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Native Nations

MEA provides legal representation, resources and services to Native Nations. Our work supports recognition of Tribal sovereignty and self-determination and is guided by the needs and requests of Native Nations and other Indigenous partners.

Our Work in Support of Native Nations

POLICY & ADVOCACY

Tracking Environmental Policies that Impact Tribes

Our regular e-updates provide information on proposed legislation and administrative activities related to environmental matters that may impact Tribal interests.

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LEGAL ACTION

Saving Rare Wetlands

When Meteor Timber obtained a permit from the Wisconsin DNR to destroy pristine, forested wetlands in order to build an industrial sand facility, MEA challenged the permit on behalf of the Ho-Chunk Nation. Our legal action resulted in the invalidation of the permit after testimony revealed the permit had been granted by DNR managers over the objections of scientific experts within the agency.

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POLICY & ADVOCACY

Calling for the Shutdown of Enbridge Line 5

MEA is working at the state and national levels to help policymakers and elected officials understand the urgent need to decommission aging fossil fuel infrastructure projects like Enbridge Line 5.

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Resources

MEA GUIDE

Pipeline Regulation Guides

MEA LISTSERV

Legislative & Administrative Updates for Tribes

MEA GUIDE

Environmental Issues & Tribal Nations

MEA GUIDE

Tribal Environmental Regulations