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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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Quileute Nation

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Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe

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Scammon Bay Native Village, Alaska

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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



Registration for the 2016 NWTEMC JOINT TRIBAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CONFERENCE is OPEN for one more week:

Registration is open for one more week. This year's conference will be held May 2nd- May 6th, 2016 at the beautiful Norhtern Quest Casino and Hotel again, in Airway Heights, Washington. Please follow this link for all conference details and registration information at: 2016 NWTEMC Joint Tribal Emergency Preparedness Conference Details and Registration Information

For added convenience, our Pay Pal information can be found at the bottom or this home page for instant payment or ongoing donations and financial support. The Board of Directors and membership thanks you!

Breaking News

Registration is now open for the 2016 National Tribal Emergency Management Conference at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, California. Please join us this year as we welcome great speakers, even greater presentations and our first coast to coast communications exercise featuring our ESF 2 Sub-committee, the National Tribal Amateur Radio Association. Please follow this link for all conference details regarding information and registration at: 2016 Registration for the National Tribal Emergency Management Conference at Tachi Palace


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



February 18th, 2016



The NWTEMC meeting will be held at the Stillaguamish Tribe's

Angel of the Winds Casino and Hotel


located at:

3438 Stoluckquamish Lane

Arlington, WA  98223


Special Room Rates have been arranged, just mention the NWTEMC :

The Stillaguamish Angels of the Winds Casino and Hotel

3438 Stoluckquamish Lane

Arlington, WA 98223


Call 360-474-9740 or 1-877-394-8210 for reservations

For even easier booking of your room, just follow this link:

Book On Line

Copy of the Draft Agenda to be posted soon, please check back

2014 1st Annual National Joint Tribal Emergency Management Conference
Follow this link to find information regarding 2014's big event as we celebrated the 1st Annual National Joint Tribal Emergency Management Conference. We invited Tribal Nation's from across the country to attend. We had many exciting speakers, presentations and activities for all.

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You asked and we listened. We have found more ways for our members to continue to support the wonderful work that all of our Tribal Partners are performing on a daily basis. We have opened an EBAY store and a Pay Pal Account and will be selling equipment, materials and supplies for our membership. All proceeds will be donated to the NWTEMC so that the organization may continue to support our Tribal programs across the Nation. For added convenience, conference registration fees, purchases and all donations can now be instantly processed through our secure Pay Pal link below.  Don't forget to also visit us at eBay:

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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 eBay and PayPal to help raise additional donations to continue 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 eBay logo above. 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.



PayPal Instructions: NWTEMC-NTEMC has partnered with PayPal to bring an easier donation and registration payment process to our membership and attendees. Just click on the donate button below and enter the purpose for your donation: conference registration, vendor registration, tax deductible donation, and we will take care of the rest. A receipt will automatically be generated and sent to the email address that you enter. Thank you, Stay Safe and Always be Prepared!