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Tribal Lands & Environment Forum (TLEF)
Registration is now open for the 2021 Tribal Lands and Environment Forum: A Virtual Gathering!

We are looking forward to seeing you this August for the 2021 TLEF. This year’s TLEF will once again be virtual, and will take place the week of August 16. While we are not be able to come together in-person, we hope to create a virtual community for all of us that will not only be educational, but also fun and restorative.

Registration is free. Please visit where you will need to create an account and then register. On this site you can also download a PDF copy of the schedule, or you can download a copy right now and start thinking about the sessions you want to attend. Schedule [PDF]

As part of this year’s virtual TLEF we are accepting videos from you for the Virtual Cultural Celebration. We invite you to share a 1 to 3 minute long video of dance, music, harvests, cooking demonstrations, traditional plants, stories, jewelry, regalia, artist demonstrations – anything you would like to share with your colleagues. We would also love to share music important to your Tribe as part of our event and will be sharing music file submissions throughout the conference. You can view the 2020 cultural event at

If you would like to submit a video or music, we have a simple two-step process:
  1. Fill out the Google form at as soon as possible for planning purposes and to assist us in labeling your video or music file, and
  2. Upload your file to no later than Monday, July 26. Please name your file with the title of the video or music as you identified it in the Google form.

In the meantime you can access recordings of last year’s TLEF on this page. We look forward to seeing you this August, and wish you peace and good health.

2020 Tribal Lands and Environment Forum: A Virtual Gathering

The 2020 TLEF Proposal deadline has passed. Thank you so much for your interest and we look forward to having you join us for this event in August. For more information and to submit a proposal:

Submission Deadline: FRIDAY, MAY 8

Past TLEFs:

*Note: links below for presentations will redirect to files on; links to photos are redirected to If you have difficulty accessing these files, please contact ITEP.

2020 TLEF: 2020 Tribal Lands & Environment Forum: Virtual Gathering
Virtual Conference
August 17-27, 2020

2020 TLEF Presentations

2019 TLEF: Palm Springs Renaissance Hotel and Palm Springs Convention Center
Palm Springs, CA
August 19-22, 2019

2019 TLEF Presentations

2019 TLEF Booklet [pdf]

2019 TLEF Highlights video [mp4]

2018 TLEF: Spokane Convention Center
Spokane, WA
August 13-16, 2018

2018 TLEF Presentations

2018 TLEF Booklet [pdf]

2018 TLEF Highlights video [mp4]

2017 TLEF: Cox Business Center
Tulsa, OK
August 14-17, 2017

2017 TLEF Presentations

2017 TLEF Attendee Networking list. [pdf]

2016 TLEF: Mohegan Sun Resort
Uncasville, CN
August 15-18, 2016

2019 TLEF Presentations

2016 TLEF Conference Booklet [pdf]

2016 TLEF Attendee Networking list [pdf]

2013 TLEF: Hyatt Regency Tamaya
Pueblo of Santa Ana
August 19-22, 2013

2013 TLEF Presentations

2013 TLEF Conference Booklet [pdf]

2013 TLEF Attendee Networking List [pdf]

2012 TLEF: Mill Casino and Hotel, Coquille Indian Tribe
Coos Bay, OR
August 20-23, 2012

2012 TLEF Presentations

2012 TLEF Attendee Networking List [pdf]

2012 TLEF Presenter Bios [pdf]

2012 TLEF Agenda Booklet [pdf]

2011 TLEF: Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
Oneida/Green Bay, WI
August 23-25, 2011

2011 TLEF Presentations

2010 TLEF: US Grant Hotel
San Diego, CA
August 24-26, 2010

2010 TLEF Presentations

For more information please contact:
Todd Barnell

Project Director

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