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February 19, 2015
The Rocky Mountain Youth Corps' Jasmine Ramero found a new career in weatherization with help from the Energy Department.| Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain Youth Corps
How the Weatherization Assistance Program Changed Jasmine’s Life

Jasmine Ramero learned how to weatherize homes through a program supported by the Energy Department, as a member of the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps....

February 17, 2015
Video Highlights How Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe is Cutting Energy Costs
With the help of a U.S. Department of Energy grant and in partnership with the Clallam County Public Utility District, the Lower Elwha Klallam Trib...
February 17, 2015
White House Launches the Generation Indigenous Native Youth Challenge
On February 17, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Cecilia Muñoz announced the launch of the Generation Indigenous Native Youth C...
January 30, 2015
Former Tribal Energy Program Intern Guides Tribes Toward a More Sustainable Path
Suzanne Singer is working at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) as an Energy and Thermal Fluids Analyst where she has an ongoing pro...
January 22, 2015
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Blue Lake Rancheria—Forging a Path toward Climate Resiliency
The Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe is one of 16 communities selected as Climate Action Champions by the Obama Administration in December for exceptional...
January 7, 2015
Tribal Leaders Provide White House with Input on Bolstering Climate Resilience
Tribes and Alaska Native Villages feel the brunt of a changing climate in direct and significant ways that undermine their cultures, economies, and...
December 16, 2014
U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz poses with attendees to a welcome lunch for Arizona tribal leaders. | Photo by Peter Jordan Photography.
Secretary Moniz Reaffirms Energy Department’s Commitment to Tribal Partnerships

Secretary Moniz traveled to Arizona last week for a summit with tribal leaders, part of our work to build upon President Obama’s commitment to...

November 20, 2014
Sunrise at Pilgrim Hot Springs outside of Nome, Alaska. | Photo courtesy of CPike,  Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP).
Pilgrim's Progress: An Update on Geothermal Potential in Alaska

A resource in central Alaska is showing promise for geothermal development—the renewable energy that draws on Earth’s natural heat for electricity...

November 17, 2014
Expanding Opportunity and Addressing Unique Challenges Facing Women and Girls of Color

This White House Council on Women and Girls blog discusses a report released on Nov. 12 that delves into the inequities and distinct challenges...

November 13, 2014
Photo by Warren Gretz, NREL 07317.
Landmark Tribal Wind Energy Deal Paves the Way for Tribal-Federal Leadership on Clean Energy

MG2 Tribal Energy, a joint venture between the Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians and commercial wind developer Geronimo Energy, is the first...

October 20, 2014
Minto Upgrades Community Lodge with START Support
The Lakeview Lodge is the heart of Minto, a small Alaska Native village 126 miles northwest of Fairbanks.
October 20, 2014
Leading the Charge: Chairman Vig Champions Progress, Sustainability
This issue we had the opportunity to speak with Chairman Charlie Vig of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (MN).
October 20, 2014
Winning the Future: Grand Ronde Solar Projects Reduce Pollution, Cut Costs
The tribal government is challenged to find innovative ways to both improve social and economic stability and promote a sustainable environment.
October 16, 2014
Energy Ambassadors to Provide Front Line Support for Alaska Native Villages
In Alaska, many Native villages and regional corporations are pursuing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects as part of their long-term s...
September 23, 2014
Fond du Lac Band Leads Climate Resilience Efforts on Lake Superior Chippewa Indian Reservation
From the White House Council on Environmental Quality blog: Last Friday I had the pleasure of visiting the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippe...
September 22, 2014
A 900-kW Native-owned wind farm generates 10% of Nome's electricity, reducing dependence on diesel fuel. Photo from Bering Straits Native Corp., NREL 16298
Laying the Foundation for a More Energy-Secure Future in Rural Alaska

Based on strong interest and several requests from tribal entities across the Bering Straits region, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of...

September 17, 2014
DOE Tribal Intern Aims to Improve Conditions in Indian Country by Addressing Barriers to Renewable Energy Development
This guest blog by DOE Tribal Energy Program Intern Tommy Jones is the second in a three-part series highlighting the experience of the college stu...
July 22, 2014
The 2014 Sandia/Tribal Energy Program summer interns:  Aaron Cate, Sandra Begay-Campbell, Thomas Jones, and Len Necefer. Photo from Sandra Begay-Campbell, Sandia National Laboratories
DOE Tribal Intern Focuses on Integrating Energy Policy and Navajo Cultural Values
My interest in energy planning on the Navajo Nation stemmed from the desire to improve energy resource development in my own community. The legacy ...
July 1, 2014
Solar Viewed as Triple Boon for Bishop Paiute Tribe

For the Bishop Paiute Tribe of California, clean energy projects offer a way to feed three birds with one seed. By taking steps to reduce energy...

June 17, 2014
EERE Success Story—Enhanced Efficiency of Wind-Diesel Power Generation in Tribal Villages
This project is benefiting tribal communities in Alaska with fuel savings, increased revenues to local utilities, reduced heating cost, as well as ...
June 10, 2014
The Oahe Dam in South Dakota (pictured here) is one of the federal hydropower resources operated by the Western Area Power Administration. As part of a recent tribal leader dialogue, officials from the Energy Department, the Western Area Power Administration and South Dakota tribal leaders discussed ways to lower energy costs for tribes, including options for receiving federal hydroelectricity directly from the Western Area Power Administration instead of from third-party utilities. | Photo courtesy of South Dakota state government.
Energy Department and South Dakota Tribal Leaders Explore Ways to Lower Energy Costs

Learn how the Energy Department is providing South Dakota tribes with resources and technical assistance to help lower their energy costs.

May 9, 2014
A tractor tills the soil among wind turbines in Oklahoma on August 13, 2009. USDA photo by Alice Welch.
Renewable Energy: Bringing New Opportunities to Indian Country

In rural communities across the country, USDA Rural Development is bringing new energy efficiency and cost saving opportunities to Indian Country....

April 28, 2014
Office of Indian Energy Announces New Staff

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is pleased to announce the addition of new program staff in Washington, D.C. and...

April 21, 2014
#ActOnClimate: It's Earth Week on
We're kicking off Earth Week on! Learn how climate change may be affecting energy supplies and infrastructure near you.
March 24, 2014
Sun Rises on Tribal Energy Future in Nevada

The Moapa Band of Paiute in Nevada makes history with the first utility-scale solar project on tribal land.