The Inter Tribal Emergency Management Coalition was
developed in December 2004 to address the implications regarding the local,
state and national all-hazards preparedness planning process in Oklahoma, home
to 39 federally recognized Native American tribes.
The Coalition is comprised of Tribal Emergency Management
agencies’ as well as other emergency response agencies, who share information
and ideas on improving emergency response for member tribes. Participants
include representatives from over 22 Oklahoma tribes and representatives from
the Southwest Center for Public Health Preparedness, U.S. Attorney’s Office,
Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security, and
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management.