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Join the fastest growing association for Tribal Land Professionals in Indian Country.

NTLA is a non-profit membership organization that represents tribal land professionals. We recognize the benefits of working together on opportunities to further educate and train current land staff and future generations on how to effectively manage the complex issues involved with tribal lands and natural resources. We are dedicated to providing leadership and a unified voice on the importance of providing opportunities for all tribal land professionals to learn and share from and with one another.

Current activities include planning and managing the annual Tribal Land Staff National Conference; developing strategies to improve the way land ownership and management is handled throughout Indian Country; creating a program to award credentials to industry professionals that demonstrate competence in the field of tribal land management operations through a combination of education and work experience; and offering the Indian Land Forum website, a secure site geared specifically for tribal land professionals to share resources, discuss relevant topics and network with their peers.

Become an Individual or Affiliate Member

Here are a few of the benefits of NTLA members.

Membership Benefits

  • Collaborate with like-minded land professionals on issues of significance
  • Network with tribal land experts and professionals
  • Receive conference discounts
  • Learn from experts and obtain certifications (Certification program is coming soon!)
  • Participate on the NTLA Board (Board election process is required)
  • Join our committees
  • Obtain crucial updated information from NTLA 
  • Access to the Indian Land Forum website

Individual Membership $100

Individual Membership helps to support the work of NTLA. Membership is required to serve on one of the many committees or help at the annual conference. Click here to download the Membership and Dues Form.

Affiliate Membership $500

Affiliate Membership is for businesses and nonprofit organizations ONLY. Click here to download the Membership and Dues Form.

There currently is not a tribal membership. Sign your staff up as individual members.


“I joined NTLA because I believe that education and communication are essential tools of empowerment for Indian people and their Nations, especially where there is unity in Indian Country. Educating ourselves is a journey and helping others along that journey makes it all the more worth the toil. NTLA affords this very opportunity. For that I am thankful.” —Starlyn Tourtillott, Tribal Attorney

Indian Land Forum

The Indian Land Forum was developed to provide a secure place for tribal land professionals to share resources, discuss relevant topics and network with their peers throughout Indian Country.