Clean & Affordable Energy Conference 2018

Clean & Affordable Energy Conference, November 15, 2018, Portland, Oregon

Join the NW Energy Coalition on Nov. 15, 2018 at the World Forestry Center in Portland for the Clean & Affordable Energy Conference. The conference will feature two of Oregon’s largest utilities describing their strategies for deep decarbonization, followed by a panel discussion of how energy storage technologies can change the Northwest electric system. Then, conference speakers will explore how we can make energy efficient buildings and their benefits available to all – and improve community outcomes related to housing and economic development.

When: November 15th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: World Forestry Center – 4033 SW Canyon Rd., Portland, OR 97221

For more information and to register! <https://nwenergy.org/featured/12596/>

Renewable Energy Funding Opportunities Announcement

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

Renewable Energy Funding Opportunities Announcement

Energy Trust of Oregon is now accepting applications from eligible renewable energy projects seeking more than $150,000 of Project Installation incentive funding. A competitive process will be used to award these funds..  Energy Trust is also accepting applications on an ongoing basis for Project Development Assistance and Project Installation incentives of $150,000 or less. Applications are due on November 30, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.

 

Eligible Project Technologies:

Biopower, hydroelectric, municipal scale community-owned wind, and geothermal electric projects with nameplate capacity of 20 MW or less. Proposed projects must net-meter, sell energy directly, or otherwise offset energy for Portland General Electric or Pacific Power in Oregon.

Types of Funding Available:

Energy Trust offers two different types of incentive funds, Project Development Assistance incentive funds and Project Installation incentive funds.

  

If you have a question about a project’s eligibility, or would like a copy of an application, please contact Dave Moldal at dave.moldal@energytrust.org, or 503.445.2476.

 

ATNI Energy Program, Update

Contact: Direlle R. Calica at dcalica@atnitribes.org

Next Level: Energy Efficiency Workshop 2018

UPCOMING EVENT

Next Level: Energy Efficiency Workshop, November 14, 2018, Portland, Oregon

The Next Level Energy Efficiency Workshop <https://nwenergy.org/uncategorized/next-level-energy-efficiency-workshop-november-14-portland/> will cover the latest and most innovative approaches for bringing energy efficiency to tribal homes, buildings, and schools. You’ll hear about some of the Northwest’s most exciting Energy Efficiency projects from the people, companies, and organizations that are developing them.
When: November 14th. from 8:30am – 4:00pm
Where: Native American Student Community Center – 710 SW Jackson St, Portland, OR 97201
Sessions will include:
 *   All the Ways Energy Efficiency Makes the World Better
 *   Growing a Local Energy Efficiency and Demand-Side Services Workforce
 *   New Trends in Contract Design for Public Entities
 *   Energy Efficiency Financing for Commercial Buildings
 *   Indoor Air Quality and Health
 *   Energy Efficiency in Multi-Family Affordable Housing
 *   Financing Approaches for Residential Energy Efficiency

 

For more information and to register! <https://nwenergy.org/uncategorized/next-level-energy-efficiency-workshop-november-14-portland/> Discounts available for not-for-profit and tribal members. Use discount code NFPT1 when you register! Contact kat@nwenergy.org<mailto:kat@nwenergy.org> with any questions.

 

Co-sponsored by the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians <https://www.atnitribes.org/> and the NW Energy Coalition <https://nwenergy.org/>.

SAMHSA Is Accepting Applications for Up to  $50 Million To Help Tribes Address Opioid Crisis

SAMHSA Is Accepting Applications for Up to

$50 Million To Help Tribes Address Opioid Crisis

SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $50 million in Tribal Opioid Response Grants. The grants, which will go to tribes and tribal organizations, will fund prevention, treatment, and recovery activities in response to the opioid crisis. The Tribal Opioid Response Grants will address the opioid crisis in tribal communities by increasing access to culturally appropriate, evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment. The grants will reduce unmet treatment needs and opioid overdose-related deaths.

Activities funded by this program will provide a comprehensive response to the opioid crisis spanning the spectrum of prevention, treatment, and recovery support services. “Preventing, treating, or recovering from an opioid use disorder often involves a range of services,” said Elinore F. McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use. “The grants we are announcing will support an expansion of evidence-based treatment and services in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. More people will have access to lifesaving health care.”

