The Office of Indian Energy coordinates and manages the government-to-government and intertribal collaboration involved in carrying out all DOE tribal energy-related activities and initiatives prescribed through the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Learn more about the Office of Indian Energy program initiatives.
Established by Energy Secretary Steven Chu, the Indian Country Energy and Infrastructure Working Group guides the strategic planning and implementation of DOE’s tribal energy programs and policies.
Held in May 2011, the Department's Tribal Summit with American Indian and Alaska Native leaders was attended by over 350 participants ranging from tribal leaders to congressional staff to private sector representatives. Aimed primarily at engaging an interactive government-to-government dialogue, the Summit was preceded the day prior by a series of DOE and Tribal leadership themed roundtables.
In March and April 2011, the Office of Indian Energy conducted 8 roundtables with tribal leadership, tribal organizations, and other entities interested or involved in energy development in Indian Country. The goal of the roundtable discussions was to identify the various opportunities, obstacles, and issues in energy development, infrastructure, education, financing, and electrification in Indian Country.