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2015 National Tribal Forum presentations

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Session 1, (1 pm-3pm): Agilaire: Optimizing air quality data flow with AirVision and Model 8872
Session 2, (1 pm-5 pm): Data Smackdown! Come visit with TAMS Center’s Melinda Ronca-Battista about your data management, analysis, or interpretation needs. She has tools and resources to help! Reservations recommended: contact

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

7:30-8:00 am Registration & Breakfast

8:00-8:45 am Invocation & Welcoming Remarks
Ann Marie Chischilly, ITEP; Bill Thompson, Penobscot Indian Nation; Greg Gree, US EPA OAQPS
Chairman Mandoka, Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi

8:45-9:30 am Introduction of Conference Participants

9:30-10:00 am Keynote Address: Lee Sprague n/a

10:00-10:15 am Break

10:15-11:30 am National & Regional Tribal Priorities (NTAA)

11:30 am-12:30 pm A Conversation with EPA Leadership n/a
Janet McCabe (EPA-OAR), Matthew Tejada (EPA-OECA)

12:30-2:00 pm LUNCH (on your own)
NTAA Working Lunch (Principle Member Tribes)

2:00-3:30 pm Breakout Sessions

3:30-5:00 pm Networking Clubhouse & Day 1 Raffle Drawing

5:30-7:30 pm Virgil Masayesva Award Ceremony & Buffet Dinner (Optional)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

8:00-8:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30-10:00 am Plenary Session—Oil and Gas Extraction (Fracking)

10:00-10:30 am Networking Break

10:30 am-12:00 pm Eco-Café & Poster Session & Working Lunch (provided) n/a

12:30-1:00 pm Keynote Address: Winona LaDuke n/a

1:00-1:30 pm Networking Break

1:30-3:00 pm Breakout Sessions

3:00-3:30 pm Networking Break

3:30-5:00 pm Breakout Sessions
  • Air Quality Policy – Mining
  • Climate Change
  • Air Quality Technical & Outreach
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • 5:15-6:00 pm NTAA Indoor Air Quality Workgroup Meeting (Optional) n/a

    6:00-8:00 pm Tour of Pine Creek Reservation (Optional) n/a

    Thursday, May 21, 2015

    8:00-8:30 am Registration & Coffee

    8:30-9:15 am TAMS Steering Committee Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan

    9:15-9:45 am Break

    9:45-11:15 am Breakout Sessions

    11:15-11:30 am Break

    11:30 am-12:30 pm Plenary Session – Air Quality and Health Effects

    12:30 pm-1:00 pm Closing Ceremony & Final Raffle Drawing

    Optional Training Sessions
    2:00-3:00 pm Alicat Scientific: Fixing Your Flow Calibration: Common Calibration Issues and Solutions n/a

    Lydia Scheer, Program Coordinator, Sr.
    NAU - ITEP
    Andy Bessler, Project Director
    National Tribal Air Association - NAU