Plenary presentation given by T. Williams

Director, Office of Indian Affairs, U.S. EPA, 401 M Street SW, Mail Stop 4101, Washington, DC 20460

Summary prepared by D.L. Tillison

Great Plains-Rocky Mountain Hazardous Substance Research Center, 5728 E. 10th St., Wichita, KS 67208


Terry Williams (Puyallup tribe) was asked by Carol Browner, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, to head the Office of Indian Affairs at U.S. EPA. Williams uses his personal experience as an Indian tribal member to determine areas of focus for his office. Williams will work with 13 staff members to ensure that EPA's existing Native American programs serve tribes in meaningful ways. Williams has found broad support within EPA for his work. Williams gave a brief history of U.S. legislation that has strongly affected tribes.


Native American, Indian, Environmental Protection Agency, tribes

This paper is from the Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference on Hazardous Waste Research 1995, published in hard copy and on the Web by the Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Hazardous Substance Research Center.

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