Approximately every two years, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy invites Tribal leaders and energy stakeholders to exchange ideas that promote energy infrastructure development for Tribes and Tribal communities.

As part of the DOE American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Government Policy, the Office of Indian Energy, along with the DOE Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, hosts these summits in collaboration with the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Typically, Tribal leaders—together with decision-makers from DOE, the Administration, representatives from federal agencies, state governments, private industry, utilities, and academia—attend to build networks, exchange ideas, and explore cross-cutting and cost-effective solutions to national energy interests.

2024 DOE Tribal Clean Energy Summit

Register now to join the Office of Indian Energy for the 2024 DOE Tribal Clean Energy Summit on Feb. 27-28, 2024 at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California.

We invite Tribal Leaders and staff to come together to build networks, exchange ideas, and explore clean energy solutions that support Tribal energy sovereignty. 

Past Tribal Energy Summits

2022 Tribal Clean Energy Summit

2022: Tribal Clean Energy Summit
On Oct. 4-5, 2022, Tribal leaders joined Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and Office of Indian Energy Director Wahleah Jones in Washington, D.C. for a nation-to-nation roundtable discussion focused on how DOE can strengthen Tribal energy sovereignty.

2019: Tribal Energy: Powering Self Determination
Sept. 24-26, Westin Washington City Center, Washington, D.C.

  • DOE blog: 2019 NTES Connects Tribes with Solutions Toward Energy Sovereignty

2017: Tribal Energy Sovereignty and Strengthening Strategic Partnerships
May 1-3, Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

  • DOE blog: 2017 NTES Explores Energy Sovereignty, Strengthening Strategic Partnerships

2015: A Path to Economic Sovereignty
Sept. 23-25, Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

  • DOE blog: 2015 Tribal Energy Summit: A Path to Economic Sovereignty

2014: Tribal Leader Summit and Roundtable Dialogue with DOE Tribal Working Groups
Dec. 2014, Chandler, Arizona

  • DOE blog: Secretary Moniz Reaffirms DOE’s Commitment to Tribal Partnerships

2011: First Secretarial Tribal Summit
May 4-11, 2011, Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Virginia

A color guard presents flags at the 2017 Tribal Energy Summit.
2017 National Tribal Energy Summit, Washington D.C.