Events

This calendar lists upcoming events in Indian Country sponsored by DOE and a variety of government agencies, associations, and organizations.

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September 1-3, 2015
Golden, Colorado
DOE Colorado Commercial-Scale Tribal Renewable Energy Workshop The U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, with support from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is presenting an interactive workshop that will walk participants through the process for developing commercial-scale renewable energy projects on tribal lands. The third in a series of tribal renewable energy development and financing workshops DOE is offering this summer, this workshop offers Tribes interested in developing commercial-scale projects a unique opportunity to learn from renewable energy project experts, get hands-on experience using technology resource assessment tools, explore project case studies, and hear about lessons learned from other Tribes. Workshop participants will learn about the five steps necessary to develop and finance commercial-scale renewable energy projects on tribal lands. The workshop is designed exclusively for, and limited to, elected tribal leaders, tribal executives, and tribal staff. This workshop will feature a tour of the lab.

RSVP to secure your spot by emailing tribalworkshops@nrel.gov or calling 303-275-3005.

September 2-4, 2015
Chicago, Illinois
EPA/ICMA 2015 Brownfields Conference Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International City/County Management Association, the 2015 Brownfields Conference is a three-day conference focused on environmental revitalization and economic redevelopment. The conference has educational sessions with expert speakers, networking and business development opportunities, and mobile activities.

Register online.

September 2-3, 2015
Tacoma, Washington
HUD Self-Sufficiency Training Sessions The U.S. Housing and Urban Development is hosting a two-day course designed to explore how Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) can leverage Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) funds to support residents' efforts to become self-sufficient.

Register online.

September 3, 2015
Online
DOE Regional Climate Change Impact Webinar Series: Alaska The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Minorities in Energy Initiative (MIE) is hosting a webinar on Alaska impacts of climate change on minority and tribal communities featuring presentations by nationally recognized policymakers, researchers, and educators. Speakers will highlight growing opportunities for workforce development, clean energy advancement, and increases in domestic energy production. Guest speaker is Sarah Trainor, Director of the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy.

Register online.

September 9-13, 2015
Chicago, Illinois
10th Annual North American Passive House Conference Hosted by Passive House Institute US, this five-day conference will target both multifamily and single family housing design, engineering, and development along with Passive House certification.

September 9-11, 2015
Flagstaff, Arizona
Training for Tribal Asset Building: Leveraging Resources The Native Learning Center is hosting a training on tribal asset building: leveraging resources. Native Businesses strengthen tribal community and examines Indian entrepreneurship from program counseling and finding credit to understanding contracting opportunities that expand tribal economies. Registration is free for Native Americans. Please book before August 25.

Register online.

September 9, 2015
Online
EPA Webinar: Clean Power Plan for Communities The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting a webinar to cover the Clean Power Plan and the first-ever national standards that address carbon pollution from power plants. It will focus on what communities need to know about the Clean Power Plan. The webinar is from 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

Register online.

September 13-15, 2015
Boston, Massachusetts
NAFOA 2015 Fall Finance & Tribal Economies Conference The Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) is hosting a two-day conference to cover the latest economic, legal, and financial issues facing Indian Country. The event will provide an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of important issues, including; investment strategies, accounting and financial management best practices, new economic development trends, and legislative policies that may affect your tribe.

Register online.

September 14, 2015 -
December 6, 2015
online
Native American Environmental Management Training Northern Arizona University and the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals are offering professional development training to new and seasoned professionals through applied online courses. The courses provide unique, tribal focused, and applied instruction to environmental professionals. Each course is two-weeks and costs $150-300 or all together for $999.

Register online.

September 15, 2015
Bishop, California
Developing an EPA Tribal Environmental Plan Workshop The Owens Valley Indian Water Commission is hosting a free one-day workshop on developing an EPA tribal environmental plan. Conducted by Prosper Sustainably, this workshop will cover understanding, implementing, and updating an EPA tribal environmental plan. To register, call or email Teri Red Owl at teri@oviwc.com or 760-873-3300.

September 21-23, 2015
New Orleans, Louisiana
Travois Indian Country Affordable Housing & Economic Development Conference The Travois Indian Country Affordable Housing and Economic Development Conference is a three-day event that will cover new and rehabilitated homes of tribal members and economic development projects that have provided jobs and services in Indian Country. Attendees will hear from veteran developers and learn from industry leaders.

Register online.

September 23-25, 2015
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia
National Tribal Energy Summit 2015 Energy security is of particular concern in many Native American communities, despite the ample resource potential that exists on Indian lands. Charged with promoting the well-being of current and future generations, tribal councils face unique and pressing challenges related to energy self-sufficiency and climate preparedness. To address these challenges, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is participating in a National Tribal Energy Summit September 23–25, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The National Summit supports the Obama Administration’s ongoing commitment to assist tribal efforts to enhance energy security, increase community resiliency, and cultivate a sustainable energy future.

Register by emailing tribalenergy@ncsl.org. Learn more on the National Tribal Energy Summit Web page.

September 30, 2015
Online
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series: Working with Utilities: Effective Paths for Tribal Governments Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration (Western), this webinar will cover how to work with utilities serving Indian Country to help improve the tribal economy, create local jobs, and enhance the lifestyle of the community. This webinar runs from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

Register online.

