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NRCS New York American Indian/Alaskan Native Emphasis Program

The purpose of this program is to provide focus on issues such as equal program delivery and the employment, promotion, training and career enhancement affecting American Indian employees and applicants in NRCS.


The objectives of the American Indian/Alaskan Native Special Emphasis Program is to:

  • encourage the participation of American Indians in all NRCS Programs and activities
  • support the unique roll of American Indians and Alaskan Natives within the Federal Government
  • increase the number of American Indians in all categories, series and grade levels
  • recruit American Indian/Alaskan Natives as potential NRCS employees
  • provide a network of professional support for Native Americans in NRCS
  • establish and maintain effective relationships with Indian Nations in New York State, American Indian groups and organizations
  • contribute to the development of the overall Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Civil Rights Program in NRCS

American Indian Heritage Month Posters

Calendar of Events

Month Activity
November National American Indian Heritage Month

Information Resources

Center for Native Peoples and the Environment (SUNY-ESF)
Cornell University American Indian Program
Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force
Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC)
Office of Native American Programs
Tribal Consultation, A Guide for Natural Resources Conservation Service Employees (USDA NRCS)
Tribal Energy and Environmental Information Clearinghouse (TEEIC)
Tribal Government Relationships (USDA NRCS)

Thank you (“Nya:weh” – in Seneca Iroquois), for visiting our web page.

Steve Stroka, American Indian/Alaskan Native Emphasis Program Manager
Telephone: 315-677-3552
E-mail: Steve Stroka