Welcome to the NTAA website
Since its founding in 2002, the National Tribal Air Association has been a leading voice for Tribal air quality issues, programs, and policies. With over seventy (70) principal member tribes, the NTAA’s mission is to advance air quality management and policies and programs, consistent with the needs, interests, and unique legal status of American Indian tribes and Alaskan Natives. Please explore our site and contact us if you have any questions or comments.
--Bill Thompson, Penobscot Nation Vice Chairman
Hi there and welcome to the latest iteration of the NTAA website. As you may have noticed, there has been a period of inactivity here, but that is soon to change. It is a steep learning curve to slip behind the curtain and begin to find out what all the levers and buttons actually do.
With the assistance of the U.S. E.P.A., the hosting for this website has been secured in order to prevent this place from "going dark," which is a slang reference to the shuttering of this web presence and a potential loss of the documents contained within it. Thank you, EPA's O.A.R. for stepping up and helping out. Pat Childers has been a great help, in his role as interim project manager as we sally forth. You had big shoes to fill when we lost Darrel Harmon as our project manager, and you have done very well, sir.
As long as we are recognizing the contributions of those who are involved with the NTAA, then we must not forget about O.A.Q.P.S. Laura McKelvey and Toni Colon are two strong allies who are assisting with our conference call logistics and hosting. Thank you, friends, and also to your co-workers who help how they may.
And thank you to our friends Gina McCarthy and Janet McCabe for your continuous involvement and accessibility to the NTAA. Sometimes, change can be a good thing, and we must rise to the occasions and opportunities that occur along the path. It is not what occurs that matters as much as how one responds.
The NTAA Executive Committee also would like to say thank you to Jen Youngblood for continuing on even after your employment here stopped. You have been a great asset to the NTAA, and your intrepid spirit in the face of many adversities all along the journey is an inspiration to us all.
Thank you, Ken Cronin, for creating this professional website and for your offer to assist with the task of learning how to update the information etc on this site. Namaste, good man.
And thank you, Ondrea Barber, who has been a great presence and addition to the workforce of the NTAA. It is a shame that each of our friends have had to seek employment elsewhere, but your presence on our calls is always welcome. Your institutional knowledge is very helpful in the ongoing work that we attempt to do here.
Each member of the Executive Committee does this work on a volunteer basis with no recompense: it is work that simply needs to be done. For your own commitment to this work through the NTAA, and your inspiring words and drive, I count myself fortunate to be among you. As you can see by the high quality and dedication to the work ethic of those listed above, we stand in good company. It is the company one keeps that reveals the character one has inside.
Thank you for your continued interest and commitment, each of you, as we carry on in these interesting times.