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 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….

SNCC Inaugural Spring Quarterly

SNCC Inaugural Spring Quarterly

SPRING 2016 From the Tribal Front: we present the work and values of the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative in this inaugural newsletter! SANTA FE, New Mexico | Greetings from the awe-inspiring landscapes of New Mexico! The spring weather is finally here, and we at the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative are excited to share our inaugural Read more….

PBS Broadcast Premiere of Native American Green: New Directions in Tribal Housing

PBS Broadcast Premiere of Native American Green: New Directions in Tribal Housing

Our PBS Natural Heroes TV episode Native American Green is now airing on stations across the country. You can tune in locally or stream the program below. Produced by Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative with Adventure Pictures, the show tells the story of a remarkable transformation in green architecture on Native American lands. A new generation of tribal leaders, architects and planners is creating sustainable buildings Read more….