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Director of Office of Indian Energy quits after more offensive remarks surface
National | Politics
Director of Office of Indian Energy quits after more offensive remarks surface (September 5, 2017)
The Trump administration's Indian energy czar suddenly resigned after being confronted with even more offensive online remarks.

Tribes plan renewable energy projects with help of $7.8M in federal funds
Environment | National
Tribes plan renewable energy projects with help of $7.8M in federal funds (June 30, 2017)
Tribes across the nation are investing in renewable energy projects in their communities with the help of $7.8 million from the Department of Energy.

Director of Office of Indian Energy deletes offensive Twitter account

Director of Office of Indian Energy deletes offensive Twitter account (June 23, 2017)
The Trump administration's director of the Office of Indian Energy at the Department of Energy deleted his Twitter account after The Washington Post asked about a series of offensive messages.

Tribes go it alone on climate change as Trump team shifts priorities
Environment | National | Politics | World
Tribes go it alone on climate change as Trump team shifts priorities (June 21, 2017)
Tribes are vowing to protect their communities from climate change but they will have to go it alone due to limited support from the Trump administration.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe finds one bright spot in Trump's budget
Environment | National | Politics
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe finds one bright spot in Trump's budget (May 24, 2017)
The Trump administration is canceling a drilling test on treaty territory in South Dakota.

Yakama Nation upset by break in storage tunnel at nuclear waste facility
Environment | National
Yakama Nation upset by break in storage tunnel at nuclear waste facility (May 12, 2017)
Chairman JoDe Goudy called the Hanford nuclear site a legacy of the 'domination and dehumanization' of Native peoples.

Bill requires tribal consent for Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site
Environment | Politics
Bill requires tribal consent for Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site (January 12, 2017)
The controversial nuclear waste repository, widely opposed in Nevada, could be revived by the incoming Trump administration.

Donald Trump's Energy nominee vows to stay away from Dakota Access Pipeline
Business | Environment | Law | National | Politics
Donald Trump's Energy nominee vows to stay away from Dakota Access Pipeline (January 12, 2017)
Former Texas governor Rick Perry has disclosed his financial interests in the companies backing the controversial pipeline.

Gyasi Ross: Donald Trump is coming for our lands and resources
Opinion | Politics
Gyasi Ross: Donald Trump is coming for our lands and resources (December 16, 2016)
Trump’s line-up of cabinet nominees tells us that his Administration is coming squarely for Native land and Native natural resources.

Donald Trump's Energy nominee sits on board for Dakota Access Pipeline owner
Business | Environment | National | Politics
Donald Trump's Energy nominee sits on board for Dakota Access Pipeline owner (December 14, 2016)
The connections between Republican president-elect Donald Trump and the controversial pipeline continue to get stronger.

Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe brings in solar power
Environment | National
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe brings in solar power (October 31, 2016)
Rosebud tribal citizens can pay up to one-third their annual income on utilities.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe protests Yucca Mountain nuclear report
Environment | National
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe protests Yucca Mountain nuclear report (May 11, 2016)
Chairman George Gholson said the Nuclear Regulatory Commission failed to adequately consider the impacts to his people.

Ian Zabarte: Western Shoshone territory in Nevada is not for sale
Environment | Opinion
Ian Zabarte: Western Shoshone territory in Nevada is not for sale (October 2, 2015)
The government of Newe Sogobia does not consent to the inclusion of any part of our treaty defined property into the boundaries or jurisdiction of the United States or any state or territory.

Energy Department to host tribal renewable energy workshop
Environment | National
Energy Department to host tribal renewable energy workshop (June 1, 2015)
Chris Deschene, a member of the Navajo Nation who is the new director of the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, will be at the event in Oklahoma.

Department of Energy awards $6M to tribes for energy projects
Environment
Department of Energy awards $6M to tribes for energy projects (March 18, 2015)
Of the 11 tribes that received funds, 10 will use the money for solar energy projects.

Tommy Jones: Removing barriers for tribal renewable energy
Environment | Opinion
Tommy Jones: Removing barriers for tribal renewable energy (September 25, 2014)
Tommy Jones explains how his internship at the Department of Energy will help tribes with renewable energy development.

Tribes discuss concerns at energy review meeting in New Mexico
Environment | National
Tribes discuss concerns at energy review meeting in New Mexico (August 12, 2014)
The Obama administration is soliciting input from Indian Country for the first-ever Quadrennial Energy Review.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes seven bills at meeting
Politics | Trust
Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes seven bills at meeting (May 21, 2014)
Bills address land-into-trust, Native youth, water rights, Alaska Native safety and energy development.

