Tribes and the Exchange Network
Campo Band of Mission Indians Environmental Protection Agency, California
The TGG is always looking for new members. Click HERE for more information.
National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)
The EN is a partnership among States, Territories, Tribes, and the U.S. EPA that is improving and expanding the exchange of environmental information. The TGG provides input to the EN on matters pertaining to tribal participation in the Exchange Network.
The Exchange Network Tribal Governance Group (TGG) is comprised of tribal professionals working on various aspects of the EN whose primary purpose is to ensure representation of tribal perspectives and issues in the overall Exchange Network governance structure, and to foster and enhance tribal participation in the Network. Current TGG members have over 40 years cumulative experience on Exchange Network topics and many of them have been directly involved in implementing EN projects for tribes. If you are interested in more information on the activities and experiences of the TGG members, please contact us at TGG@tribalexchangenetwork.org.
In 2014, ITEP began a cooperative agreement with EPA's Office of Environmental Information to provide tribal support for the NEIEN. In this capacity, ITEP works with the TGG and tribes, offering technical and programmatic support on Exchange Network topics.
Air Quality Program Manager
Pala Band of Mission Indians
Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Water Quality Coordinator
Bishop Paiute Tribe
Penobscot Indian Nation
SSHIAP Section Manager
Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC)
Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake, California
Environmental Specialist III
The TGG is in the process of finalizing its Charter. Please check back soon for updates.
The mission of the Exchange Network Tribal Governance Group is to support management and communication of tribes' environmental data and advocate for tribal interests in the Exchange Network.
The purpose of the TGG is to promote tribal sovereignty, and data security and exchange through active participation in the Exchange Network, including all governing bodies. The TGG strives to empower tribes to make informed environmental decisions by facilitating access to resources and tools for improving data management and exchange solutions.