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Closing Plenary

Join us as we wrap up the thirteenth TLEF! We'll start off with our annual raffle, surprising some lucky attendees with gifts provided by Native Nations and our other colleagues from across the…

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Guardians of the Data Galaxy: EPA & TXG

This session will help potential Exchange Network applicants better understand the Exchange Network (EN), the EN grant program and associated requirements for applying, an overview of available…

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Strengthening Emergency Response Preparedness: The Role of Community Engagement and Technology

Natural disasters and other emergencies can strike without warning, causing significant damage to communities and placing lives at risk. This session will describe the effectiveness of emergency…

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Use of Traditional Ecological Knowledge at the Grasse River Superfund site in Massena NY AND Navajo Abandoned Mine Lands Networking Development Opportunities

The session will discuss the general EPA Superfund Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) policy including the potential for incorporating TEK in various points in the Superfund process (e.g. site…

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EPA Land and Community Revitalization Programs: Highlights from Tribes & How to Get Started

During this session, representatives from several Tribes and U.S. EPA will introduce EPA land revitalization programs and highlight successful real-world examples of how Tribes have used them to…

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Climate Change: UST Prevention and Cleanup Perspectives AND The Status of Transportation of Liquid Natural Gas by Rail and Using the Indian Rights of Way Act to Protect Reservations

(1:58) This will be an interactive session that will include presentations and discussions on: Climate change vulnerability assessment that EPA is developing, Extreme precipitation and transport of…

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Decreasing Contamination! Understanding the Composition of your Waste Stream AND Let's Explore EPA's Solid Waste Resources!

Recycling contamination has recently become a global concern. High rates of contaminated recycling mixed with recent closures of banned imports has demanded a desperate need for cleaner recycling. A…

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Resilience and Restoration: Alaska Tribal Brownfields on Screen AND Golovin, Alaska

Alaska, a region renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and abundant wildlife, also harbors a lesser-known story: the story of brownfield sites. In Tribal communities across the state, these…

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Tribal Case Study: How to Start Using Drone Technology in Various Environmental Projects AND Ten Years at the Tar Creek Superfund Site

Pala Environmental Department started a drone program in 2020. Initially we purchased two drones, to be used by our department for a variety of environmental projects; this project has grown to…

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Incorporating Cumulative Risk into Tribal Risk Assessments

President Biden recently signed an Executive Order focused on the Federal Government's commitment to enhance and promote environmental justice. One focus of the Executive Order is to direct…

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EPA Tools for Disaster Resilience

This session will introduce how EPA research supports Tribes' responses to disasters and environmental emergencies. This presentation is intended for Tribal planners and responders and will be…

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How Brightfields Can Reuse Brownfields and Reenergize Your Community AND Defining and Sustaining Tribal Brownfields Success; A Look Behind the Curtain

In this session, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) will provide an overview of what brightfields are, discuss some of the potential benefits and challenges that may arise, and introduce new technical…

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Tribal Oil Spill NRDA Funding: A Practical Guide for Direct and Immediate Access to Funding AND Updates from the US EPA OEM on Regulatory, Environmental Justice, and Tribal Program Activities

Monica Rusk presented a general presentation last year on the National Pollution Funds Center and natural resource damage assessment (NRDA) funding potentially available to the tribes for oil spills.…

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Adventures in Restoration: Case Studies from Native Nations in the Region

The stated goals of an NRD process are restoration or replacement of injured natural resources or acquisition of equivalent resources and services. However, the traditional Native Nation…

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Transportation of the Future and Potential Implications for UST Facilities

Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the U.S and, as such, any plan to address climate change must look to the transportation industry to reduce emissions. …

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US EPA Office of Inspector General (OIG) and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Oversight

The EPA Office of Inspector General conducts audits and evaluations to promote good governance and contribute to improved human health and the environment. We plan to discuss the role of the OIG,…

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