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WaterWelcome to the Homepage for the National Tribal Water Council (NTWC), an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-funded project!

The NTWC has identified its purpose in its bylaws:

“The NTWC was established to advocate for the best interests of federally-recognized Indian and Alaska Native Tribes, and Tribally-authorized organizations, in matters pertaining to water. It is the intent of the NTWC to advocate for the health and sustainability of clean and safe water, and for the productive use of water for the health and well-being of Indian Country, Indian communities, Alaska Native Tribes and Alaska Native Villages.”

We hope that you will continue to visit the NTWC website as it evolves to better meet the needs of all who are interested in clean and healthy water and healthy Tribal communities.


Joint Statement from the Department of Justice, the Department of the Army and the Department of the Interior Regarding Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

“Furthermore, this case has highlighted the need for a serious discussion on whether there should be nationwide reform with respect to considering tribes’ views on these types of infrastructure projects. Therefore, this fall, we will invite tribes to formal, government-to-government consultations on two questions: (1) within the existing statutory framework, what should the federal government do to better ensure meaningful tribal input into infrastructure-related reviews and decisions and the protection of tribal lands, resources, and treaty rights; and (2) should new legislation be proposed to Congress to alter that statutory framework and promote those goal

Tribal Environmental Justice GAO Request

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Full Letter


The National Tribal Water Council with assistance from USET and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Collaborate to Establish Method for Tribal Baseline Water Quality Standards.  (Click below for more information.)

EPA Baseline Water Quality Standards White Paper Final


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