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WELCOME

Wilfred J. Nabahe

NTAA Chairman
Director of the Colorado
River Indian Tribes’
Environmental Protection Office

As the NTAA Chairman, I would like to welcome you to NTAA’s official website. My name is Wilfred J. Nabahe, and as Director of the Colorado River Indian Tribes’ Environmental Protection Office, I represent the Tribes located within the boundaries of EPA’s Region 9 on the NTAA’s Executive Committee. As NTAA’s current Chairman, I work to ensure that NTAA helps to empower Tribes to protect and enhance the air that we all breathe.

The National Tribal Air Association was founded in 2002 with a grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air and Radiation with a mission to advance air quality management policies and programs, consistent with the needs, interests, and unique legal status of American Indian Tribes and Alaska Natives. Tribes are important partners with federal, state and local agencies to protect ambient air quality, indoor air quality and mitigate climate change.

NTAA’s website is a great platform to find NTAA’s policy analysis on air quality policies that impact Tribes, important air quality resources for Tribes, the latest air quality news and more. Welcome to NTAA!

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Policy Resource Kits & Action Alerts

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Get involved with NTAA Today

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National Tribal Forum on Air Quality

In the interest of public health and the well-being of our communities across the country, the 2020 National Tribal Forum on Air Quality is cancelled

NTAA Library, Publications & Archives

Visit here for STAR,
white papers, and other
important publications

LATEST NEWS

Upcoming NTAA Webinar(s):
  • November 24, @11am PT – IAQ Considerations to Assist Tribes in Re-Opening Tribal Buildings: Winter is Coming Register Here!
  • Click here for a downloaded copy of the IAQ flyer! Please share with your networks!
  • Webinar Agenda:
    1. Welcome and Speaker Introductions:

    Ernie Grooms, NTAA IAQ Work Group Lead

    1. A Review of COVID Risk Reduction: There is no Silver Bullet: Gillian Mittelstaedt, Tribal Healthy Homes Network (THHN) and Dr. Ginger Chew, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    2. Winter Issues with Wood Smoke and COVID: Increases in Risk & Risk Reduction Strategies:

    Ellen Wildermann, U.S. EPA’s Burn Wise Program

    1. Combining Ventilation, Filtration, and Air Disinfection: A Systems Approach to

               Effective Airborne Risk Reduction:  Dr. Bill Bahnfleth, Pennsylvania State University

    1. Using CO2 Monitors to Guide Ventilation Efforts with Outside Air

    Mansel Nelson, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP)

    1. A Tribal Story on Contact Tracing

    Bryon Daley, Resident Environmental Health Specialist at Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

    1. Final Questions and Answers

    NTAA’s Andy Bessler to Moderate

NTAA has published a White Paper on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Response to the State of Oklahoma in Regard to the Supreme Court’s McGirt Decision and Potential Impacts to Indian Country.
The 2020 Status of Tribal Air Report is now available!
  • The NTAA’s STAR is an annual publication intended to provide an understanding of the importance and impact of Tribal air programs.
  • Follow this link to learn more!
ITEP has created a COVID-19 Resource Page for Tribes
  • This resource page can be used to access federal and other resources to help Tribes respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • You can find it here.

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OUR HISTORY

National Tribal Air Association

NTAA was founded in 2002 with a grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air and Radiation with a mission to advance air quality management policies and programs, consistent with the needs, interests, and unique legal status of American Indian Tribes and Alaska Natives. Tribes are important partners with federal, state and local agencies to protect ambient air quality, indoor air quality and mitigate climate change.
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