About the Tribal ecoAmbassadors Program
EPA conducts research in partnership with tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). Professors from TCUs receive funding and technical support from EPA to solve the environmental problems most important to their tribal communities.
Selected professors from eight different TCUs will work with a group of students to solve environmental and public health issues ranging from sustainable building materials to monitoring of local drinking water wells. The professors will collaborate closely with neighboring tribes and EPA scientists to ensure that available resources are leveraged and resulting data is verified.
"Building stronger tribal partnerships and increasing our support for tribal communities is one of our top priorities," said EPA Assistant Administrator Michelle DePass. "This group of Ambassadors represents an effective partnership where the tribal community can direct EPA resources to the most pressing environmental problems they face, and to start developing solutions."
Read about results from last year's projects in our 2011-2012
Tribal ecoAmbassadors Report
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2012-2013 tribal Ambassadors
Dr. Marco Hatch, Northwest Indian College
Dr. Renee Dufault and Zara Berg, Fort Peck Community College
Dr. David Stone and Jane Latane, Tohono O'odham Community College
Margaret Mayer, Diné College
For more information contact EPA's Marissa McInnis at (202) 564-2467 or firstname.lastname@example.org