This one day training course provides EPA Region 4 employees with resources, tools and approaches to work effectively with Tribes in Region 4. This training will include information on R4 Tribes, federal mandates and policies that define the federal government’s unique relationship with Tribes (focusing on EPA’s government to government relationship), as well as, discussion of the Agency’s Consultation Policy and Policy for Environmental Justice for Working with Federally Recognized Tribes and Indigenous Peoples. This training will supplement the Agency’s Working Effectively with Tribal Governments training required for all EPA employees by focusing more specifically on R4 Tribes, activities and interactions.
By the end of the training course, participants will be able to:
- Identify the federal mandates and policies that define the federal government’s unique relationship with Tribes;
- Determine actions appropriate for consultation and identify resources for implementing the EPA Policy on Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribes;
- Examine culturally significant perspectives of Tribes when making environmental decisions or actions;
- Summarize the purpose and principles of the EPA Policy on Environmental Justice for Tribes and Indigenous Peoples; and
- Identify ways to foster government-to-government relationships
Registration is open to EPA Region 4 staff ONLY.
Lisa Berrios, Tribal Relations Coordinator, 404-562-8318 (Primary)
Suzanne Armor, Tribal Attorney, 404-562-9701
Terri Crosby-Vega, American Indian Special Emphasis Program Manager, 404-562-8497