News Release

U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced yesterday that it will host a consultation session with tribal leaders on April 9, 2021. This event supports the Biden-Harris Administration's memorandum to conduct regular, meaningful and robust consultation with federally recognized tribal nations.

This meeting will inform the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2021 tribal Consultation Implementation Plan. It will also be an opportunity for U.S. Department of Energy leadership to engage with tribal leaders to address Executive Order 13175, climate challenges, and build greater capacity in meeting energy and environmental goals that are inclusive of tribal nation views and priorities.

Leadership from all federally-recognized Tribes are invited to participate virtually in the consultation session. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs will lead the consultation session with participation from U.S. Department of Energy senior leaders.

Tribes may register to participate at TribalConsultation@hq.doe.gov.

Written comments and recommendations are requested by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 7th, 2021, at TribalConsultation@hq.doe.gov. However, all written comments received by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 9th will be considered.

For more information about the consultation session, click here.

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