Expanding Opportunity and Addressing Unique Challenges Facing Women and Girls of Color
November 17, 2014 11:35 AM
This White House Council on Women and Girls blog discusses a report released on Nov. 12 that delves into the inequities and distinct challenges facing women of color, while examining some of the efforts underway to close unfair gaps in educational outcomes, pay, career opportunity, health disparities, and more.Read The Full Story
- Landmark Tribal Wind Energy Deal Paves the Way for Tribal-Federal Leadership on Clean Energy
November 13, 2014 3:58 PM
MG2 Tribal Energy, a joint venture between the Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians and commercial wind developer Geronimo Energy, is the first tribal entity to sign a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the federal government. The groundbreaking deal marks the largest wind energy purchase from a single source in federal contracting history.Read The Full Story
Leading the Charge: Chairman Vig Champions Progress, Sustainability
October 20, 2014 5:00 PM
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October 21, 2014Oct. 29 Webinar to Spotlight DOE Energy Programs for Tribes and First Tribally Owned Hydroelectric Facility
Attend the final webinar in the 2014 Tribal Renewable Energy Series on Wednesday, Oct. 29, to learn more about how all the pieces of the tribal energy development puzzle fit together—plus suggest topics of interest for the 2014 series.
October 20, 2014
Based on feedback received during the annual White House Tribal Nations Conference, President Obama established the White House Council on Native American Affairs in June 2013. Chaired by Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, the Council includes representatives from more than 30 federal departments and agencies working collaboratively to promote the development of prosperous and resilient tribal communities by:
1. Promoting sustainable economic development;
2. Supporting greater access to and control over healthcare;
October 7, 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy will host seven tribal consultation sessions and seven stakeholder outreach meetings with Alaska Native federally recognized Tribes and corporations on the National Strategy for the Arctic Region. The sessions will give Alaska Native Tribes and corporations an opportunity to provide input on a 10-year plan to develop renewable energy resources in the Arctic region.
October 2, 2014Obama Administration Announces Competition to Showcase, Support Local and Tribal Climate Action; Applications Due Oct. 27
On October 1, 2014, the Obama Administration announced a new Climate Action Champions competition that will identify, showcase, and invest in up to 15 local and tribal governments across the country that demonstrate an ongoing commitment to cutting carbon pollution and preparing for the impacts of a changing climate.
September 22, 2014
Attend the Tribal Renewable Energy Series Webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 24, and learn about two innovative financing mechanisms that can help move tribal energy projects forward.