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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


Register now for ATCEM at 


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

2013 Topics:

  • Solid Waste
  • Air Quality
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Indian General Assistance Program (IGAP) Job Skills
  • Technical Trainings
  • And much, much more.....



Previous Conferences at a Glance:


2010 Conference

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.

Keynote Speakers

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!


ATCEM 2010 ALPAR Award

Pictures of the 2010 Conference

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Pictures of the 2009 Conference

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2009 Presentations

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, 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







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