Engaging with the leaders of Tribal Nations is critical for the Energy Department. Last week in Denver David Huizenga, Senior Advisor for Environmental Management, and I met with the leaders of eight Tribal Nations to discuss progress in the nuclear cleanup and build partnerships to better shape the future of Energy Department sites.
This dialogue marked the largest gathering of leaders of Tribal Nations located near our Office of Environmental Management cleanup sites with senior Department of Energy officials for a high-level discussion.
Editor's Note: This blog is authored by Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement. This was originally posted on the White House blog.
Money doesn’t grow on trees, but it does grow from developing your school and business to the point that you’re ready to compete for a Department of Energy funding opportunity. Our office’s mission is to make sure that the energy programs here, including our competitive funding opportunities, are accessible to minorities and historically disadvantaged communities.