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Colville Confederated Tribes

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Coeur D'Alene Tribe

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Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians

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Cowlitz Indian Tribe

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Hoh Indian Tribe

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Kalispel Tribe of Indians

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Lummi Nation

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Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

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Nisqually Indian Tribe

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Nooksack Indian Tribe

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Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe

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Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

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Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

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Spokane Tribe of Indians

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Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians

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Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

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Village Council of Mekoryuk, Alaska



NWTEMC was proud to host the

2014 1st Annual National Tribal Emergency Management Conference


August 10th - 15th, 2015

The NWTEMC will host the 2nd Annual National Tribal Emergency Management Conference for one more year, and then our goal, is to move it around the Nation. If you are not a member of the National Tribal Emergency Management Council yet, please click here:


Welcome to the NW Tribal Emergency Management Council

NWTEMC is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization that was initially formed in 2004 as a consortium of Tribes in the Northwest region of Washington State to help Tribes participate in Homeland Security and Emergency Management preparedness efforts.

Currently the NWTEMC is composed of and serves Tribes in Washington, Oregon Idaho and Alaska for the purposes of information sharing and solidarity in dealing with homeland security/emergency management/public health issues as they pertain to Native Nations.

NWTEMC's Charter and other Incorporation-related documents can be found on our
About page.

Please look around our website. We are constantly updating and enhancing it, so if you would like to see something added please let us know. If you have training events, meetings or other events, we will be glad to add them to our Calendar. If you would be interested in joining NWTEMC please send an e-mail to

     Resolution to Participate in the NWTEMC

Generic Sample Resolution to join the NWTEMC (in Word format):

     NWTEMC Generic Resolution



There are three main areas that separate the Northwest Tribal Emergency Management Council and the National Tribal Emergency Management Council from all other EM/HLS groups out there:


The NWTEMC-NTEMC remains committed to Sovereign Immunity, assisting our Tribal partners with building infrastructure and internal capacity. There are many groups out there that want to come into the Tribe and be the Incident Commanders, the Incident Management Team, and the First Responders. We want to continue to help our Tribal Nations remain in the driver’s seat of the their own incidents, and the best way that we can assure this is to continue our work in the areas of sharing information, training, skill sets, resources and best practices.


We believe that Public Safety and Public Health are Trust Responsibilities of the Federal Government, and therefore, do not charge dues or membership fees to be a part of our organization. Although this makes sustainability difficult at times, we do not believe that our Tribal Nations should have to pay for what the Federal, State and Local Partners are receiving in the way of grants and technical assistance. Therefore, we continue to work hard on bringing grant dollars into the individual Tribal Nations, training opportunities to our Tribal Lands, and Technical Assistance to Indian Country that continues to help build our emergency management and homeland security programs, free of charge.


We are not a response organization. We believe very strongly in our mission:


To provide guidance and tools for member tribes to develop sustainable and all-hazard approaches to Emergency Management and Homeland Security, through an approach that emphasizes both inter and intra jurisdictional cooperation to maximize resources in mutual aid, training, exercises, planning, and equipping by sharing information and best practices.


Because we are a very small non-profit, we have relied heavily on consortium grants, specific contract work that is provided at severely discounted rates for our member Tribes and the private sector. This year, the NWTEMC has partnered with the National Joint Powers Alliance®, a national municipal contracting agency committed to serving our Members purchasing needs. We are both driven to provide efficient public service through contract purchasing solutions and other related programs. We are only able to do this as we work together, creating a unified purchasing alliance that is valued by both NJPA and the NWTEMC-NTEMC. We will now have access to more than 160 companies that have been vetted through this partnership. 


Stayed tuned for so much more ahead as we bring in 2013 together!

To read more, see the 2012 Annual NWTEMC Annual Report



April 16th and 17th, 2014


The NWTEMC meeting will be held at the Lummi Indian Nation


located at:

Silver Reef Hotel-Casino-Spa

4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale, WA  98248


 For a Copy of the Draft Agenda, please click on this Link


A Special Presentation and briefing regarding the Oso Landslide has been arranged for the morning of April 16th from 10:00am - 12:00pm for Tribal Leadership. ALL Tribal Leadership, Tribal Emergency Managers and Local, State and Federal parters are welcome to join us for this important event.




2014 1st Annual National Joint Tribal Emergency Management Conference
Follow this link to find information regarding this year's conference as we celebrate our 1st Annual National Joint Tribal Emergency Management Conference. We have invited Tribal Nation's from across the country. We have many exciting speakers, presentations and activities planned for all. Find more details on our conference page located at the link above.

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The NWTEMC is honored to partner with our Emergency Management partners and our Communities that make our work possible. We partner with PayPal to help raise additional donations for the great work that the Northwest Tribal Emergency Management Coucil performs in Indian Country. Please help us to continue this most important work by clicking on the donate button below. Remember, all donations are tax decuctible and go to help our Tribal Nations throughout the United States. With Warmest Regards,

the NWTEMC Board of Directors Thanks You.