Čwe:ʔn Ahskę:nę Hę - Welcome to the Tuscarora Environment Program

High School Internship

2011 summer interns


We're looking for a high school student to join our Office this summer. We have one (1) paid summer internship available for a student from Tuscarora who is entering the 10th grade or higher this Fall 2017. The position will consist of a 30-hr work week and will start June 26, 2017.

The deadline to apply is 4pm, Friday, June, 9, 2017.

Go HERE for more details and how to apply for the position. Look forward to hearing from you all!

(photo: Summer interns at TEP from 2011.)

Water Survey Notice


Technicians from the U.S. Indian Health Services (IHS) sanitation department and Tuscarora Environment Program (TEP) office will be conducting a feasability study set to start in May, to better determine the cost of construction for water lines throughout the Tuscarora Nation territory. We will also explore alternatives that may be available insteaed of a community system.



  • We will survey 10 ft out from each side of the road for anything that could be disturbed by the potential community water system.
  • Small drill holes will be bored closer to the road to measure depth to bedrock for possible pipe installation. After the drilling, the holes will be filled in.
  • With homeowner permission, a point from the front of the house to the possible waterline will be measured and estimated for service connection lines.


For more information contact the TEP office: 716-264-6011.

(Photo credit: http://jefflphoto.com/tag/cherokee-nation/)

2017 Summer Internship


WANTED: 2017 College Summer Interns

We're looking for one (1) college (or post-college) summer intern. The position consists of temporary full-time (40 hrs/week) that will last about 9-10 weeks starting June 5, 2017 at our TEP Office. In addition to the normal work day, the internship might also include travel and weekends. The intern will also be asked to assist in cultural restoration projects as needed.


The DEADLINE to apply is 4pm, Friday, May 12, 2017.

For more details about the internship and how to apply, please check out our internship page HERE.

2017 Summer Camp Opportunities

Coming this summer 2017 the Tuscarora Environment Office, HETF and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) are sponsoring a limited number of students from Tuscarora to attend for FREE 1-week summer environment camps.

These FREE ($350 value) summer camp trips are available to Tuscarora youth between the ages of 11-17 years old. See the list below for the available camps and ages for each camp. The parents of the selected youths are responsible for transportation to/from the camps, and their respective camp materials/gear.

If you are interested in sending your child please give our TEP office a call (#264.6011) for details on how to apply. For more information about the camps, please check out the NYS DEC website HERE.



Camp Pack Forest (Warrensburg, NY) Southern Adirondacks

July 9-14, 201

Open to:

1 boy (ages 14-17) and 1 girl (ages 14-17)


Camp Rushford (Caneadea, NY) Allegany County

July 2-7, 2017

Open to:

2 boys (ages 11-13) and 2 girls (ages 11-13)


Camp Colby (Saranac Lake, NY) Northern Adirondacks

July 2-7, 2017

Open to:

1 boy (ages 11-13) and 1 girl (ages 11-13)