Jan. 23-24, 2018 | Omaha, Neb.
The mission of the Nuclear Energy Tribal Working Group (NETWG) is to engage federally-recognized tribal governments and their designated representatives in U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy activities. NETWG held the first quarterly meeting of 2018 on Jan. 23-24 at the Doubletree by Hilton Omaha Downtown in Omaha, Neb. The goal of this meeting was to discuss NETWG’s recent activities and discuss education opportunities for Tribal communities.
Tuesday, January 23rd
Tribal Executive Session
Welcome and Opening Remarks
DOE Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) Program Update
- Jay Jones, physical scientist, U.S. DOE Office of Nuclear Energy
Extending New Tribal Membership
NETWG members developed a strategic outreach plan to NE, SE, and Midwest tribes.
STEM white paper “Examining the Importance of Tribal Involvement at DOE Laboratories”
- Talia Martin, director, Tribal/DOE program, Shoshone Bannock Tribes
- Tanksi Clairmont, tribal working group coordinator, National Conference of State Legislature
Invited Nebraska - Kansas Tribes discussion
- Identified nuclear issues session
- Gaps in knowledge about nuclear research and development
- Levels of engagement and impacts
Cultural Resource Discussion
Update on STGWG Seventh-Generation report and Intergovernmental meeting and presentation
- Mike Sobotta, coordinator, Hanford Cultural Resources, Cultural Resource Program, Nez Perce Tribe
Tribal and Related Working Group Updates
NETWG members provided updates on issues and activities relating to nuclear energy development and waste storage and transportation.
NETWG Work Plan
- Review and revise existing work plan document, focus on NETWG products and deliverables in 2018-2019
Wednesday January 24th
Day 1 Debrief
Cooper Nuclear Plant Presentation