Environmental Department

Sustainability and responsible stewardship of the earth are a critical part of our identity as Native people.

For thousands of years, we have tended the land, protected plant and animal species, and preserved environmental balance. As a continuation of this long history, we move into the future, actively investing in systems and technologies that will contribute to a healthier planet.

Sustainability — in the ways we use water, land, energy and air — stems from our Native traditions. To us, it is not a new idea or a dream to regain the past, but a way to move forward to create a positive future for our families and the region.