Tribes negotiating better deals for use of lands on reservations
Business | National | Trust
Tribes negotiating better deals for use of lands on reservations (April 29, 2014)
Tribes are negotiating better deals for the use of their lands but energy companies and other interests aren't happy about it.

Native Sun News: Tribes asked to identify abandoned uranium sites
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Tribes asked to identify abandoned uranium sites (March 31, 2014)
Native American activists recently proposed language for a bill to create a moratorium on any new uranium mining until after abandoned sites are cleaned up, but the federal government isn’t sure where to start, so officials are calling for help.

Federal agencies issue action plan to help protect sacred sites
Environment | National
Federal agencies issue action plan to help protect sacred sites (March 6, 2013)
The Obama administration released an action plan on Tuesday as part of an effort to help protect sacred sites on federal land. The Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy and Interior,...

Editorial: Obama's support required to combat climate change
Opinion
Editorial: Obama's support required to combat climate change (March 6, 2013)
The New York Times urges President Barack Obama to help his nominees at the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy fight climate change: In 2009, President Obama pledged...

Native Sun  News: Energy Department requests    tribal comments
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Energy Department requests tribal comments (March 4, 2013)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Not only a science facility, Sanford Lab...

WPM: Bill requests funding for Wind River Reservation cleanup
Environment | Politics
WPM: Bill requests funding for Wind River Reservation cleanup (March 6, 2012)
"With only a week to go until the legislative session is over, Wyoming lawmakers are reviewing a number of bills, including a joint resolution requesting Congress to provide for increased...

Opinion: Caution and opportunity for tribal energy projects
Environment | Opinion
Opinion: Caution and opportunity for tribal energy projects (February 21, 2012)
"In my 20-plus years of dealing with economic development on tribal lands, I have found that few people are familiar with federal Indian law or tribal law, governments and dispute...

Hearings on Capitol Hill  focus on Indian energy development
Environment | Politics
Hearings on Capitol Hill focus on Indian energy development (February 17, 2012)
Energy development in Indian Country was the focus of two hearings on Capitol Hill this week. On Wednesday, the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing...

CNET: Indian Country opens door  to  renewable energy projects
Environment | Technology
CNET: Indian Country opens door to renewable energy projects (December 5, 2011)
"American Indian tribes see renewable energy as a way to capitalize on their natural resources. The Department of Energy last week proposed a rule that would speed up decisions regarding...

Umatilla Tribes opposed to request for land from Hanford  facility
Environment
Umatilla Tribes opposed to request for land from Hanford facility (July 6, 2011)
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are objecting to a request to transfer land from the Hanford Site in Washington. The tribe has treaty rights to hunt, fish...

Energy Blog: Tribes succeed  with energy efficiency programs
Environment
Energy Blog: Tribes succeed with energy efficiency programs (May 6, 2011)
"In honor of this week’s Indian Energy Tribal Summit -- happening now in Arlington, Virginia with American Indian and Alaska Native leaders -- we thought we’d tell you about two...

Energy Department to broadcast tribal summit on Internet
Environment
Energy Department to broadcast tribal summit on Internet (April 28, 2011)
The Department of Energy will broadcast its upcoming tribal leaders' summit on the Internet. The DOE Tribal Summit takes place from May 4-5 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington,...

Mark Trahant: Rising gas prices hit Indian Country   hardest
Opinion
Mark Trahant: Rising gas prices hit Indian Country hardest (April 25, 2011)
A few weeks ago Bloomberg News reported that Saudia Arabia is investing $100 billion in renewable energy sources. In other words the country with the largest known reserves of oil...

Energy Department hosts tribal leaders for summit in May
Environment | National
Energy Department hosts tribal leaders for summit in May (April 19, 2011)
The Department of Energy is inviting tribal leaders to a summit next month. The DOE Tribal Summit takes place from May 4-5 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia....

Timothy Chavez: Tribes looking for    energy development partners
Business | Environment | Opinion
Timothy Chavez: Tribes looking for energy development partners (March 9, 2011)
In 2009, federally recognized tribes across the U.S. received a collective $54.8 million in federal funding from the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program to...

Interviews: Tracey LeBeau,   director of  new Indian Energy office
Environment | National
Interviews: Tracey LeBeau, director of new Indian Energy office (March 8, 2011)
The Arctic Sounder interviews Tracey LeBeau, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe who serves as the director of the new Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs at...

National American Indian Housing Council holds meeting in DC
National | Politics
National American Indian Housing Council holds meeting in DC (February 16, 2011)
The National American Indian Housing Council kicked off its 2011 legislative conference in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. Over 150 tribal leaders and tribal housing professionals are in town to discuss...

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