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By Jim Reed

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and NCSL combine forces this week to host the 2019 National Tribal Energy Summit (NTES) at the Westin City Center in Washington, D.C.

Kevin DrumNative American tribes, federal agency leaders and state lawmakers will come together in our nation’s capital for this two-and-a-half-day conference, sponsored by the DOE’s Office of Indian Energy.

With a theme of Tribal Energy: Powering Self-Determination, this year's summit will explore energy development opportunities and interests on tribal lands, including the opportunities and challenges of energy development, electrification and energy security.

The DOE Office of Indian Energy serves tribes interested in energy development with expertise, funding and establishing key connections.

Director Kevin R. Frost, right, is a former councilmember from the Southern Ute Tribe based in Colorado. His charge is to connect the right players and develop the right programs for progress in continuing to assist Indian Country, of which the tribal energy summit is a significant endeavor.

The plenary sessions for the summit may be accessed at this streaming link.

Sessions will be streamed from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday; 9:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday; and 10 a.m. to noon ET Thursday.

See the NTES agenda and other information here.

Please join online for this informative event!

Jim Reed directs NCSL's Environment, Energy and Transportation Program.

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