• Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
  • Research Assistant Professor, College Of Law - Dean


  • Heather Tanana et al. (2022). Recommendations for Operational, Administrative, Policy, and Regulatory Reform. Water & Tribes Initiative. Published, 02/01/2022.
  • Heather Tanana & John Ruple (2021). Synching Science and Policy to Address Climate change in Tribal Communities. Natural Resources & Environment. Vol. 36. Published, 12/10/2021.
  • Elizabeth Kronk Warner & Heather Tanana (2021). Indian Country Post-McGirt: Implications for Traditional Energy Development and Beyond. Harvard Envtl. Law Review. Vol. 45. Published, 07/25/2021.
  • Elizabeth Kronk Warner & Heather Tanana (2021). Law of Environmental Protection, Chapter 24 Climate Change, Tribal Sections 24:26-24:30. Vol. 3, Environmental Law Institute. Published, 07/2021.
  • Heather Tanana , Julie Combs & Aila Hoss (2021). Water is Life: Law, Systemic Racism, and Water Security in Indian Country. Health Security. Vol. 19. Published, 06/17/2021.
  • Heather Tanana & et al. (2021). Universal Access to Clean Water for Tribes in the Colorado River Basin. Water & Tribes Initiative. Published, 05/2021.
  • Heather Tanana & Aila Hoss (2021). Beyond the Pandemic: Historical Infrastructure, Funding, and Data Access Challenges in Indian country. Vol. 2. Public Health Law Watch. Published, 03/2021.
  • John Ruple & Heather Tanana (2020). NEPA at 50: An Empirical Analysis of NEPA in the Courts. Rocky Mtn. Min. L. Inst. Vol. 66. Published, 12/01/2020.
  • Aila Hoss & Heather Tanana (2020). Upholding Tribal Sovereignty and Promoting Tribal Public Health Capacity During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Vol. 1. Public Health Law Watch. Published, 08/2020.
  • John Ruple & Heather Tanana (2020). Debunking the Myths Behind the NEPA Process. Natural Resources & Environment. Vol. 35. Published, 07/2020.


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Annual Annals of Health Law and Sciences Symposium, Technology and Innovative Care Delivery in Mental Health. Panel, Presented, 11/05/2021.
  • University of Utah, S.J. Quinney COL, Part II: The Legal Realities of Native Americans in Utah and How You Can Help. Panel, Presented, 10/22/2021.
  • APA Colorado, Making the Case for Water Equity: The Planner's Role. Panel, Presented, 10/20/2021.
  • University of Utah, Global Change & Sustainability Center Seminar Presentation, Universal Access to Clean Water for Tribal Communities . Presentation, Presented, 10/19/2021.
  • Colorado Water Conservation Board, Equity in Water Conference & Workshop, Keynote . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/30/2021.
  • University of Colorado – Boulder, 41st Annual Colorado Law Conference on Natural Resources, Equity in the Colorado River Basin: How to Sustainably Manage a Shrinking Resource, Universal Access to Clean Water on Tribal Lands, Universal Access to Clean Water for Tribal Communities . Presentation, Presented, 09/29/2021.
  • Utah State Historical Society, Historicizing COVID-19 in Navajo Nation. Panel, Presented, 09/20/2021.
  • Western States Water Council & Native American Rights Fund, Symposium on the Settlement of Indian Reserved Water Rights Claims, Colorado River Water & Tribes Initiative. Panel, Presented, 08/25/2021.
  • Harvard Environmental Law Review, Environmental Justice Symposium. Panel, Presented, 04/15/2021.
  • University of Denver – Sturm College of Law, Environmental Justice & Water Panel. Panel, Presented, 03/05/2021.
  • Arizona State University, Academy for Justice Symposium: COVID-19 and Vulnerable Populations. Panel, Presented, 12/14/2020.
  • University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, Law Review Symposium: The Law & Ethics of Medical Research, Medical Research as Public Health Initiative. Panel, Presented, 11/20/2020.