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 U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, members of Congress, and the White House Council on Native American Affairs.
To watch videos of Tribal Energy Summit sessions and interviews with attendees, visit the NCSL YouTube channel.