Education Outreach Networking Unity

About NTLA

As tribes continue to effectively manage their land and natural resources, the need for education and sharing of information between Indian nations is greater than ever.

Healhty Lands, Buffalo

NTLA seeks to work in harmony with tribal nations to create opportunities for land and natural resources staff working in land related areas to learn, share and network with their colleagues from other tribes to expand their knowledge and skills related to the many facets of land ownership and management on our reservations.

Each year NTLA and the Indian Land Tenure Foundation co-host the annual Tribal Land Staff National Conference. This national conference helps to meet the need for educational opportunities on the latest issues facing tribes as well as providing an opportunity to network with others  working on land-related issues in Indian Country.  By developing those relationships with others doing similar work in other areas of the country, tribal land staff are able to gain important new insights into managing reservations resources.

The more we learn the more needs we see that must be addressed. With the involvement of the NTLA membership we will continue to learn and grow. We encourage you to join us and take full advantage of the opportunities that the NTLA offers its members.

You only know what you know!

Our objective is to expand tribal land professionals’ knowledge in order to build stronger Indian nations. Whether you are a tribal leader, tribal employee or work for one of the many businesses serving Indian nations, we need your knowledge, experience and involvement to make NTLA a powerful asset for Indian Country.

Take a few minutes to check out the different pages of this website. Learn about us, but also think about what you can do to make NTLA stronger – share your knowledge and expertise by serving on one of our committees. Donate to support the growth of the organization into a stand-alone 501(c)(3) entity; provide a sponsorship to support the annual conference; or make a donation to promote the activities currently being undertaken.

Education + Outreach + Networking = Unity


NTLA is seeking proposals from venues interested in hosting the 9th Tribal Land Staff National Conference. 


Learn more about volunteering for one of our committees.


"It was so good to hear that we are all on the same path – taking ownership of our lands..."

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