NAEPC Staff representatives attend meetings, trainings, and conferences to gather information for dissemination to the environmental staff of Member Tribes. NAEPC Staff hosts technical trainings and performs education and outreach at the request of Member Tribes. NAEPC staff does not speak for or represent its Member Tribes.
Any federally recognized tribe may become a member of NAPEC. There is no cost to join NAEPC. A tribe may achieve membership by submitting a Tribal Resolution. Each Tribe requesting membership nominates one delegate and one alternate to serve on the NAEPC Board of Directors.
Board of Directors
NAEPC’s Board of Directors (Member Tribes) is composed of delegates selected by each tribe's general council by resolution or by letter signed by the tribal spokesperson (Chairman, President or Governor). As per NAEPC's By-Laws, the letter appointing the delegate is separate from the tribal resolution joining NAEPC. The appointment made by the tribe is accepted by NAEPC without question. These delegates are given the authority by the respective tribe to make decisions on their tribe's behalf. Each Member Tribe (Delegated Representative on Board of Directors) has no more than one (1) vote for any motion made at a single meeting.
The Executive Board consists of four (4) elected officers selected and voted by the full Board of Directors (Member Tribes). No less than two (2) or more than six (6) to be elected by the Board of Directors (Member Tribes). Terms of office are two (2) years and are as follows: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and 3 at-Large Members. Duties of the Officers are listed within NAEPC's By-Laws.
Our vision is to become a recognized leader for environmental stewardship by creating and promoting resilient partnerships while embracing tribal traditions and culture for present and future generations.
Mission & Goals
With respect for Tribal Sovereignty, NAEPC is dedicated to providing technical assistance, environmental education, professional training, information networking and intertribal coordination, as directed by the Member Tribes.
- Offer environmental education resources to people of all ages;
- Advocate for environmental justice;
- Strengthen intertribal partnerships and resources by sharing knowledge to promote environmental stewardship;
- Provide technical training and support; and
- Gather and disseminate information to Member Tribes.