About the Tribal Pesticide Program Council

The TPPC is a tribal technical resource and program and policy dialogue and development group, focused on pesticide issues and concerns. It is composed of authorized representatives from federally recognized tribes and Indian nations and intertribal organizations. Authorization must be in writing by a letter from either the Tribal Chairperson or a letter or resolution from the Tribal Council or similar governing body. Authorized representatives from intertribal organizations who are interested in pesticide issues also participate, and may vote.


At this time there are 42 authorized representatives, including some authorized alternates. Thirty-two tribes or Indian nations and two inter-tribal organizatons have authorized representatives. They are: Navajo Nation, Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe, Colville Confederated Tribes, Aroostook Band of Micmacs, Pauma/Yuima Band of Mission Indians, Cortina Rancheria (Wintun), Quechan Indian Tribe, Coeur d=Alene Indian Tribe, Yurok Tribe, Leech Lake Tribe of Minnesota Chippewa, Cocopah Indian Tribe, Native Village of Unalakleet (Alaska), Hopi Tribe, Jicarilla Apache Nation, Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, Gila River Indian Community, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Oglala Sioux Tribe, Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska, Blackfeet Tribe, Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, White Earth Band of Minnesota Chippewa, Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma, Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, Yakama Nation, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Yankton Sioux Tribe and Omaha Tribe of Nebraska.

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The two intertribal organizations who have authorized representatives are the California Indian Basketweavers Association (CIBA) and the Intertribal Council of Arizona (ITCA).

All tribes and Indian nations and intertribal organizations who are interested in pesticide issues and concerns and want to participate in the TPPC are welcome to authorize a representative to the TPPC, by mailing the required authorization to the TPPC Coordinator. Her contact information is in the last paragraph on page 6.

The TPPC is governed by an 11 member elected Executive Committee, and an elected Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson.

All TPPC Council members are responsible for ensuring representation of the tribes and Indian nations within their region at meetings of the TPPC, determining and raising issues of importance to those tribes or nations, and relaying information back to the tribe or Indian nation represented by each Council Member. Each member is encouraged to consult with the tribes or Indian nations in their region and the EPA Regional Office in their Region before each TPPC meeting to identify program needs and issues as well.

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