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American Indian/Alaska Native Emphasis Program (AIEP)

Observance Month:  November

Idaho's American Indian/Alaska Native Emphasis Program applies sound program practices in administering the program. These practices include:

  • Assess the problems, needs, and opportunities critical to success;
  • Identify available resources;
  • Establish long range and annual goals consistent with the objectives of the program;
  • Develop and implement an annual plan of operations that identifies specific activities to be initiated and/or completed during the fiscal year;
  • Monitor and evaluate progress in completing activities and meeting established objectives;
  • Increase the total number of American Indians in all Professional, Administrative, Technical, Clerical, and other categories, series, and all grade levels;
  • Eliminate concentrations of American Indians in single interval series to diversify and create advancement opportunities;
  • Encourage the participation of American Indians in all NRCS-sponsored programs and activities;
  • Provide a network of professional support for American Indians;
  • Ensure that the American Indians community receives equal treatment in all aspects of employment; and
  • Provide opportunities to participate in training and training programs such as career enhancement, graduate studies, and others.
Tribal Nation Tribal Liaison Contact Phone Number
Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe Mark Cottrell, District Conservationist (Plummer) (208) 686-1699
Kalispel Tribe of Indians Greg Becker, District Conservationist (Sandpoint) (208) 263-5210
Kootenai Indian Tribe Ree Brannon, District Conservationist (Bonners Ferry) (208) 267-3340
Nez Perce Tribe Treg Owings, District Conservationist (Lewiston) (208) 746-9886
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Nathan Matlack, Soil Conservationist (Fort Hall) (208) 269-0652
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of Duck Valley Jaime Jasmine, District Conservationist (Elko, Nevada) (775) 738-8431

2015 American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month Poster (PDF; 881 KB)


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Idaho Program Contact

Aubrey Hoxie, American Indian/Alaska Native Emphasis Program Manager, (208) 762-4939, ext. 106