The Thlopthlocco Tribal Town got its name by the sound of the wind blowing through the lily pads (Thlop-thlocco, Thlop-thlocco)

Mr. Charles Coleman
Thlopthlocco Tribal Warrior

Enhancing Western and Non-Western Nature-Based Solutions And Relationships

Our goal

This N-EWN project is a collaboration between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Tribal Nations Technical Center of Expertise (TNTCX), the USACE Network for Engineering with Nature (N-EWN), and the University of Georgia (UGA). The project proponents are seeking collaboration with interested Tribal communities in the development of methodologies for the co-production of natural infrastructure in water resource planning programs and projects in Indian Country. We acknowledge that previous efforts to define problems and understand partner priorities in Indian Country have failed to effectively engage the communities being impacted. Through this project we hope to identify themes common to water infrastructure management and decision making in Indian Country and elicit Tribal community worldviews relating to hydrologic processes, ecological functions, infrastructure, and NBS. In collaboration with our Tribal partners we are seeking guidance on integrating Indigenous and engineering ontologies, knowledge, and ways of managing resources into Federal decision making.

Who we are

The United States Army Corps of Engineers Tribal Nations Technical Center of Expertise (TNTCX) was established in order to improve USACE’s quality and effectiveness in delivering USACE missions and Federal Trust responsibilities to Federally recognized tribes. In this role, the TNTCX engages with each of the 574 Federally recognized Native American Tribes, national and regional organizations representing Native American governments, Native American communities, and the USACE Commands serving those communities.

Listening Groups

In collaboration with tribal and other community partners, we will conduct two regional (East and West) listening sessions/focus groups to identify themes common to water infrastructure management and decision making in Indian Country.

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Tell us the word for water in your native language; we’ll include submissions in an upcoming video. To send photos along with your submission, email them to n-ewnempathy@usace.army.mil

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3 Responses

  1. Brian Zettle says:

    This is looking good. Can’t wait to discuss today.

  2. Sarah says:

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