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U.S. Office of Indian Energy Holding Roundtable Discussions

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The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Indian Energy is undertaking a monthlong series of roundtables designed to reach out to Indian tribes and tribal leadership. Begun on March 16, the sessions go through mid-April.

The Office of Indian Energy is hosting sessions around the country "to discuss the various policy and programs issues and opportunities related to energy issues on tribal lands," the agency said in a release. The goal is to discuss current needs and priorities for Indian energy policy and programs, with topics including obstacles, opportunities, needs, priorities and possible solutions regarding conventional and renewable energy development; transmission and infrastructure; public-private partnerships; energy efficiency and management; education and workforce development; funding and tax incentives; leveraging, coordinating and optimizing federal resources and programs, and feedback and expectations for the Tribal Nation Summit, to be held on May 5 in Washington.

Six roundtables remain, listed below:

March 30 - Washington, D.C.
Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Senate Dirksen Building, Room 628 (Indian Affairs hearing room)

April 5 - Phoenix, Arizona
Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Hyatt Regency

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April 6 - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

April 12 - Quinault Reservation, Washington
Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: ATNI Conference, Quinault Beach Resort

April 14 - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Hard Rock Cherokee, Sequoyah Ballroom

April 14 - Anchorage, Alaska
Time: 10 am - 6 pm
Location: Hilton Hotel

More information is at the Department of Indian Energy website.