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Tribal Portal turtle logoBasic Information

Collection: The Image Bank - USA, New Mexico, Native American man by canyon, arms outstretched, Taos County. The EPA Tribal Portal was created as a gateway to EPA environmental information specifically related to tribal governments, such as environmental policies, practices and laws.

This site also serves as a gateway to other tribal resources around the web, and in some instances, links will take users off of the EPA site.

Tribal sovereignty refers to the inherent authority of indigenous tribes to govern themselves. Current federal policy in the United States recognizes this sovereignty and stresses the government to government relations between the United States and tribal governments. See Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies, Government-to-Government Relationship with Tribal Governments.

Within EPA, the American Indian Environmental Office (AIEO) coordinates the Agency-wide effort to strengthen public health and environmental protection in Indian country, with a special emphasis on helping tribes administer their own environmental programs.

Standard link to the American Indian Tribal Portal

If you would like to link to the tribal portal from your own page, please copy and paste this code into your HTML page:

<div style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; width: 120px; text-align: center;">
<a href="http://www.epa.gov/tribalportal">
<img src="http://www.epa.gov/tribalportal/images/turtlelink.jpg" alt="Link to American Indian Tribal Portal">
American Indian<br />Tribal Portal</a>
Which will look like this:
Link to American Indian Tribal Portal
American Indian Tribal Portal

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