The Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative (SNCC) focuses on culturally and environmentally sustainable development with American Indian, First Nations, and Indigenous communities worldwide. Through planning, architectural design, technical assistance and research, our services help tribal communities gain self-sufficiency, improve their impacts on the natural world, and develop healthy, green, culturally-appropriate communities.

NATIVE AMERICAN GREEN, airing now on PBS, highlights five successful efforts to build sustainable architecture on tribal lands. This Natural Heroes episode shares the stories behind the project designs, financing and construction, and the transformative effects of such work. Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative and Adventure Pictures produced the documentary with support from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Recent News

SNCC Fall Quarterly

SNCC Fall Quarterly

FALL 2016 SANTA FE, New Mexico | Greetings! In light of the events that have received such impassioned attention over the past few weeks, namely the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline and the presidential election, we feel more compelled than ever to share the work we have been doing in Indian Country and the global Read more….

SNCC Art Blast

SNCC Art Blast

The SNCC Team is Celebrating an Art Grant Award & Three Exhibitions this Season! The SNCC team is celebrating several art happenings this fall: a major art grant and art exhibits at three institutions! If you’ll be in New York, Florida or Northern New Mexico this September, please consider checking out our works: The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation | Read more….

SNCC Summer Quarterly

SNCC Summer Quarterly

SUMMER 2016 From the Tribal Front: we present the work and values of the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative in our second quarterly newsletter! SANTA FE, New Mexico | Greetings from Northern New Mexico, where Summer’s dry heat has us envisioning the impending monsoon. We at Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative (SNCC) have been busy these past three months Read more….