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.
- Advocate and advance tribal environmental, cultural, and economic interests in the development of air policy at all levels of government (tribal, federal, state, local, and international).
- Promote the development, funding, and capacity building of tribal air management programs.
- Promote and facilitate air quality policy and technical information that may include research and scientific and medical studies.
- Advance the recognition and acceptance of tribal sovereign authority by conducting effective communication and outreach to state, local, federal, and international agencies, and the general public.
- Encourage and support appropriate consultation with all tribal governments in accordance with tribal structures and policies.