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October 20, 2015
President Obama Announces 2015 White House Tribal Nations Conference

On Thursday, Nov. 5, President Obama will host the 2015 White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference will provide leaders from the 567 federally recognized tribes the opportunity to interact directly with high-level federal government officials and members of the White House Council on Native American Affairs.

September 30, 2015
Energy Department Announces Request for Information on the Remote Alaskan Communities Energy Efficiency Competition

The Energy Department announced today a Request for Information (RFI) to help shape the design of a newly proposed initiative - a Remote Alaskan Communities Energy Efficiency Competition.

September 24, 2015
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Announces New Tribal Energy Technical Assistance Initiative to Help Native American Communities

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz announces actions to strengthen energy support networks among Native American Tribes and Alaska Natives.

September 17, 2015
USDA Helps Reduce High Energy Costs in Tribal Lands

On Sept. 16, 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced five grants to help reduce energy costs for tribes in Alaska, Arizona, and South Dakota where the cost of producing electricity is extremely high.

September 11, 2015
2015 Tribal Energy Summit to Explore Solutions to Energy and Climate Challenges

The U.S. Department of Energy is participating in the Tribal Energy Summit: A Path to Economic Sovereignty in partnership with U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Indian Energy, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED), and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), Sept. 23–25, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

September 3, 2015
President Obama Announces New Investments to Combat Climate Change and Assist Remote Alaskan Communities

On Sept. 2 in Kotzebue, Alaska, the President announced a robust package of resources, funding, and other programs to assist with combatting climate change and building climate resilience in remote Alaskan communities.

September 2, 2015
Energy Department Issues Tribal Energy System Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Report, $6M for Native American Clean Energy Projects

The Energy Department issued a report showing that threats to tribal energy infrastructure are expected to increase due to climate change and announced a $6 million grant opportunity to establish clean energy projects and energy efficiency projects on Indian lands.

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.