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September 9-10, 2014
Atlanta, Georgia
ONAP/NLC Procurement Fundamentals The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Eastern Woodlands Office of Native American Programs, in collaboration with the Seminole Tribe of Florida Native Learning Center, is hosting the Procurement Fundamentals training. The two-day conference is free for Native Americans and those working with Indian Country. Attendees will learn about the Indian Housing Block Grant, the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act, and more.

Register online.

September 10-13, 2014
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Native Learning Center Second Annual Indian Housing Training Conference The Native Learning Center (NLC), a Seminole Tribe of Florida program dedicated to the development of cultural and quality of life skills for all Native and Indigenous people, announces the expansion of our trainings outside the state of Florida! The Indian Housing Training Conference has been moved to the DoubleTree by Hilton Tulsa Downtown. The NLC will provide housing professionals with the tools to maintain good homes, build affordable homes, improve public safety, and provide essential building blocks to a healthy community in the heart of Indian Country. Over the course of this four-day conference, participants will be able to join critical sessions related to Tribal housing programs that are imperative to HUD’s Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program.

To register for the conference and see a preliminary agenda, visit the NLC website at http://nativelearningcenter.com/indianhousingtrainingconference

September 10, 2014
Online
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Series Webinar: Sandia Modeling Tool Webinar attendees will learn what collaborative, stakeholder-driven modeling is, how the models developed have been and could be used, and how specifically this process and resulting models might be utilized in Indian Country. The process by which a collaborative model is constructed and vetted with stakeholders will be explained. Real and theoretical case studies will be presented, with the theoretical case studies focused on potential applications for Tribes. Attendees will learn what will be expected of a tribe engaging in the collaborative process so that the tribe can realize the greatest benefit. Last, presenters will outline the tangible deliverables that collaborators and stakeholders can expect to walk away with.

Register online.

September 23-25, 2014
Fairbanks, Alaska
Alaska Rural Energy Conference The Alaska Rural Energy Conference is a three-day event offering a large variety of technical sessions covering new and ongoing energy projects in Alaska, as well as new technologies and needs for Alaska's remote communities. The 2013 conference in Anchorage attracted almost 500 people from more than 75 villages and towns in Alaska and beyond. Building on the growing success, the Alaska Energy Authority and the Alaska Center for Energy and Power have joined forces again to organize and sponsor the 9th annual Alaska Rural Energy Conference. This year's agenda will include two half-day tours on Sept. 22 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.: 1) Aurora Energy/Superior Pellets/Fairbanks Foodbank Micro-turbine, and 2) UAF Power Plant/ACEP Energy Technology Facility/Fairbanks Natural Gas. Space is limited, so attendees are encouraged to register for the tours on the main registration page as soon as possible.

Register online. To learn more and download the agenda, visit the event website.

September 24, 2014
Online
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Series Webinar: Successful Project Financing Mechanisms - ESPCs and UESCs The attendees will learn about two popular mechanisms developed for federal agencies to finance renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) and utility energy service contracts (UESCs). The discussion includes how these two methods allow tribes to develop the projects with limited to no up-front capital costs, thus minimizing the need for including the project costs in budgets or requesting congressional appropriations for them. The speakers will also identify best implementation practices developed over nearly 15 years and hundreds of projects.

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

October 6-9, 2014
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
RES Wisconsin The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development is hosting RES Wisconsin where attendees can interact with tribal leaders, members of Congress, federal agency representatives, state and local elected officials, and top CEOs on a national platform. The event will have teaming opportunities, business development sessions, the RES Tradeshow, Business Expo, American Indian Artisan Market, RES Procurement, RES Business Matchmaking, Tribal Business Leaders Forum, and much more.

Register online.

October 14-15, 2014
Denver, Colorado
Ute Tribe Tribal Energy Conference and Expo Save the date for this international gathering of energy-producing tribes, governments, and companies envisioning a path forward toward a more sustainable future. Registration fee of $300 per attendee includes admission to the conference, receptions, all seminars/breakout sessions, course materials, and food and beverages where indicated on the agenda.

Register online or download the registration form and register by mail:  New Mexico Community Capital, 801 University Blvd. SE, Ste. #102, Albuquerque, NM  87106. For more information, download the agenda or contact CJ Moya, conference coordinator, at 505-924-2820 or via email at CJ@nmccap.org.

October 15-17, 2014
Keshena, Wisconsin
SDI Shifting Seasons Summit Hosted by the College of Menominee Nation Sustainable Development Institute (SDI), this three-day summit will focus on different levels of climate change adaptation training for tribes. There will also be ample opportunities for networking among indigenous practitioners, tribal leaders and land managers, federal agencies, and climate change scientists. The information is specific to the Northeast region but is open to all who are interested in the issues of climate change and tribes. The event is being planned with assistance from the Northern Arizona University Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals and Michigan State University faculty and is funded by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs Climate Change program and the Northeast Climate Science Center. Additional assistance will be provided from the Penn State University-led Sustainable Climate Risk Management Strategies network. For tribes in the northeast who may not be able to travel to the summit, some funding is available to set up satellite locations for participation via live streaming broadcast.

Please contact pwaukau@menominee.edu for more information.

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 29, 2014
Online
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Series Webinar: Putting It All Together Attendees will hear a recap of the information covered in the previous webinars and the tremendous opportunities that are waiting to be taken advantage of. Attendees will hear about the data from a 2012 National Renewable Energy Laboratory report, which cites that American Indian land comprises 2% of U.S. land but contains an estimated 5% of all renewable energy resources. Presenters include participants in the Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program and the Indian Country Energy and Infrastructure Working Group. Attendees will learn about the DOE Office of Indian Energy collaborations and 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 the key stakeholders on the topics for the 2015 Tribal Webinar Series.

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