The United States Army Corps of Engineers Tribal Nations Technical Center of Expertise (TNTCX) was established in order to provide a cost-effective administrative tool to improve USACE’s quality and effectiveness in delivering USACE missions and Federal Trust responsibilities to Federally recognized tribes. In that role, the TNTCX can engage 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. The TNTCX program is vital to the successful management of our relationships with Tribal Nations, which helps us maintain and operate key infrastructure projects that contribute to the Nation’s economy, environment, safety, and quality of life - now and in the future.

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Alliance for Engineering Resilient Indigenous Infrastructure (AERII)

Meeting participants included representatives from the University of Alabama, the Alabama Water Institute, the University of New Mexico, Mississippi State University, the University of Georgia, and the Georgia Institute of Technology.Inter-University Research Partnership Meeting

PURPOSE:  To leverage expertise across a variety of institutions and organizations to deliver the most innovative proof of concept solutions to Indigenous communities on topics related to Technology, Infrastructure, and Culture.

NEED:  Indigenous communities across the United States are in dire need of culturally tailored engineering solutions to resolve a host of infrastructure challenges.  These needs are further complicated by the historical disconnect between western approaches to delivering these services and Indigenous perspectives on how solutions should be constructed.  The aim of the alliance is to provide an agile and capable team to outreach and deliver best science, innovation, and culturally sensitive proof of concept projects that support Indigenous culture and sovereignty. 

SUMMARY: On March 3rd, 2022, the USACE Tribal Nations Technical Center of Expertise hosted an inter-university research partnership meeting to align University and Federal research and technical services with the upcoming infrastructure work in Indian Country. Meeting participants included representatives from the University of Alabama, the Alabama Water Institute, the University of New Mexico, Mississippi State University, the University of Georgia, and the Georgia Institute of Technology. Attendees discussed their institution’s research capabilities and resources, upcoming infrastructure work, and next steps toward collaboration. Attendees resolved to develop an alliance for the creation of resilient Indigenous infrastructure.

Contact Us

TNTCX@usace.army.mil

The USACE Tribal Nations Center of Expertise (TNTCX) has offices in two locations in order to better serve Tribal needs:

Tribal Nations Technical Center Expertise
4101 Jefferson Plaza, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

US Army Corp of Engineers
Tribal Nations Technical Center of Expertise
University of Alabama
Box 870215
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0328

Director: Ron Kneebone, Ph.D.
Phone: 505-238-4676
Email: Ronald.R.Kneebone@usace.army.mil

Deputy Director/Operations Chief: Michael P. Fedoroff, RPA
Phone: 205-348-9254
Email: Michael.P.Fedoroff@usace.army.mil

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Tribal Treaties Database

The Tribal Treaties database is an initiative supported by the White House Council on Native American Affairs. It includes agreements between tribal nations and the United States (1778-1886) published in the 1904 work “Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties” (Volume II), compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler.

This is a beta test site, the database will continue to evolve into early 2022 as connections are built  with present-day tribes.

Tribal Treaties Database

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TNTCX Newsletters

  • May

    Spring 2020 Issue No. 9

    Welcome back everyone to a new issue of the TNTCX newsletter. Wow, what an incredible spring we’ve faced together. I pray that you and your families have been able to stay safe during the Covid-19 health crisis. As all of you are aware, many of the Native American communities with whom we work have not been so lucky. Most tribes have had to take unprecedented measures to protect themselves from this invisible outside threat. As I write this, USACE offices and tribes are just now re-opening their office doors for business. We hope you’ll understand as much of our content this month is playing catch-up from the weeks leading up to our lockdown.
  • August

    FALL 2019 Issue No. 8

    Welcome everyone to a new year of Tribal Engagement and a new issue of the TNTCX newsletter. In this issue’s Tribal Perspectives section, we have contributions from both the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations discussing first contact with Europeans and the evolution and importance of indigenous sport. The first quarter of FY 2020 was a hectic time for the Tribal Nations Technical Center. The TNTCX Update catches up on events from the fall, including participation at the Moundville Native American Festival,attendance at the National Congress of the American Indian in Albuquerque, and participation at the Alaska Tribal Conference on Environmental Management (ATCEM) in Anchorage.
  • April

    April 2019 Issue No. 7

    Yes, time again for the new issue of the Tribal Nations Technical Center of Expertise newsletter for April 2019. We at the TNTCX hope you all are enjoying the fine spring weather. We have a number contributions that I think you’ll find interesting in this month’s newsletter. Once again we have a contribution from our partners at the Chickasaw Nation. The TNTCX has lots of updates including the recent SAA’s, the Environmental Research and Review Group (eRARG), and working with our partners across the enterprise.
  • March

    March 2019 Issue No. 6

    Welcome back everyone to the March Tribal Nations Technical Center Newsletter. For many of you around the country, March came in like a lion and went out like a lion. We hope you’re all well, warm, safe, and looking forward to a great April.

Rivercane Restoration Workshop Summary Report

2021 Rivercane Restoration Workshop Summary Report