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A Summary of Native Workforce Development Models

2023

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Taking a look at green jobs across Indian Country provides a unique opportunity to learn from Native communities that are resourcefully and innovatively addressing the frontline impacts of climate change with Native knowledges, and political, economic, and technological tools currently available to advance Native Nation building, workforce development, community infrastructure, historic cultural preservation, and Tribal self-determination to strengthen Native economies, communities, and the environment that we all rely on now and into the future.

This report highlights projects supported through the Green Jobs in Indian Country grant program. This report aims to bring attention to policy, infrastructure, workforce development, and job pathway challenges and opportunities in Indian Country and highlights examples of successful and sustainable workforce development models that may be useful to Native communities and organizations.