Tribal Research Resources
The EPA Tribal Portal was created as a gateway to EPA environmental information specifically related to tribal governments, such as environmental policies, practices and laws.
The Tribal Science Council is a forum for interaction between Tribal and Agency representatives to work collaboratively on environmental science issues. The Council is committed to the development of sound scientific approaches to meet the needs of Tribes.
EPA’s Tribal-Focused Environmental Risk and Sustainability Tool (Tribal-FERST) is a web-based information and mapping tool designed to provide tribes with easy access to the best available human health and ecological science.
Tribal Science Priorities - TEK
Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) is the accumulated knowledge American Indians and Native Alaskans have about their environment. It's important for scientific research, but is threatened by environmental change. EPA is working with Tribal and Native Alaskan communities to incorporate TEK into environmental science, policy, and decision-making.