NETWG First Quarter Meeting 2018

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