The Native American Human Resources Association (NAHRA) is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of developing a Human Resources Network whereby members can communicate and share information relative to respective Human Resources Department’s needs and employment practices. The Association collectively addresses various tribes and other entities to enhance professional development for each member. The NAHRA concept began in July of 2000 and was formally established through the passage of NAHRA bylaws in November of 2000.
Tribes who were initially involved in the establishment of and current participation in the NAHRA include the San Felipe, Acoma, Jemez, Five Sandoval, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Sandia, Cochiti, Santo Domingo, Zuni and Pojoaque Pueblos, Jicarilla Apache, Hopi and Navajo Tribes.
2018-2020 Board Members
President: Sonya Yazza, (San Felipe Pueblo) HR Manager for Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Vice President: Lynnette Toya, (Pueblo of Jemez) Senior HR Generalist for AMERIND
Secretary: Kathleen Smith, ( Laguna Pueblo) Employee Compliance Manager for the Pueblo of Laguna
Treasurer: Kathy Arquero, (Ohkay Owingeh) HR Director for San Ildefonso Pueblo