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U.S. Geological Survey: Activities Related to American Indians and Alaska Natives

  • Source: U.S. Geological Survey
  • Topic Area(s): Climate Change, Culture
  • Contact: Susan M. Marcus
  • Year: 2007

A report highlighting how USGS science is being used by American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal governments in land and resource management. Many of the studies highlighted in the report were conducted at the request of Tribal governments; some feature Native scientific interns working on research projects on tribal lands. […]

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American Indian Environmental Office – Tribal Portal

The American Indian Environmental Office (AIEO) of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed a “Tribal Portal” to help American Indian communities and supporters locate tribal related information within EPA and other government agencies. The Portal includes access to: “Basic Information” (e.g. EPA Indian policies, newsletters); “Grants & Funding;” “Laws & […]

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Environmental Progress at Bad River Band of Lake Superior

Powerpoint presentation given by Tom Wojciechowski at the 2006 Environmental Summit. He discusses the environmental progress made by the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Tom is a project manager/grant writer for the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Northern […]

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Mille Lacs Band – Action to Reduce and Eliminate Mercury in Tribal Life of the Misi-zaagaa’igani Anishinaabeg

Powerpoint presentation given at the 2006 Environmental Summit. Summarizes tribal situation and history. Describes several approaches taken by the tribe to reduce mercury in the waste stream.

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Pokagon Tribal Complex Campus Plan

  • Source: Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
  • Topic Area(s): Culture, Schools
  • Contact: Mark Parrish, Environmental Coordinator
  • Year: 2006

The Potawatomi believe that the health of their people is tied to the health of the land, and the intent of this Campus Plan is to ensure that the development of the tribal land protects this tie with Nokmes Kignan, our Grandmother Earth. The Band desired a plan to develop […]

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The Nature of Indian Country and Barriers to Pollution Prevention

This presentation was given to a session of the 2006 Environmental Summit. The presentation describes the author’s experiences visiting facilities located on tribal lands throughout Region 10, to 1) identify and document facilities, 2) verify they are within the confines of the Reservation and, 3) determine which environmental programs are […]

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Tribal Sustainable Development Programs

This presentation outlines principles for sustainable communities and reviews strategies for tribal nation economic development. Several examples are provided of successful tribal sustainable development programs.

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Tribal Water Quality Accomplishments

Tribal Water Quality Accomplishments

Tribes in the American southwest have made great strides in their efforts to monitor and control nonpoint source (NPS) pollution on reservation lands. Many of these tribes’ projects were recently highlighted in this publication. The document describes how the Indian tribes have used Clean Water Act Section 106 funds for […]

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Healthy School Environment Resources

Healthy School Environment Resources is your gateway to on-line resources to help facility managers, school administrators, architects, design engineers, school nurses, parents, teachers and staff address environmental health issues in schools.

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reducing and recycling mercury switch thermostats and vehicle components

Reducing and Recycling Mercury Switch Thermostats and Vehicle Components

  • Source: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
  • Topic Area(s): Chemicals/Toxins
  • Contact:
  • Year: 2005

This report presents recommendations for improving efforts to reduce and recycle mercury components that are found in thermostats and motor vehicles. Illinois EPA prepared the report in response to Public Act 93-0964. In drafting the report, Illinois EPA conducted research on mercury reduction and recycling programs in other states, reviewed […]

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