International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management
444 South Emerson Street
Denver, CO 80209-2216
Phone: (303) 733-0481
Fax: (303) 744-9808
Mr. Tano is an attorney and the president of the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management. He has been working on tribal and indigenous peoples’ issues since the early 1970s as the director of planning and budget for the Administration for Native Americans, as a private consultant and as the general counsel and director of environmental programs at the Council of Energy Resource Tribes. Merv has been a member of several national advisory boards including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Federal Facilities Environmental Restoration Dialogue Committee, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Community Leaders Network and Transportation External Coordination Working Group. He is on the technical advisory committee of the Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation. He was a member of the National Research Council’s Committee to Review Risk Management in the DOE’s Environmental Remediation Program in 1994 and the NRC Committee to Evaluate the Science, Engineering, and Health Basis of the Department of Energy’s Environmental Program in 1995. He has been a member of the program advisory committee of the Waste Management Symposia in Tucson, Arizona since 1994 and is currently a member of the Siting and Waste Facilities Subcommittee of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council.