Tribal and Federal Contacts
Contact information for tribes, tribal government leaders, tribal environmental or energy organizations, and federal agencies and programs.
Follow the links below to get contact information for tribes, tribal organizations, and federal agencies and programs.
Lists of Tribes
Federally Recognized Tribes: This is a list of federally recognized tribes that are eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) by virtue of their status as Indian tribes. This list is published annually in the Federal Register pursuant to the requirements of the Federally Recognized Indian Tribes List Act (Public Law 103–454).
Tribal Leaders Directory: The National Congress of American Indians maintains a list of tribal leaders and their contact information, arranged alphabetically by tribe.
Alaska Tribes A – Z: The EPA maintains a separate list of Alaska tribes, including links to the tribes' Web sites, if available.
Tribal Directory Assessment Tool (TDAT): The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has created this tool to help identify tribes and tribal contact information to assist in the consultation process required by Sec. 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
Tribal Environmental Program Contacts
Tribal Environmental Organizations Guide: This guide provides a compilation of tribal organizations that the EPA Indian Program works with in various capacities. These organizations are categorized into two types: National/Regional EPA-Supported Organizations and National/Regional Indian Organizations.
Members of the EPA National Tribal Operations Committee: The EPA established a National Tribal Operations Committee (NTOC) in February 1994 to improve communication and build stronger partnerships with tribes. The NTOC is comprised of 19 Tribal leaders (the National Tribal Caucus) and EPA's Senior Leadership Team.
National Tribal Environmental Council: The National Tribal Environmental Council (NTEC) is an organization that addresses a wide array of environmental issues facing tribes, providing technical workshops and conferences and support to specific public policy initiatives.
Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals: The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) was created at Northern Arizona University to assist tribes in environmental resource management through training and education.
Native Americans and the Environment: This non-profit organization is focused on providing information on environmental issues and conservation measures related to Native American communities.
Tribal Energy Program Contacts
Council of Energy Resource Tribes (CERT) Members: CERT provides a list of its members along with links to the tribes' official Web sites, where available.
Individuals by Agency
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
USDA, Office of Native American Programs
U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
DOE Office of Indian Energy (IE) Policy and Programs
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)
Bureau of Indian Affairs
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)