Tribes and the Exchange Network

TGG MEMBERSHIP 

The TGG is always looking for new members. Click HERE for more information.

Robert Holden

Deputy Director

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)

The Exchange Network

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.

THE Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP)

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.

TGG Charter, 2014

Tribal Governance GroUp Members

DaROLD WALLICK

Air Quality Program Manager

Pala Band of Mission Indians

Pala, California

Frank Harjo

GIS Manager

Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Okmulgee, Oklahoma


Bryanna Vaughan

Water Quality Coordinator

Bishop Paiute Tribe

Bishop, California

Angie Reed

Water Resource Planner

Penobscot Indian Nation

Bangor, Maine

bruce Jones

SSHIAP Section Manager

Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC)

Olympia, Washington

Linda Rosas

Environmental Coordinator

Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake

APril Hathcoat

Environmental Specialist III

Cherokee Nation

Tahlequah, Oklahoma

TGG Charter

The TGG is in the process of finalizing its Charter. Please check back soon for updates.

mission

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.

History

  • 2001 - Phase I of the NEIEN Strategic Plan
  • 2005 - TGG Established
  • 2013 - Phase II of the NEIEN Strategic Plan
  • 2014 - TGG Charter enacted

Exchange network Tribal Governance Group (TGG)