Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals
PO Box 15004
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5004
Phone: (928) 523-9555
Fax: (928) 523-1266
Ann Marie Chischilly
Executive Director

Phone: (928) 523-9555

The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) was created in 1992 to act as a catalyst among tribal governments, research and technical resources at Northern Arizona University (NAU), in support of environmental protection of Native American natural resources.

Our Mission: "ITEP serves tribes through outstanding, culturally-relevant education and training that increase environmental capacity and strengthen sovereignty."

Tribal Solar Work Group

The Tribal Solar Working Group was formed to bring together tribal and non tribal professionals interested in the development of solar energy on tribal lands. The Tribal Solar Working Group is a new forum for tribal and solar energy professionals to network and learn how to move solar energy projects forward on tribal land.

Plan to join one of these series of Working Group meetings.

» Click HERE for more information.


The National Tribal Air Association (NTAA) was founded in 2002 with a grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency Office of Air and Radiation.

The mission of the NTAA is to advance air quality management policies and programs, consistent with the needs, interests, and unique legal status of American Indian Tribes and Alaska Natives.

» Click HERE for website.

Online Environmental Training

Boost your professional credentials: Earn 0.5 to 4.0 continuing education units (CEUs) with tribal specific online courses and their individual modules:
» Tribal Environmental Management Training, February 16 May 3, 2015
Fees for the full 8-week training and individual modules are as follows: $999 for enrolling in the eight-week training saves participants $200. Two-week modules are priced at $300 and one-week modules are priced at $150. Course details, instructors, registration, and continuing education units (CEUs) offered with each course can be found at »
» Tribal Water Resources Management Training, TBD in 2015

» Click HERE for program flyer.

Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples

A Primer and Traditional Knowledge Guidelines have been produced to provide foundational information to the Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resources Science (ACCCNRS) on intergovernmental relationships and science when engaging Tribal and Indigenous Peoples in federal climate change initiatives.

For Primer information:
» Click HERE for document.
» Contact Gary Morishima:

For Traditional Knowledge Guidelines information:
» Click HERE for document.
» Contact Gary Morishima:
» Contact Ann Marie Chischilly:

Tribal Support for the NEIEN

ITEP has been awarded a cooperative agreement to work with EPA's Office of Environmental Information (OEI) on supporting tribal involvement in the National Environmental Information Exchange Network (NEIEN). ITEP will work with the NEIEN's Tribal Governance Group as well as its other governance efforts to increase tribal participation and foster involvement.

For more information on the Exchange Network:

For questions on this project, or to be added to the Tribal NEIEN email list contact:
» Lydia Scheer:
» Cristina Gonzalez-Maddux:

Last updated: December 18, 2014


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