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Green Scene: Felicia Wright from EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response and Margaret Cook, Director of the Environment Dept of the Gila River Indian Community discuss EPA's work with tribal governments to establish environmental protection programs in Indian country.

Barry Breen, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, EPA OSWER; Chief Earl Old Person, Blackfeet Tribe; Carol Jorgensen, Director, EPA American Indian Environmental Office; and Cal Seciwa, Former Executive Director, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals.

Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP)
EPA awarded a 5-year cooperative agreement to the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) Link to EPA's External Link Disclaimer at Northern Arizona University, to support tribes through training, technical assistance, hazardous substances research and studies in the areas of solid waste and hazardous waste, resource conservation, Brownfields, Superfund, Underground Storage tanks, and Emergency Response. This work includes supporting a national Tribal Steering Committee which will provide direction and tribal input to project activities, strategies and vision for the overall project.

National Tribal Caucus (NTC) Link to EPA's External Link Disclaimer
OSWER participates in the National Tribal Operations Committee, which is a joint committee consisting of EPA Senior Managers and 19 elected tribal representatives (the National Tribal Caucus). The tribal leads for Strategic Plan goals involving OSWER are Gerald Wagner, Blackfeet Tribe (Goal 3) and Julia Sage, Ponca Tribe (Goal 4).

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