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2015 Tribal Energy Summit: A Path to Economic Sovereignty

The National Tribal Energy Summit: A Path to Economic Sovereignty was held Sept. 23–25, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The summit focused on energy policy priorities important to American Indian Tribes and brought together representatives from tribal and state governments, federal agencies, tribal corporations, private industry, utilities, and academia to explore energy development and security issues identified by tribes and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Indian Country Energy and Infrastructure Working Group. 

The event was sponsored by DOE in cooperation with the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Other participants included the Department of the Interior, Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, and members of Congress and the White House Council on Native American Affairs.

Watch the interview with Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. For more Tribal Energy Summit videos, visit the NCSL YouTube channel.

Summit Program and Presentations

Download the 2015 Tribal Energy Summit program and available presentations. Find additional program details on the NCSL website.