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August 18, 2015
DOE to Host Tribal Renewable Energy Development Workshop Sept. 1-3 in Colorado

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is hosting an interactive workshop on developing commercial-scale renewable energy projects on tribal lands Sept. 1–3, 2015, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado.

August 18, 2015
Deadline for DOE Indian Country Working Group Nominations Extended to Aug. 24

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is looking for nominations for elected tribal government officials (or designated tribal government employees with authority to act on behalf of the elected officials) to serve as members of the Indian Country Energy and Infrastructure Working Group (ICEIWG).

August 6, 2015
Register for DOE Tribal Leader Forum on Oil and Gas by Aug. 7

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is hosting a forum for tribal leaders on Oil and Gas Technical Assistance Capabilities on Aug. 18 in Denver, Colorado.

July 30, 2015
Aug. 5 Webinar to Showcase Best Practices in Procurement for Tribes

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with the Western Area Power Administration (Western), will present the next Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar, Best Practices in Procurement, on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time.

July 28, 2015
Through a U.S. Department of Energy grant, the Tonto Apache Tribe installed a 76.5-kilowatt photovoltaic system on their administration building to reduce building energy use. Photo by Deb Lastowka, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
DOE Announces Notice of Intent to Issue Funding for Tribal Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs intends to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) later this year that will help promote tribal energy sufficiency by providing funding for Tribes to make their buildings more energy efficient and deploy community-scale clean energy systems.

Eligible applicants for this opportunity include Indian Tribes, Alaska Native regional and village corporations, tribal energy resource development organizations, and tribal consortia on whose Indian land the project will be located.

July 15, 2015
White House Steps Up Commitment to Cultivating Next Generation of Native Leaders

On July 9, the White House hosted the inaugural Tribal Youth Gathering in collaboration with United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) and the Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Health and Human Services (HHS).

July 15, 2015
Both the Tribal Leader Forum and workshop will be held at the Pueblo Cultural Center (photo above) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Energy Department to Host Tribal Leader Forum and Tribal Renewable Energy Development Workshop in New Mexico

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is hosting two back-to-back events July 27–29, 2015, at the Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico: a Tribal Leader Forum on forming tribal utilities and an interactive workshop on developing community-scale renewable energy projects on tribal lands.

July 9, 2015
Energy Department Selects Five Native American Communities to Receive Technical Assistance for Tribal Renewable Energy Project Development

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that five Native American Tribes will receive on-the-ground technical support from DOE’s Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program.

July 9, 2015
Interior Department Announces $11.8 Million to Support Tribal Climate Change Adaptation and Planning Projects

As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to prepare communities for the impacts of climate change, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has awarded $11.8 million in Tribal Climate Resilience Program funding awards.

July 2, 2015
A row of homes on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
USDA Awards Nearly $2 Million for First Phase of Regenerative Community Planned for Pine Ridge Reservation

On June 22, the Oglala Lakota Community on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new sustainable and energy-self-sufficient community conceived and championed by the people who live there.