September 30, 2015 -
October 2, 2015
Billings, Montana
NCAT Harvesting Clean Energy The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is hosting the 14th Annual Harvesting Clean Energy Conference to help advance rural economic development through clean energy development and to maximize the profits by practicing good stewardship.

Register online.

October 1, 2015
Online
DOE Regional Climate Change Impact Webinar Series: Midwest The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Minorities in Energy Initiative (MIE) is hosting a webinar on Midwest impacts of climate change on minority and tribal communities featuring presentations by nationally recognized policymakers, researchers, and educators. Speakers will highlight growing opportunities for workforce development, clean energy advancement, and increases in domestic energy production. Guest speaker is Sara Pryor, atmospheric scientist.

Register online.

October 7-8, 2015
Denver, Colorado
HUD Managing Multiple Funding Sources and Self-Monitoring Training The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is hosting a two-day workshop that provides participants with an understanding of typical funding sources, how to manage numerous sources and how to stay on top of compliance with differing deadline, reports, and rules and regulations.

Register online.

October 15-17, 2015
AK
AFN 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.

Register online.

October 19-23, 2015
Chicago, Illinois
Sustainable Environmental Planning This course uses the HUD environmental process that delegates NEPA and other environmental authorities to the local level as a framework for providing insights into issue identification and analysis pointed to consideration of alternatives.

Register online.

October 27-28, 2015
Albuquerque, New Mexico
HUD Federal Procurement Workshop The U.S. Housing and Urban Development is hosting a two-day training addressing both management and construction development procurement. Training topics range from careful preplanning and the basics of purchasing to unique factors in tribal housing purchasing, practical how-tos of procurement planning, and policy development.

Register online.

October 27-29, 2015
Reno, Nevada
23rd Annual Tribal/EPA Conference The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting their annual Tribal/EPA Conference featuring tribal leader roundtables, keynote speakers, and breakout sessions and workshops covering renewable energy and climate change.

Register online.

October 28, 2015
Online
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series: Advanced Financing Models Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration (Western), this webinar will provide details about renewable project financing, presenters will cover federal and state incentives, local resources, and partnerships that can help develop creative project financing terms and structures. This webinar runs from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

Register online.

October 28-29, 2015
Anaheim, California
Renewable Energy Development on Tribal Lands Conference The Electric Utility Consultants, Inc. (EUCI) is hosting a conference to examine key considerations when designing tribal projects to improve feasibility, assess risks and opportunities of active vs. passive tribal participation, and building a project on tribal lands.

Register online.

November 5, 2015
Online
DOE Regional Climate Change Impact Webinar Series: Hawaii & Pacific Islands The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Minorities in Energy Initiative is hosting a webinar on Hawaii and Pacific Islands impacts of climate change on minority and tribal communities featuring presentations by nationally recognized policymakers, researchers, and educators. Speakers will highlight growing opportunities for workforce development, clean energy advancement, and increases in domestic energy production. Speakers include Jo-Ann Leong and Victoria Keener. The webinar runs from 1-2:30 Mountain Time.

Register online.

November 16-19, 2015
Santa Fe, New Mexico
RES New Mexico Hosted by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, Reservation Economic Summit (RES) is a four-day conference featuring training and business development opportunities, a tribal business leaders forum, a tradeshow and business expo featuring hundreds of exhibitors, and more! Early registration ends August 28!

Register online.

November 18, 2015
Online
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series: Putting It All Together Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration (Western), this webinar will review information from the previous webinars and learn about the tremendous energy development opportunities that continue to await Tribes. In revisiting the five-step project development process, speakers will discuss tribal experiences and collaborations that have revealed obstacles as well as opportunities for energy and infrastructure development and capacity building in Indian Country. During the final question-and-answer session, stakeholders will have an opportunity to weigh in on topics for the 2016 Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series. This webinar runs from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

Register online.

December 3, 2015
Online
DOE Regional Climate Change Impact Webinar Series: Great Plains The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Minorities in Energy Initiative is hosting a webinar on the Great Plains impacts of climate change on minority and tribal communities featuring presentations by nationally recognized policymakers, researchers, and educators. Speakers will highlight growing opportunities for workforce development, clean energy advancement, and increases in domestic energy production. Guest speaker includes Bull Bennett.

Register online.

December 3-4, 2015
Palm Springs, California
Tribal Financial Management Symposium The 3rd Annual Tribal Financial Management Symposium is a two-day event will focus on one of the most important aspects of a tribe's financial management. Attendees will learn about the state of the economy, building a financial constitution, both long- and short-term investments, alternative investment options, and much more.

Register online.

January 7, 2016
Online
DOE Regional Climate Change Impact Webinar Series: Southwest The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Minorities in Energy Initiative is hosting a webinar on Southwest impacts of climate change on minority and tribal communities featuring presentations by nationally recognized policymakers, researchers, and educators. Speakers will highlight growing opportunities for workforce development, clean energy advancement, and increases in domestic energy production. Guest speaker is Hilda Blanco.

Register online.

February 4, 2016
Online
DOE Regional Climate Change Impact Webinar Series: Northwest The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Minorities in Energy Initiative is hosting a webinar on Southwest impacts of climate change on minority and tribal communities featuring presentations by nationally recognized policymakers, researchers, and educators. Speakers will highlight growing opportunities for workforce development, clean energy advancement, and increases in domestic energy production.

Register online.