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October 22, 2012
Pictured from left to right on Agua Caliente tribal land: Colleen Cooley, Student Intern Program Supervisor Sandra Begay-Campbell of Sandia National Laboratories, Chelsea Chee, Nikki Tulley, Nora Cata, and Jessica Rodriguez. Photo from Sandra Begay-Campbell, Sandia National Laboratories
Office of Indian Energy Sponsors Two Sandia Student Interns

Sandia National Laboratories’ Tribal Internship Program has provided Native American college students with hands-on work experience in the energy...

October 22, 2012
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Crow Nation Students Participate in Algae Biomass Research Project

Student interns from the Crow Tribe in Montana participate in an algae biomass research project that could help prepare them for cleantech jobs and...

August 1, 2012
Dot Harris, Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, speaks about her engineering career to Native American students at the Intertribal Youth Summit on July 30. | Photo Credit: AnneMarie Ashburn, Department Of Energy.
Native American Students in STEM Fields: A Critical Need for our Country

The Office of Economic Impact and Diversity's Dot Harris recently met with youth from Tribal Nations around the U.S. to discuss the benefits of...

July 17, 2012
Secretary Chu and Office of Indian Energy Director Tracey LeBeau meet with Wisconsin tribal leaders in Milwaukee, WI. | Photo courtesy of Mark Appleton.
Wisconsin Tribal Leaders Work Towards a Clean Energy Future

Secretary Chu and Indian Energy Policy Director Tracey LeBeau meet with Wisconsin Tribal Leaders to discuss their commitment to a clean energy...

June 22, 2012
Harold "Gus" Frank, Forest County Potawatomi Community Chairman and 2012 White House "Champion of Change". Photo from Potawatomi Traveling Times
Leading the Charge: Harold Frank

Change doesn’t happen on its own. It’s led by dedicated and passionate people who are committed to empowering Indian Country to energize future...

June 22, 2012
Native Village of Teller Addresses Heating Fuel Shortage, Improves Energy Security
During a site visit to the Native Village of Teller in April 2012, the Office of Indian Energy's Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team helpe...
June 1, 2012
Our Nation’s tribal communities are neighbors to the Energy Department’s National Laboratories and sites. In some cases there are tribes who retain treaty rights to land under the control of the Department.
Working With Tribal Nations – A Geographic, Legal, and Economic Imperative

The Energy Department works closely with Tribal Leaders to ensure Indian Country has a seat at the table in addressing our America’s economic,...

April 17, 2012
Powering up America’s Waterways
A new report looks at the tremendous potential to generate clean hydroelectric energy at existing dams across the U.S.
March 15, 2012
Secrets of a Tribal Energy Auditor

Fawn Metcalf helps modest-income families save money and stay healthy by testing their homes for airflow leaks and structural problems.

February 23, 2012
The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe's solar system is providing heating, cooling, and electricity to the Tribe's administration building in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photo from the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe.
Forest County Potawatomi Tribe Cuts Emissions, Promotes Green Growth

In pursuit of its long-term energy goal of reducing its carbon footprint to zero, the Forest County Potawatomi Community has adopted an integrated...

February 23, 2012
Jim Manion, Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon
Leading the Charge: Jim Manion

Change doesn’t happen on its own. It’s led by dedicated and passionate people who are committed to empowering Indian Country to energize future...

December 2, 2011
The Office of Indian Energy and the Denali Commission tour the National Wind Technology Center in Colorado. | Photo courtesy of NREL.
Energy Department Technical Assistance Bolsters Tribal Clean Energy Deployment

Exploring opportunities to leverage federal resources and expertise to help Alaska Native and Native American communities deploy clean energy...

November 17, 2011
Native American student interns at LLNL meet with Navajo Tribal President Ben Shelly this summer.
Integrating Two Worlds: a Supportive Pathway for Native American Students from High School to College to National Nuclear Security Agency...

When the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) looked for an institution to get a strong engineering base to recruit from, they turned...

November 16, 2011
Celebrating National Native American Heritage Month at the Department of Energy
DOE Celebrates Native American Heritage Month in partnership with Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian.
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

March 22, 2010
Oklahoma Tribe to Install Solar Roof

An Indian tribe in Anadarko, Oklahoma is installing solar panel roofs on two tribal government buildings.