of the Year and 2021 Sam Henny Award, which recognizes tribes with successful tribal programs. NNAHRA is following all state guidelines regarding Covid-19 and travel into Hawaii for the conference and working closely with the hotel to ensure safety protocols for the event and all attendees.

For more information on NNAHRA or the annual conference, please contact Judy Wright at or visit

The National Native American Human Resources Association is a nonprofit organization, with a membership comprised of HR professionals and tribal leaders working for a Native American Tribe. Association business is conducted by an elected Board of Directors who serve two-year terms on a volunteer capacity and all working directly for Human Resources in Indian Country.

Historically, the association started out as a grassroots effort with four tribes meeting to network and share personnel issues and challenges nearly twenty-five years ago. The meetings evolved into conferences, and the membership grew into a formal northwest and then national association. What started with four members is now over 2,000 strong. For more information, visit

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