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ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE IN INDIAN COUNTRY TO BE HELD AUG. 3-4
Release Date: 07/28/2000
FOR RELEASE: FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2000
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL
JUSTICE IN INDIAN COUNTRY TO BE HELD AUG. 3-4
The Federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice is holding a two-day meeting on Aug. 3-4 to address environmental justice issues relating to Native American and Alaska Native Tribes. The meeting will provide a national forum to discuss issues including: responsibilities of the federal government, and the states; and tribal governments and implications of environmental justice for industrial development. Participants in the workshop will include representatives from tribal governments, tribal community-based organizations, inter-tribal organizations, federal and state government organizations and industry representatives. Federal agencies supporting the workshop are: EPA, the Department of Energy, the Department of Interior, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Defense and theDepartment of Agriculture. The meeting will be at the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, 9169 Coors Rd. N.W., Albuquerque, N.M., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To obtain more information and to register, contact Derrick Watchman at 202-586-0211 or Jessica Alcorn at 202-586-0798.