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 Spring Quarterly

SNCC Spring Quarterly

SPRING 2017 SANTA FE, New Mexico | It’s been a busy Spring for us here at Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative. With projects underway at Crow Creek, South Dakota; Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana; and Spokane, Washington; and having returned from a series of exciting conferences, it feels like the ideal time to sit and reflect. Read more….

SNCC Winter Quarterly

SNCC Winter Quarterly

WINTER 2017 TEMPE, Arizona | 2017 will bring new challenges and opportunities to Indian Country. We at the SNCC are poised and ready to push forward with our mission: to develop the capacity for culturally appropriate and environmentally sustainable development within our tribal communities. In this winter newsletter, we are enthusiastic to share creative new Read more….

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….