EPA Administrator Michael Regan on Capitol Hill yesterday. Francis Chung/E&E News
Thanks to all who helped make the 2022 National Tribal Forum on Air Quality a complete success! You can view an amazing video and photos that captures the full NTFAQ that can be viewed here!
2022 National Tribal Forum on Air Quality’s (NTFAQ’s) Breath of Fresh Air 5k Runners/Walkers raised $1145 for Mvskokey Nation Youth Services! NTFAQ’s host, the Muscogee Nation partnered with the Mvskokey Nation Youth Services to create beautiful t-shirts for the run that were scooped up by over 40 runners! Be sure to check back on the NTFAQ website for recordings from all the sessions and if you and your Tribe would like to host the 2023 NTFAQ, you can submit a response to this Request for Proposal from ITEP!
Left to Right: Muscogee Nation’s Jasmyne Jack, Jennifer Reyer and Karen McGirt-Rodriguez display the check provided to Mvskoke Nation Youth Services. The funds were donated by the NTFAQ Runners/Walkers shown below at the starting line. A delegation from Mvskokey is shown above that also presented during the awards dinner for 2022 NTFAQ Award Winners, left to right: Emma Ruppell of the Bishop Paiute Tribe, April Hathcoat from the Cherokee Nation and Kris Ray from the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.
Washington Post – Fires erupt in New Mexico and Colorado as winds rage over 60 mph
The Tunnel Fire burns near Flagstaff, Ariz., on Tuesday. (Coconino National Forest/AP)
Washington Magazine – Field Notes: Researching air pollution in Fairbanks, Alaska
Field Notes travels to Fairbanks, Alaska, where Karolina Cysneiros de Carvalho, a PhD student at the McKelvey School of Engineering, studied how cold and dark conditions impact air pollution. Photo captured from this YouTube video.
NM Political Report – Study finds Native American communities face greater air pollution burdens
An Arara indigenous boy plays with a stick at the Laranjal tribal camp, in Arara indigenous land, Para state, in the northern Brazilian Amazon rainforest, on March 15, 2019. Credit: Mauro Pimentel/AFP via Getty Images
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland will make the final decision on a proposal that would allow Alaska Natives who served in the Vietnam War to claim parcels of federal land. (Francis Chung/E&E News)
NTAA’s Alaska Air Update Published Today in NTAA’s latest EC Update Video
NTAA has just published the latest NTAA EC Update Video from Alaska! Thanks to Shannon Isaacs from the Craig Tribal Association in Alaska for her help in putting together the monthly NTAA EC Update Video on NTAA’s home page TODAY! Be sure to learn about the Tribal Air Quality issues directly from additional NTAA EC members here! Stay tuned for what comes next month!