2015 - 2nd Annual National Tribal Emergency Management Conference
Registration is now Open!
August 10th - 14th, 2015
The 12th Annual 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. For conference details and to register for this year's conference, follow this link below:
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 email@example.com.
WHY JOIN THE NORTHWEST TRIBAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL....HERE ARE THREE MAIN REASONS WHY!
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
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: NEXT NWTEMC MEETING
February 19th, 2015
The NWTEMC meeting will be held at the Stillaguamish Tribe's
Angel of the Winds Casino and Hotel
3438 Stoluckquamish Lane
Arlington, WA 98223
Call 360-474-9740 or 1-877-394-8210 for reservations
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
FOR ALL DONATIONS
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
the NWTEMC Board of Directors Thanks You.
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.