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Region 7 Tribal Program

EPA Region 7 is committed to helping tribes strengthen their abilities to manage environmental programs in Indian country, and to ensure that tribes have a voice in decisions that affect their land, air and water. Region 7 serves nine federally recognized tribes within the states of Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska.

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Regional Tribal Operations Committee (RTOC)

The Region 7Regional Tribal Operations Committee (RTOC) serves critical functions in maintaining the government-to-government relationship between EPA and the federally recognized tribes located within Region 7. The RTOC assists with advancing the protection and improving the conditions of tribal health and the environment in Indian country. It serves as a liaison between the National Tribal Operations Committee (NTOC), the tribal nations of Region 7, and EPA Region 7 personnel on national policy issues, and communicates environmental needs and concerns of the RTOC to the NTOC.

The RTOC maintains open and consistent communications with the Regional Administrator and EPA staff on matters of significance to the tribal nations of Region 7. The RTOC also assists EPA in implementing the 1984 Indian Policy.

For more RTOC information, contact Adam Ruiz (ruiz.adam@epa.gov).


Region 7 Tribal Consultation Guidance

Under the EPA Policy on Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribes, EPA consults on a government‐to‐government basis with federally recognized tribes. For more specific guidelines on consultation with tribes in Region 7, see the regional procedures below.

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Federally Recognized Tribes in Region 7

Tribal Contacts page

Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska
Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas
Meskwaki Nation (Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa)   
Omaha Tribe of Nebraska and Iowa 
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska 
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation 
Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska 
Santee Sioux Nation 
Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

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