Meaningful Public Engagement – Tribal Environment Programs & EPA Programs

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This webinar will feature presentations on key principles and practices for meaningful public engagement and involvement in environmental programs, highlighting tribal environmental programs’ public participation practices and EPA public participation practices in Indian country and in indigenous communities.

Date/Time: June 22, 2021 – 12:30 – 2:00 (MDT), 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (PT), 2:30 – 4:00 PM (ET)

TO Register:


Mike Natchees, Director, Air Quality Program, Ute Indian Tribe

Allison Smart, Environmental Division Manager, Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

Kelly C. Wright, Environmental Waste Management Program Manager, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

John Doyle, Crow Tribal Member, Tribal Community-Based Organization

Kim Varilek, Director, Tribal Assistance Branch, Region 8, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Corbin, Darling, EJ Coordinator, Region 8, EPA

Jean Belille, EJ Program, Region 8, EPA

(Facilitator) Danny Gogal, Tribal and Indigenous Peoples Program Manager, Office of Environmental Justice, EPA

Registered participants will be sent the link to join the webinar and be provided the conference call number for the webinar a couple of days before the event.

This webinar is part of the U.S. EPA Environmental Justice Webinar Series for Tribes and Indigenous Peoples – to build the capacity of tribal governments, indigenous peoples and other environmental justice practitioners, and discuss priority EJ issues of interest to tribes and indigenous peoples.

Please note that the webinar is planned to be recorded and is expected to be available on the following EPA website a few weeks after the webinar:

For questions about this webinar, or the EPA EJ Webinar Series for Tribes and Indigenous Peoples, please contact: Danny Gogal, Office of Environmental Justice, at, Jean Belille, Brownfields Program, EPA Region, at

Event Details

Date: June 22, 2021

Start time: 12:30 p.m. MDT

End time: 02:00 p.m. MDT

In Recognition of Their Support

Native American Fish and Wildlife Society would like to thank those organizations that provided us with support over the years. With them we grew an effective national communications network for the exchange of information and management techniques related to self-determined tribal fish and wildlife management.

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