Tribal Energy


NREL intern Rachael Boothe explains biomass through a sugar balloon science experiment at the July 2016 Ute Mountain Ute Youth Energy Day in Colo., hosted by DOE-IE.

U.S. DOE Tribal STEM Subcommittee

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Tribal STEM Subcommittee convenes as part of a cooperative agreement between DOE and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). The subcommittee works to focus and build on DOE working group conversations related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Its current projects are centered around STEM career opportunities for tribal members, including youth, and gaps in opportunities identified in a STEM white paper published by the Nuclear Energy Tribal Working Group (NETWG). 


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State and Tribal Radiological Resource: Radiological Preparedness Training

Responding to a radiological incident or emergency can be a daunting, dangerous and deadly task.Training primarily covers topics related to radiological incidents or emergency responses and addresses issues such as public health, the environment, counterterrorism, and relief and recovery operations. Training courses vary by cost, prerequisites and location


NCSL State Liaisons


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Indian Country Energy & Infrastructure Working Group (ICEIWG) |Jan. 2021| Q1 Meeting

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy (IE) held online the 1sth Quarter Meeting of the Indian Country Energy and Infrastructure Working Group (ICEIWG), Jan. 28, 2021. Nearly 30 participants joined the two-and-half-hour virtual meeting via Zoom. 


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TRMTC Annual Meeting

The Tribal Radioactive Materials Transportation Committee Annual Meeting was held on June 10, 2019 at the Westin Hotel Crystal City in Arlington, Va. The meeting was held in conjunction with the National Transportation Stakeholders Forum 2019 Annual Meeting. Find the meeting agenda and presentations here


Tribal Working Groups

NCSL facilitates a number of working groups through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Energy, including the Indian Country Energy and Infrastructure Working Group.


Photograph of Fernald Preserve in Hamilton, Ohio.

Closure for the Seventh Generation

The State and Tribal Government Working Group's 2017 edition of “Closure for the Seventh Generation” highlights progress made by the DOE and areas for continued improvement and commitment through an examination of issues facing the goals, planning, implementation and funding of long-term stewardship.