[Webinar] Creating an Inclusive Workforce for Native Americans - August 25th, 2:00 pm ET

DirectEmployers Association

DirectEmployers Association

August 25th, 2020
2:00 PM ET

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the unemployment rate for Native Americans and Alaska Natives is nearly double that of the unemployment rate for the country as a whole. Not unlike other minority races, barriers to employment and a lack of inclusive work environment make finding meaningful and lasting employment hard to come by. So how can your organization recruit these valuable individuals and maintain an inclusive workforce that retains them long-term? During this one-hour webinar, Michael Nathanson of Native America Today and Theresa Lujan of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) will help you:

  • Uncover tools and best practices for recruiting and retaining Native Americans within your workforce
  • Explore the benefits of the Indian Preference policy
  • Learn how OFCCP can connect you to the right resources, including the Indian and Native American Employment Rights Program (INAERP), so your diversity recruitment efforts are successful


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Mike Nathanson
Editorial Board Member @Native America Today

In addition to Mr. Nathanson’s responsibilities at Native America Today, he oversees Government and Media Relations for Native American Media (www.nativeamericanmedia.org), the parent organization of Native America Today. He also serves as the Executive Director of All Kids Count (www.allkidscount.net), a child-safety and crime prevention program funded by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Theresa Lujan
Branch Chief – Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach Services and Director of INAERP @U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

Theresa Lujan is Mescalero Apache and Picuris Pueblo from New Mexico. Theresa has 35 years of service in the federal government, of which 26 years are with the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Theresa worked in OFCCP’s Phoenix District Office as a secretary, compliance officer and assistant district director. In March 2013, she transitioned to her role as the first director of OFCCP’s Indian and Native Employment Rights Program. Throughout her career, Theresa has been a leader and resource to her coworkers, colleagues in the federal government, and the federal contractor community. Ms. Lujan received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the College of Santa Fe. She enjoys spending time with her husband Andy and her awesome pup-boys Joben and Buck.


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