Opening Session, Plenary Panel, and Tribal Case Studies
From ITEP Team
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This is the kickoff session to the 2022 Tribal Exchange Network Conference (TENC) and took place on October 18th in Flagstaff, Arizona and online. It includes welcoming remarks from the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP), the Tribal Exchange Network Group (TXG), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Panelists for the "Background/Overview of TXG and EN Partnership" shared information about themselves, their organizations, and the relationship to the Exchange Network.
Speakers: Dwane Young (EPA); Frank Harjo (TXG); Nikki Cooley (ITEP); NAU President Jose Luis Cruz Rivera, Bruce Jones (TXG); Wendy Blake-Coleman (EPA Office of Mission Support); Kurt Rakouskas (Environmental Council of the States)
Tribal presenters also discussed why they chose the Exchange Network grant program to support their environmental management activities, and what benefits and challenges have resulted with implementation.
Speakers: Michelle Steg-Geltner (Yakama Nation), Angie Reed (Penobscot Indian Nation)