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August 23, 2011
This wind turbine, along with a solar photovoltaic system, will be used to power the school's off-grid greenhouse. |  Image courtesy of Wind Powering America
Ask Yourself -- What Kind of Projects Have You Done in School?

Ponderosa High School principal David Ross feels that the school’s wind-and-solar hybrid system presents an opportunity for students. Ponderosa is an alternative high school that helps students earn a high school diploma or GED. The school's approximately 75 students range in age from 17 to 20, and the majority are Native American or Hispanic, mostly from underserved communities.

July 27, 2011
Launching the American Indian Research and Education Initiative

The Energy Department has began a unique partnership between the American Indian Higher Education Consortium and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society to bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research and education funding to American Indian students at our Nation’s Tribal Colleges and Universities and other universities.

May 10, 2011
Nez Perce Chairman offers opening prayer at the Indian Energy Tribal Summit. | Courtesy of the Department of Energy
Forging a New Era -- Recapping the Tribal Energy Summit

Forging a new era of Department of Energy and tribal relations, more than 350 people, including representatives from 54 tribes across the continental United States, attended the May 4 and 5 Department of Energy Tribal Summit.

May 5, 2011
Two Tribal Success Stories from the EECBG Program

The Duckwater Shoshone Tribe and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians are using their grant funds to make some much needed retrofits and upgrades.

May 5, 2011
First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary Chu Honor Employees for Public Service Recognition Week

First Lady Michelle Obama thanks employees in this video for Public Service Recognition Week.

May 4, 2011
Tribal Summit Live: 9:30-10 AM ET Today and All Day Tomorrow

Video of the Indian Energy Tribal Summit, which builds on the Department's commitment to work with American Indian and Alaska Native leaders to support clean energy projects on trial lands.

April 27, 2011
Mark Your Calendars: Department of Energy Tribal Summit May 4-5

Next week, on May 4th and 5th, the Department of Energy will host a Tribal Summit. It'll be an opportunity for tribal leaders, Department of Energy leadership, organizations and other constituents to discuss how to best collaborate on important energy and environmental issues.

December 16, 2010
Strengthening Our Commitment to Tribal Energy

The White House hosted a Tribal Nations Conference, which provided leaders from the 565 federally recognized tribes the opportunity to interact directly with the President and representatives from the highest levels of his Administration. The Department of Energy also announced the establishment of an Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs.

October 1, 2010
Secretary Chu and John Berry (foreground) at the Department of Energy Feds Feed Families Event.
DOE Weighs in at 120,000 lbs!

Tom D'Agostino, Under Secretary for Nuclear Security, and Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration, as well as the Energy Department of Energy's Co-Chair to Feds Feed Families, shares the results of the Federal food donation drive.

August 6, 2010
In Alaska, Weatherization Training Goes Home ...(sort of)

See one Alaska weatherization organization that's taking an innovative approach to training.