Welcome to the National Tribal Air Association!

Since its founding in 2002, the National Tribal Air Association has been a leading voice for Tribal air quality issues, programs, and policies. With over 110 principal member Tribes, the NTAA’s mission is to advance air quality management and policies and programs, consistent with the needs, interests, and unique legal status of American Indian Tribes and Alaskan Natives. Please explore our site and contact us if you have any questions or comments.

--Bill Thompson, Penobscot Nation Vice Chief and NTAA Executive Committee Chair

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us!

NTAA is currently monitoring and working on important Tribal air quality issues including:

  • The VW Settlement regarding violations of the Clean Air Act. For background on this $50 million settlement for Tribes, check out: NTAA’s VW Settlement Work Group page here.
    • The NTAA VW Settlement Work Group and Tribal Air Monitoring Support Center's Steering Committee submitted a letter on November 23rd, 2016 to the Department of Justice in response to a request for Tribes to submit a consolidated list of trustee candidates to manage and distribute the $50 million settlement for Tribes. Click here to view the letter.

  • Indoor Air Quality
    • ​NTAA has re-opened the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Needs Assessment for Indian Country! The NTAA IAQ Work Group has re-opened the IAQ Needs Assessment in hopes that more Tribes will complete the on-line form found here!
    • NTAA has signed onto the National Radon Action Plan to assist in the effort in reducing radon risk in 5 million homes and saving 3,200 lives annually by 2020. To learn more, click here.