Tribal Leader’s Summit

Tribal Environmental Leaders Summit

Suquamish, WA, March 29-31, 2017

Save the Date for the next Tribal Leader’s Summit!

Spring 2018 – Location TBD

Click here  to open a window to the finalized 2017 agenda.

The 2017 Tribal Environmental Leader’s Summit is designed for Tribal Administrators, Council Members, or other Tribal Leaders AND their Environmental staff or technical environmental workers. We will have 2 simultaneous tracks, each focusing on important aspects of managing the life-force of our communities, the physical environment. Each track will have opportunities to come together as one large group to share and learn from each other. This year’s Summit is being organized by the Region 10 Tribal Operations Committee, with grant funding from the US Environmental Protection Agency Indian General Assistance Program.

In addition to the daily sessions, the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe will be treating us to a cultural night! This will take place on Thursday evening and shuttles will be running from the Clearwater hotel beginning at 4:45 pm.

You will see in the agenda, that the importance of coming together to build relationships, partnerships and to discuss environmental issues with their peers is paramount in the Tribal Leader’s track. The discussion topics will feature:

  • Meaningful Government to Government Consultation and Trust Responsibility
  • Navigating a new online world – Unification through social media and digital storytelling
  • Opportunities and threats of sharing Traditional Ecological Knowledge
  • Open networking and Q&A with EPA Administration

Likewise, in the Technical track, we have allowed for sharing 1-3 presentations from attendees followed by large group discussions in the following areas:

  • Climate Change
  • Resource Extraction
  • Water, Water Quality Standards, Ocean Acidification & Fish Consumption Rates
  • Emergency Response

We welcome that other discussion topics may emerge and as conversations evolve. We look forward to engaging with you and making some positive movement toward the protection and preservation of our environment for generations to come.
*More information for the Region 10 Tribal Environmental Leaders Summit here