NIYC offers several employment, community, and youth programs.

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Welcome to the National Indian Youth Council, Inc. (NIYC), the second oldest national American Indian nonprofit in the United States, founded in 1961.

Our Vision

NIYC empowers Indigenous peoples and nation-builders to exercise self-determination while honoring Indigenous worldviews and experiences.

Our Mission

Our mission is to foster the self-determination of Indigenous people through: 1) economic sovereignty; 2) cultural flourishing; 3) political resilience; and 4) community well-being. We fulfill our mission through the delivery of programs that address at least one of these focus areas. NIYC is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM, and has field offices in Gallup and Farmington.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Participants

Kyle Tapaha (Dine' Nation)

Services: Classroom Training Support, Work Experience Intern

"I arrived to Albuquerque from Window Rock, Arizona in 2015. I was a homeless Veteran on my own with little experience and no job skills outside military service [...]

Christopher Tsosie (Dine' Nation)

"I was laid off from my job at Macy’s that I had for almost 10 years. The 'I don’t know' feeling of what to do and how to start all over again scared me. Then I heard about the NIYC and WIOA program [...]

Valencia Zah (Dine' Nation)

"Ya'at'eeh my name is Val Zah. I am originally from Red Lake, AZ, near Crystal, NM. My maternal clan is Todich'ii'nii (Bitter Water) and paternal clan is Tabaaha (Water's Edge) [...]

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