September 24, 2009

Dorgan and Barrasso Announce Additional Indian Energy Roundtables

Senator Byron L. Dorgan (D-ND), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), Vice Chairman of the Committee, announced the scheduling of three additional Indian Energy Roundtables to discuss the Senators’ Indian Energy and Energy Efficiency Concept Paper. Staff-led roundtables will be held:
September 25, 2009
10am – 2pm
Osage Event Center
951 West 36th Street North
Tulsa, Oklahoma
September 28, 2009
2 pm – 6 pm
Sandia Resort
30 Rainbow Road NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico
September 30, 2009
1 pm – 5 pm
Senate Indian Affairs Hearing Room
628 Senate Dirksen Office Building
Washington, D.C.
October 13, 2009
6:30 pm to 10 pm
NCAI 66th Annual Meeting
Palm Springs Convention Center
277 N Avenida Caballeros
Mesquite Room F
Palm Springs, California
October 19, 2009
2 pm to 6 pm
Native American Student Center
Portland State University
710 SW Jackson St.
Week of October 26, 2009
Date and Time TBA
USET Annual Meeting
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel
1 Seminole Way
Hollywood, Florida
The first two staff-led roundtables were held in Bismarck, North Dakota, on September 17th and Denver, Colorado, on September 18th.
On September 10, 2009, the Committee released an Indian Energy and Energy Efficiency Concept Paper and invited tribal leaders, energy partners, and other stakeholders to Indian Energy Roundtables to discuss the paper. The concept paper and additional information is available at the link below.
Please check the Committee’s website at for updated information on dates and locations.
We invite you to attend these roundtables, and to provide your comments in person or in writing. Please submit written comments with the subject line “Energy Concept Paper” via e-mail to, or via facsimile to (202) 228-2589