Founded in 1997, TSWAN is a non-profit alliance of Native American Tribes from throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. We strive to make effective and environmentally responsible solid waste management a priority on our reservations and in our communities.
In the Tribal tradition of being responsible caretakers of the earth, TSWAN works to embody the spirit of environmental stewardship by focusing on improving the way solid waste is managed and controlled on Native American lands. One of our primary goals is to share technical expertise, information and educational resources, and opportunities with one another, as well as providing Tribal perspective to agencies and organizations designing waste programs so they are effective in Indian Country. To date, we are the only united Indian consortium on solid waste policy and other environment-related matters.
We hope this site is a great resource to our member tribes and partner organizations. For more information about our philosophy and goals, please take a look at our mission statement and TSWAN Background.