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 strengthens tribal capacity and sovereignty in environmental and natural resource management through culturally relevant education, research, partnerships and policy-based services.."
2015 National Tribal Forum on Air Quality
Firekeepers Casino Hotel
Battle Creek, Michigan
The Keynote Address at this year's National Tribal Forum on Air Quality will be Winona LaDuke.
"Winona LaDuke is an Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe) enrolled member of the Mississippi Band Anishinaabeg who lives and works on the White Earth Reservations. She is the Executive Director of Honor the Earth, where she works on a national level to advocate, raise public support, and create funding for frontline native environmental groups. In 1994, Winona was nominated by Time magazine as one of America's fifty most promising leaders under forty years of age."
» Click HERE to register for 2015 NTF.
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.
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 » www.nau.edu/professional.
» Tribal Water Resources Management Training, TBD in 2015
» Click HERE for program flyer.
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.
The National Tribal Toxics Council (NTTC) is a USEPA Tribal Partnership Group that is focused on providing tribes with an opportunity for greater input on issues related to toxic chemicals and pollution prevention.
The mission of the NTTC is to advance tribal toxics management policies and programs consistent with the needs, interests, and unique legal status of American Indian Tribes, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.
» Click HERE for website.
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.
» Click HERE 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: Lydia.Scheer@nau.edu
» Cristina Gonzalez-Maddux: Cristina.Gonzalez-Maddux@nau.edu
Last updated: March 12, 2015