The Ninth Annual Native American Human Resources Conference will be held January 27-29, 2019 at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA. Through a series of panels and round-table discussions, attendees will hear from top experts in the human resources field on critical topics and discuss real-life scenarios among and between attendees and speakers. Attendees will participate in a variety of educational sessions and have the opportunity to network with Human Resources Professionals and industry experts who share the common goal of finding the most effective ways to manage their various tribes and enterprises.

We make sure our attendees get to know their peers and interact with one another throughout the event. At this conference, there are numerous networking opportunities and events where attendees can learn from one another, share their experiences, and get answers to some of the questions that keep them up at night.

To speak with a representative about attending, speaking, sponsoring or exhibiting, please call us 201-857-5333 or email

This program has been approved for 16.25 Specified Credit Hours: HR (General) through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

Native Nation Events is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® approved this program for HR (General) credit towards aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification.

For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

For HR Professionals, Executives and Leaders from Tribal Government or Tribal-Owned Enterprises

Group Rate (4 or more paid from same tribe or entity)

For Other Industry Professionals

The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

71333 Dinah Shore Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Room Rate: $219
Cut-off Date: 12/27/18
You must mention this event or Native Nation Events to receive the discounted room rate!

Conference Co-Chairs

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors


Interested in sponsoring? Inquire to view sponsorship packages.

Click here to view sponsorship packet. For Sponsorship Opportunities, contact Dan O’Connor at 201-857-5333 or

HR Professionals, Tribal Government & Enterprise Representatives

“This was a very informative and niche focused conference which made it relatable to all who attended. I recommended it this morning for my training team to consider attending a future conference. Thank you for a most enjoyable and informative experience!”
– Janet Rodriguez, Training Manager, Chumash Casino Resort

“Invaluable conference relating to Native Nation human resource management, high-level engagement from top human resource specialists from around the nation.”
– Tristan Mackenzie, Director: Enoch Community Liaison, River Cree Resort and Casino

“GO to this!! it was amazing overall.”
– Danielle Sanders, Interim HR Coordinator, Nisqually/Nisqually Red Wind Casino

“This was a very professionally-run seminar with informative workshops. It was a good place to get in touch with vendors whose services you might want to use. It was a great networking opportunity.”
– Michele Chapman, Human Resources Director, California Tribal TANF Partnership

“The conference was good and informative. The atmosphere was always friendly and warm. The rooms and food were great for the price you paid. The networking at the conference was very good. I met a few key individuals that could possibly bring the tribe I am working for up to a new level.”
– Kimberly Edsitty, Tribal Health Benefits Officer, Northern Arapaho Tribe

Sponsors & Industry Professionals

“Lots of leads. If HR executives are your target, then this conference is key! It’s an important conference for us. Key decision-makers are in attendance and we really value this trade show.”
– Victoria Ferris, Sr. Director of National Sales, American Health Care

“Great conference, great people. Very valuable, we were very pleased with the quality of attendees and the opportunities to speak with folks. Having the food and beverage in the exhibit hall is probably the most important feature at a conference like this. The exhibitor bingo was a big hit. This was a great conference for us, we’ll definitely be exhibiting again.”
– Beth Mohr, Managing Partner, McHard Accounting Consulting

“Our experience as a vendor at the Eighth Annual Native American Human Resources Conference was extremely positive. While one of the smaller conferences we have attended, the attendees tended to be decision makers which yielded the same if not more amount of interest in our services as we’ve obtained from larger conferences. We highly recommend the NAHRC!”
– Andrew Lopez, Director of Business Development, Emptech

Sample Justification Letter

Feel free to copy and paste the following template into a letter or email to use as justification for attendance.