NTAA: Resources

Indoor Air Quality Work Group


The NTAA Indoor Air Quality Work Group is comprised of Tribal Professionals with an interest in indoor air quality in Tribal homes and other buildings. IAQ refers to the air quality in and around buildings and structures as it relates to the health and comfort of the building occupants.
NTAA's IAQ Work Group strives to help improve IAQ in Indian country by developing policy actions on IAQ issues including:

IAQ home assessments
Healthy Home IAQ Kits
Water intrusion issues
Radon testing in Tribal homes and communities
Radon mitigation
Funding needs for IAQ activities in Indian country
Addressing asthma disparities

The NTAA IAQ has released the 2017 National Indoor Air Quality Needs Assessment for Indian Country: Updated and Revised Edition. You can read it here.

Conference Calls of the NTAA IAQ Work Group occur on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 2 pm ET. For information on our next call, please Check our Calendar.

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For more information, please contact:

Carol KriebsCarol Kriebs, Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska
carol.kriebs@sacfoxenviro.org



Elaine WilsonElaine Wilson, Program Coordinator, Sr.
Elaine.Wilson@nau.edu

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IAQ Funding Sources


THHN Funding Opportunities

A list of funding streams that can address IAQ and home health and safety issues – check with each funder for availability.

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The National Tribal Air Association is funded
through a grant from the United States
Environmental Protection Agency's
Office of Air & Radiation (OAR)

National Tribal Air Association • PO Box 15004 • Flagstaff, AZ 86011 • (928)523-0526 • (928)523-1266 (fax)

Other IAQ Sources


Tribal Healthy Homes Network’s Tribal Healthy Homes IAQ home kits
Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals’ Indoor Air Quality in Tribal Communities Home Page
American Lung Association’s Healthy Indoor Air Resource Page


The Aleknagik Traditional Council worked with Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and partners to create several educational video on Indoor Air Quality including:

     Let’s Clear the Air: How to Take Care of Your HRV


     Let's Clear the Air: Simple Steps to a Healthier Home
     Click HERE to view video.

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The National Tribal Air Association is funded
through a grant from the United States
Environmental Protection Agency's
Office of Air & Radiation (OAR)

National Tribal Air Association • PO Box 15004 • Flagstaff, AZ 86011 • (928)523-0526 • (928)523-1266 (fax)

EPA IAQ Resources


EPA’s IAQ Website
EPA’s IAQ Tribal Partners Program
Creating Healthy Indoor Environments in Schools

Tribal Indoor Air and Radiation Strategy and Plan The U.S. EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation recently published their Tribal Indoor Air and Radiation Strategy and Plan. The plan reflects the priorities of the Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), the Office of Radiation & Indoor Air (ORIA), and the needs and priorities as expressed by many of the Tribes. This plan will discuss ORIA’s Tribal goals, and objectives and the specific activities that ORIA will conduct to meet them. This strategy and plan is considered a "living document." Click here for document

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.

The U.S. EPA’s Region 10 office has produced indoor-air related resources for Tribes that can be found here and include:
  • A list of funding streams that can address IAQ and home health and safety issues – check with each funder for availability
  • Work plan template language that your Tribe can use to include IAQ activities in EPA grants like IGAP or CAA 103 [Note: these are not official grants guidance documents – confirm all work plan components with your Project Officer]
  • An EPA power point presentation with funding sources for IAQ work and several Tribal IAQ case studies.
To answer questions you may have about these resources, please contact Erin McTigue at the U.S. EPA Region 10 office at mctigue.erin@epa.gov

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The National Tribal Air Association is funded
through a grant from the United States
Environmental Protection Agency's
Office of Air & Radiation (OAR)

National Tribal Air Association • PO Box 15004 • Flagstaff, AZ 86011 • (928)523-0526 • (928)523-1266 (fax)

NTAA IAQ Resources



The NTAA Indoor Air Quality Work Group hosted a Federal Listening Session on Thursday October 20th at 2 pm ET entitled, “Stories of Bees, Bed Bugs and Hoarding: IAQ & Public Health Concerns.” Click here to view the presentation.

NTAA’s Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Work Group will help improve IAQ in Indian Country by developing policy actions on IAQ issues including: IAQ home assessments; Healthy Home IAQ Kits; Water intrusion issues; Radon testing in Tribal homes and communities; Radon mitigation; Funding needs for IAQ activities in Indian Country; Addressing asthma disparities.

On November, 19th, 2015, the NTAA held a national webinar entitled, “NTAA’s Federal Listening Session: Stories of Healthy Homes in Tribal Communities.” This webinar shared stories from across Indian Country and how to move IAQ forward to improve Tribal housing. You can download the presentations from that webinar here:
Presentation by Dean Henry of the Tulalip Tribes
Presentation by Danial Suazo of the Taos Pueblo
A video produced by Tina Tinker of the Aleknagik Traditional Council in Alaska.

Click here for a fact sheet on the NTAA IAQ Work Group.

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.

On October 20th, 2016, NTAA’s Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Working Group hosted a Federal Listening Session/Webinar entitled, “Stories of Bees, Bed Bugs and Hoarding: IAQ & Public Health Concerns”

The recording covers several stories from Indian Country as well as provide the listener with important resources on dealing with these IAQ challenges.

Listen to the audio presentation here:


Onkwariwashona - Bee Extraction Intro Video

Tribal Presicide Program Council Presentation - Download (pptx)

Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) and Bedbugs Presentation - Download (pptx)

IAQ Picture Presentation - Download (pptx)

Work Group Meeting Notes

August 17th, 2017
June 8th, 2017
May 3rd, 2017 (NTFAQ)
April 6th, 2017
January 12th, 2017