Welcome to the Alaska Tribal Conference on Environmental Management ATCEM
ATCEM 2013 Hosted by ANTHC!
The 19th Annual ATCEM Conference will be held November 12-15, 2013
at the Hilton Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska.
Healthy and Sustainable Tribal Communities
ATCEM's purpose is to educate, equip, and empower Tribal organizations to build capacity to address
environmental health challenges in rural communities
If you have any questions regarding the conference, you can contact Kimberly Smith at
1-800-560-8637 extension 3498
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous Conferences at a Glance:
Over 300 attendees registered for the conference! 44 breakout sessions included topics on solid waste management, solid waste funding, backhauling, climate change, air quality, environmental health, and more. Attendees also had a chance to go to Everts Air Cargo (in partnership with Total Reclaim) to learn how to package and backhaul electronic waste, lead-acid batteries, fluorescent bulbs and plastic. To learn more on e-waste, click here to view Total Reclaim's website.
Master of ceremonies speakers:Rose Kalistook (ONC) and Violet Yeaton (Port Graham.) Opening keynote speaker, Mr. Lincoln Bean Sr., ANTHC Board Member. Tuesday morning keynote address by Dr. Phyllis Fast, University of Alaska Anchorage. Lucheon keynote speaker, Mr. Joel Neimeyer, Federal Co-Chair of the Denali Commission. Wednesday morning keynote address by Ms. Diane Benson of Anchorage. Closing keynote address by Dr. James Berner, ANTHC, Director of Community Health. Thank you to all keynote speakers!
ATCEM Planning Committee received the "Education in Leadership Award" from ALPAR!
Pictures of the 2010 Conference
Pictures of the 2009 Conference
Thank you to all the presenters for presenting at the ATCEM conference, we had over 44 breakout sessions. Take a moment to view the presentations.
Climate Change Assessment in the Northwest Arctic, presented by Mike Brubaker, Director, Center for Climate & Health, ANTHC
Making the Link: Protecting the Link Protecting the Health of Our People, presented by Vi Waghiyi, Sarah Petras and Colleen Keane,Alaksa Community Action on Toxics (ACAT)
Air Quality Issues for Native Alaskans, presented by Bob Morgan, ADEC, Division of Air Qulity
Youth Action on Climate Change, presented by Alaska Youth for Environmental Action leaders (AYEA)
Alaska Rural Utility Collaborative (ARUC), presented by John Nichols, ARUC Manager, ANTHC.
DEC Drinking Water Program Overview, presented by ADEC Drinking Water Program staff
Health Impact Assessment, presented by Jacob Bell, Program Manager for ANTHC's Health Impact Assessment Program
Woodstove Study Changeout, presented by Johna Boulafentis, Environmental Outreach Specialist, Environmental Restoration and Waste Management for the Nez Perce Tribe
Weatherization Best Practices, presented by Mimi Burbage and Cary Bolling, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation
Grants.gov, presented by Martha Barber, US EPA
Hands on Water Quality Assessment, presented by Dr. Birgit Hagedorn and Etta Mutter, Univeristy of Alaska Fairbanks
Spill Reporting Cleanup, presented by ADEC Staff
Home Heating Oil Tanks, presented by ADEC Staff
Short Lived Climate Forces, presented by Laura McKelvey, US EPA