The Native American Employment and Training Council (NAETC) provides guidance to the Secretary of Labor regarding the overall operation and administration of Native American programs authorized under Section 166 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), as well as the implementation of other programs providing services to Native American youth and adults under this Act.

The Council functions solely as an advisory body and in compliance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The NAETC shall advise the Secretary on:

  • All aspects of the operation and administration of the programs assisted under the (WIOA), Section 166; and
  • the selection of the individual appointed as head of the Indian and Native American Programs.

The NAETC is a non-discretionary committee authorized under the FACA and WIOA.  Resources to the authorization of the NAETC can be found below:

Council Meetings and Related Documents

Next Meeting Dates and Times

Next meeting of NAETC will take place Thursday, May 16, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (eastern time). The meeting will reconvene at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 17, 2024, and adjourn at 5 p.m. The period from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., on May 17, 2023, is reserved for participation and comment by members of the public.


The meeting will be held in person in Salon 13 at 9700 International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32819. The meeting will also be accessible virtually on the platform. To join the meeting use the following URL:​j/​1600140228?​pwd=​YkZCQmFmTzdqQkwzais1UDZXQlJRZz09.

For More Information

Nathaniel Coley, DFO, Division of Indian and Native American Programs, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–4209, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number (202) 693–4287 (VOICE) (this is not a toll-free number) or

Title and DateAgendaMinutesRelated Documents

NAETC Meeting - Washington D.C. 

December 7-8, 2023

Request for Nomination for Membership on the Native American Employment and Training Council (NAETC)N/AN/A

NAETC Meeting - Mashantucket, CT

May 3-4, 2023


NAETC Meeting - Sacramento, CA

October 30-31, 2022


NAETC Meeting - Washington, DC

June 22-23, 2022


NAETC Meeting - Providence/Warwick, RI

September 22-23, 2021


NAETC Call for Nominations  

July 29, 2021


NAETC Meeting - Virtual

June 15-16, 2021


NAETC Annual Meeting - Virtual

November 9-10, 2020

Past Meetings