This page provides information on legislative (tribal, state, and federal) activities relating to emergency management and homeland security in Indian Country.
January 20th, 2009: With a new Administration, it is time to remind and reaffirm with our Federal partners the Priorities of Native American Tribal Nations.
Below is the Senate Indian Affairs Committee's priorities for the economic stimulus package outlined in a letter to President Obama. The proposal outlines programs and projects that will address the severe infrastructure and employment needs within our nation's Native American communities.
The Northwest Tribal Emergency Management Council currently has a proposal before Washington State's Congressional delegation asking that the 29 tribes of the State be considered for dedicated Homeland Security funding to provide emergency management and homeland security services as well as meet Federal and State mandates necessary to prepare and protect people, property and the environment. The proposal can be found below:
Senate Bill 5296, 2007-08 : Establishing the emergency management, preparedness, and assistance account.
This bill will provide a dedicated stream of funding to help Washington's tribes, counties and local jurisdictions participate in, and meet the federal and state mandates of, emergency management and homeland security.
More information on this important legislation can be found on the Washington State Legislature website: