Indigenous Tribes of North America

The Ute Mountain Ute tribe of Colorado is located near Sleeping Ute Mountain.WWE has experience working for indigenous tribes of North America in various states. For these tribes, WWE has assisted with diverse water quality regulatory issues, many of which have involved interaction with relevant state water quality agencies and the federal government.  For example, WWE worked for the Havasupai Tribe on water matters and maintained a field office in the Grand Canyon at Supai. WWE assisted the Umatilla Tribe in Pendleton, Oregon, with evaluating the feasibility of assuming primacy for the Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, RCRA, and FIFRA on the reservation.  For about five years, WWE conducted many assignments related to water quality for a coalition of approximately 12 tribes known as the Mni-Sose Tribes, which are in the Missouri River basin.  The focus of these tribes has been on watershed management and regional water quality protection.