The National Tribal Air Association was founded in 2002 with a grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency Office of Air and Radiation.
The mission of the NTAA is to advance air quality management policies and programs, consistent with the needs, interests, and unique legal status of American Indian Tribes and Alaska Natives.
- Advocate and advance tribal environmental, cultural, and economic interests in the development of air policy at all levels of government (tribal, federal, state, local, and international).
- Promote the development, funding, and capacity building of tribal air management programs.
- Promote and facilitate air quality policy and technical information that may include research and scientific and medical studies.
- Advance the recognition and acceptance of tribal sovereign authority by conducting effective communication and outreach to state, local, federal, and international agencies, and the general public.
- Encourage and support appropriate consultation with all tribal governments in accordance with tribal structures and policies.