A panel of tribal leaders at the National Tribal Energy Summit.

A panel discussion at a past Tribal Energy Summit.

Approximately every two years, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs 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.

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This year’s Summit with tribal leaders, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm, and DOE senior leaders will explore how tribes can harness clean energy to enhance energy sovereignty, addresses climate resilience, and build stronger economies. The discussion will center around a pivotal question: How can DOE strengthen tribal energy sovereignty?  

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

Past Tribal Energy Summits

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

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

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

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