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NWTEMC Tribal Partners

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Colville Confederated Tribes

Coeur D'Alene Tribe
Coeur D'Alene Tribe

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Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians

Cowlitz Indian Tribe
Cowlitz Indian Tribe

hoh tribe
Hoh Indian Tribe

Kalispel Tribe logo
Kalispel Tribe of Indians

Lower Elwha Klallam

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Lummi Nation

muckleshoot tribe
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

Nez Perce Tribe

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Nisqually Indian Tribe

nooksack tribe
Nooksack Indian Tribe

Quinault Tribe
Quinault Indian Nation

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Quileute Nation

Samish Indian Nation

sauk-suiattle indian tribe
Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe

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Scammon Bay Native Village, Alaska

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Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

Siletz Tribes
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

Spokane Tribe
Spokane Tribe of Indians

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Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians

swinomish tribe
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

Tulalip Tribes

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Upper Skagit Tribe

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Village Council of Mekoryuk, Alaska

Legislative Activity

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.

Tribal Recovery Letter to President.pdf


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:

NWTEMC congressional proposal


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:

Senate Bill 5296