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September 18-19, 2014
Course: Tribal Environmental Regulation and Jurisdiction
Rapid City, SD
A two-day introductory course on environmental regulation and
jurisdictional issues on and affecting Indian Reservations.
Key issues explored include:
when Tribes have regulatory authority over who and what on Reservation;
the interplay of tribal sovereignty and ordinances,
federal law and when state and local laws may apply.
After an introduction to the basic environmental laws and policies
that apply to Indian Country,
discussion will shift to protection of air and water quality,
waste management, environmental reviews
and the intersection of land use and environmental regulation.
The course will also explore the emerging topic of potential
regulation related to climate change mitigation and adaptation.
*Registration: Reduced tuition for employees of Native American tribes,
government agencies, nonprofits, students and NAEP, NEBC, NWAEP members.
You may register online
or by calling the Northwest Environmental Training Center
at 425-270-3274.
Intended Audience:
- Tribal environmental staff to improve their knowledge of
environmental regulatory roles, powers and options.
- Tribal leadership who want to better understand their power
and sovereignty within the context of environmental protection.
- State, local and federal regulatory officials to improve
their understanding of the boundaries of jurisdiction and
how to work with tribes.
- Attorneys with interest, but little experience in Indian Law.
- Others who wish to better understand how to work in
Indian Country or with tribal environmental regulations.
Continuing Education Units: 1.30 CEUs
Course Materials:
Attendees will receive a course manual containing workshop
proceedings and reference material.
Sherry McCain @ NWETC