Mission: To provide the following services; to secure for indian people the rights and benefits which should accrue to them pursuant to treaties and all legal, moral, and equitable commitments and undertaking of the united states government; 2. To preserve and protect the indian cultural values and heritage and at the same time increase the understandings of indian people and their complete participation in the institutions of free government in the state and communities in which they live; 3. To secure and promote the general welfare and education of the indian people and their full employment and exercise all their privileges of citizenship in the united states; 4. To hasten and improve the education of the indian people on a basis of equality of instruction and facilities with other citizens; 5. To enlighten the public with respect to indian affairs and promote a better understanding between the indians and their fellow citizens of the state of nevada and of the united states.
Programs: Education - this program includes head start and native workforce development program (nwd). The head start program served 220 native american children in the state of nevada, providing preschool instruction and meals for low income and handicapped children's families. The program provides continuous training for staff and parents throughout the year. A total of 16 head start employees received training during the tax year. Native workforce development program (nwd) objectives are to provide employment and training activities to native americans residing in nevada thus allowing them to compete in the workforce and become self-sufficient. This is achieved through the comprehensive services program for ages 18 and older and the supplemental youth program for young adults aged 14 to 21. Activities include job searching, referrals, skill and education competencies, adult mentoring, supportive services, leadership development, tutoring and study skills, academic occupational and literacy skills, paid and upaid work experience placement and internships, job development and outreach to individuals and communities. During the tax year the program provided services to 438 adults and 93 youth.
health and welfare - this program includes the following projects and programs: women, infant, children (wic), child care development program (ccdf), elders meals and caregivers program (aoa), statewide native american coalition (snac), inter-tribal emergency response commission (iterc), and domestic violence prevention and environmental program. The wic program provides food & infant care to low income eligible families to ensure good nutrition to pregnant women, infants, and children. This program also provides nutrition education and breast feeding support services to high risk participants. The services are provided to tribal and non-tribal communities that are eligible. During the tax year 15,444 participants were served. The domestic violence prevention program provides emergency services such as shelter, food, clothing, legal services, hygiene items and transportation. The program provides domestic violence/sexual assault preventtion presentations to the nevada tribes as well. The itcn ccdf program has sixteen consortium member tribes which help subsidize six tribal child care centers, seven after school programs, and twelve certificate programs. During the fiscal year 291 children were served from ages zero to twelve. Of those, 260 children parent's were working, 21 children parent's were in an education component or in a job training component, and 10 children were under protective services. The aoa program provides meals to elders on nine reservations throughout the state. This program provided information, referral, caregivers training, lending closet assistance and respite care for 27 caregivers. Additionally, approximately 26,350 meals were served to 130 elders. The statewide native american coalition (snac) foucses on substance abuse prevention. The program had numerous presentations with approximately 500 participants. Snac's culturally relevant prevention awareness psa played to over 500,000 people who visited or used the reno-tahoe international airport between june and october of 2012. Additionally, snac produced two dvd's and distributed them throughout the nation free of charge to tribal communities and health facilities. The snac program has worked to create a partnership between the state of nevada and tribal entities through the nevada tribal chiefs of police association. Snac has continued to work on policies regarding substance abuse threats to the indian population in nevada. The inter-tribal emergency response commission (iterc) provides coordination, planning, response, training, exercise and other assistance for all-hazards emergency management for the 27 tribal nations in the state of nevada. The iterc has delivered 19 comprehensive emergency management plans, 15 tribal clinic emergency operations plans, more than 20 ics/nims trainings and 6 exercises to the numerous emergency management workshops and seminars with tribal, state, and federal partners. Our environmental programs works with the nevada department of environmental protections (ndep) by providing a tribal liaison to coordinate efforts between ndep and nevada tribes. The liaison works on environmental issues that have impacts to tribes in nevada by assisting them in editing their corrdination protocol documents, disseminating the climate change information to tribal leaders and creating an annual comprehensive tribal environmental list of concerns for ndep's review.