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October 21, 2014
Online
EPA ENERGY STAR Webinar: Financing Energy Efficient Upgrades with ENERGY STAR The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting an ENERGY STAR webinar on how public sector organizations are improving energy efficiency with innovative solutions to financial barriers. Attendees will learn about financing projects in the public and private sectors, the basics of performance contracting, and how the EPA’s tools and resources can help you make the decision to improve your facilities now or later.

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October 21, 2014
Online
Applied Solutions Webinar: Insights into District Energy Applied Solutions is hosting a webinar on district energy technology and the advantages. District energy can be used along with combined heat and power, which reuses thermal energy left over from generating electricity. The webinar will share best practices and project insights from district energy systems in varying stages of implementation.

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October 23-25, 2014
Anchorage, Alaska
AFN Annual Convention The Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Convention is the largest representative annual gathering in the United States of any Native peoples. Delegates are elected on a population formula of one representative per 25 Native residents in the area, and delegate participation rates at the annual convention typically exceed 95%. The proceedings are broadcast live via television, radio and webcast, reaching a diverse audience from Barrow to Ketchikan, from the Aleutian Chain to the Canadian border. During the convention, the entire state of Alaska is blanketed with discussion on current events and issues. International observers are present at most meetings, both exchanging information and learning from the Alaska Native experience.

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October 23, 2014
Online
EPA ENERGY STAR Webinar: Verifying the ENERGY STAR Certification Application This U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) webinar, based on the ENERGY STAR Guide for Licensed Professionals, covers the role of the licensed professional, as well as requirements for verifying commercial building applications for ENERGY STAR certification.

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October 26-31, 2014
Atlanta, Georgia
NCAI 71st Annual Convention Save the date for the National Congress of American Indians 71st Annual Convention at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

For the latest information, visit the event Web page.

October 28, 2014
Online
EPA ENERGY STAR Webinar: Portfolio Manager 101 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting a webinar on its new ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. Attendees will learn how to navigate the new tool, add a property and enter details about it, enter energy and water consumption data, share properties, generate performance reports to assess progress, and respond to data requests.

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October 29, 2014
Online
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Series Webinar: Putting It All Together Sponsored by the Tribal Energy Program in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy and the Western Area Power Administration, this webinar will recap the information covered in the previous webinars and the tremendous opportunities that tribes can take advantage of. Attendees will hear about a 2012 National Renewable Energy Laboratory report, which found that American Indian land comprises 2% of U.S. land but contains an estimated 5% of all renewable energy resources. Presenters include participants in DOE's Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program and the Indian Country Energy and Infrastructure Working Group. Attendees will learn about tribal experiences that identified obstacles and opportunities in energy and related infrastructure development and capacity building in Indian Country. The question-and-answer session will emphasize the need to get feedback from key stakeholders on the topics for the 2015 Tribal Webinar Series.

Register online. For more information, contact the Tribal Energy Program Help Desk.

October 29, 2014
Online
EPA ENERGY STAR Webinar: Portfolio Manager 201 This webinar continues on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) new ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. Attendees will learn the more advanced functionalities, such as managing and tracking changes to your property uses over time, using spreadsheet templates to update property data, setting goals and targets to plan energy improvements for properties, generating and using custom reports, and using the Sustainable Buildings Checklist.

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October 30, 2014
Online
EPA ENERGY STAR Webinar: How to Apply for the ENERGY STAR The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting a webinar on how to apply for ENERGY STAR certification in Portfolio Manager. Understand the value of the ENERGY STAR certification, see the step-by-step process of applying, and gain tips to help your property get from application to award.

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November 4-6, 2014
Green Bay, Wisconsin
HUD Environmental Review The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD's) Eastern Woodlands Office of Native American Programs (EWONAP), in collaboration with the Seminole Tribe of Florida Native Learning Center, is presenting an Environmental Review Training. Environmental review allows tribal government and other stakeholders to identify and evaluate alternative project sites and designs that can mitigate adverse impacts and/or lower long-term maintenance costs. In addition to providing a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) overview, the workshop will cover procedural mechanics, HUD monitoring, and more.

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November 5-7, 2014
Scottsdale, Arizona
AIGA Southwest Gaming Expo Hosted by the Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA), this conference will have interactive discussion panels, forums featuring tribal leadership, and more.

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November 13-15, 2014
Orlando, Florida
AISES National Conference Save the date for the 2014 American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) National Conference to be held in Orlando, Florida.

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December 1-5, 2014
Anchorage, Alaska
BIA 24th Annual Tribal Providers Conference Hosted by the Alaska Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), this conference will provide opportunities for tribal leaders, native corporations, and rural representatives to connect with federal agencies.

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December 2-4, 2014
Verona, New York
USET Annual Meeting Hosted by the Oneida Indian Nation, the United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) annual meeting and expo at the Turning Stone Resort.

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December 8-11, 2014
Sparks, Nevada
ITCN 49th Annual Conference The Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, Inc. (ITCN) will be hosting its 49th Annual Convention titled, "Making a Difference for Nevada Tribes." ITCN is a consortia of the 27 tribal communities throughout the state of Nevada. The tribal chairpersons from each community convene each year to hold their annual board meeting. ITCN is also comprised of several state and federally funded programs, such as the; Child Care Development Fund, Native Workforce Development, Administration on Aging, Appellate Court, Head Start, Women Infant & Children, Domestic Violence, Statewide Native American Coalition, Inter-Tribal Emergency Response Commission, and Environmental Protection.

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December 9-11, 2014
San Diego, California
ITEP Course: Greening Tribal Operations and Facilities Offered by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP), this course for employees of federally recognized tribes will provide you with the tools necessary to reduce your waste stream and initiate environmentally sustainable practices in your tribal operations and facilities. Featured presenters include Myla Kelly of the Tribal Pollution Prevention Network and Shannon Judd of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. The course will incorporate a variety of small group exercises where attendees will be able to put what they learn to work. Conducted under a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the course is being offered free of charge, and lodging costs will be covered for all selected applicants.

For an application and/or additional details, contact Todd Barnell at todd.barnell@nau.edu.

February 9-13, 2015
Anchorage, Alaska
Alaska Forum on the Environment Hosted at the Dena'ina Convention Center, the Alaska Forum on the Environment (AFE) will feature 80 technical breakout sessions developed specifically for the Indian General Assistance Program; keynote events on climate change, energy, environmental regulations, cleanup and remeditation; and more. The AFE is Alaska's largest statewide gathering of environmental professionals from government agencies, nonprofits and for-profit businesses, community leaders, Alaskan youth, conservationists, biologists, and community elders.

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February 9-11, 2015
Arlington, Virginia
USET Impact Week Meeting Save the date for Impact Week, hosted by the United South and Eastern Tribes (USET).

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February 23-25, 2015
Washington, DC, District of Columbia
NCAI Executive Council Winter Session Save the date for the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) 2015 Executive Council Winter Session.

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March 9-12, 2015
Las Vegas, Nevada
RES Las Vegas The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development is hosting RES Las Vegas. The four-day conference includes events, tradeshow, business expo, procurement, and more.

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