Read More About the Grants

2018 Farm Bill Passes U.S. Senate

June 28, 2018
2018 Farm Bill Passes U.S. Senate
Early this evening, the U.S. Senate passed the 2018 Farm Bill which included provisions to support Indian Country, Native producers, and communities. See the statement below from National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) President Jefferson Keel.
“This is a strong Farm Bill for Indian Country, and we welcome this bipartisan legislation that would increase tribal access to programs across the United States Department of Agriculture. We appreciate the tireless efforts of Chairman Hoeven and Vice Chairman Udall, who have worked closely with the Agriculture Committee, Chairman Roberts, Ranking Member Stabenow and many other members on this bill. Tribal governments are often the drivers of rural economies, and the opportunities presented in this legislation, including the establishment of the first USDA self-determination program, will provide a brighter future for those in and around Indian Country.”
-President Jefferson Keel, National Congress of American Indians

U.S. Senate Confirms Tara Mac Lean Sweeney as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

U.S. Senate Confirms Tara Mac Lean Sweeney as
Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
WASHINGTON, D.C. | Today, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) announced the unanimous confirmation of Tara Mac Lean Sweeney as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the Department of the Interior. The National Congress of American Indians applauds the swift confirmation of Ms. Sweeney following the SCIA vote to move the nomination to the full U.S. Senate earlier this month. The Office of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs is a key office in the fiduciary responsibility of the federal government to American Indian and Alaska Native tribes.

Cross Border Child Abduction Response Training- June 27-28, 2018- Blaine, Washington

oin us and other first responders, child protection officials, and community members, from the US/Canadian border region, to discuss topics related to endangered missing, abducted and exploited children. During this training you will gain understanding of the dynamics of child sex trafficking and abductions in the region and develop plans to identify, respond, and investigate cases involving children from the US and Canada. A panel discussion by regional experts, sessions on trafficking among Native American and Canadian Indigenous communities and a hands on multinational, multi-disciplinary tabletop exercise built around a cross border abduction scenario will be all be part of this training. You will hear from representatives of the US and Canadian government on resources available to assist in the aftermath of an abduction and receive the latest updates on child protection activities in the region.

https://ncjtc.fvtc.edu/training/details/TR00000108/TRI0007041/amber-alert-specialized-training-8

Derek J. VanLuchene

Child Abduction Response Team Program Coordinator

Amber Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program

National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Tech. College

U.S Department of Justice

406-439-8748

2018 UNITY 25 UNDER 25 NATIVE YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS

UNITY is now accepting applications for

2018 UNITY 25 UNDER 25 NATIVE YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Do you know a Native youth who deserves to be recognized for their outstanding efforts and achievements?

If so, please consider nominating them for the UNITY 25 Under 25 Native Youth Leadership Awards! The program is designed to celebrate the achievements of Native American and Alaskan Native youth ages 14 to 24 who embody UNITY’s core mission and exude living a balanced life developing their spiritual, mental, physical and social well-being.

Honorees will be recognized at a ceremony during the National UNITY Conference, which takes place July 5 – 9, 2018 in San Diego, California at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center. In addition to being recognized and receiving a custom beaded medallion, each awardee will receive special training by UNITY during a nine-month period that is designed to build on their individual achievements and promote community service.

The 25 Under 25 Native Youth Leadership Awards has been made possible in past years thanks to a matching grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. The awards program began in 2014 and is awarded every other year. The 2018 class will be UNITY’s 3rd class of honorees!

NOMINATION FORM – CLICK HERE

International Research Experience for Students

Attention: undergraduates in geoscience (or allied) disciplines

Please consider applying for our National Science Foundation-funded International Research Experiences for Students program “Landscapes of Deep Time in the Red Earth of France— Research Training in Paleoclimate”

This program is particularly focused on recruiting undergraduates from under-represented groups. We especially encourage applications from students of Native American heritage. We also encourage applications from those who are first-generation college students.

For details about the program and how to apply, visit http://franceires.lsoreghan.oucreate.com/Research/

Native American Food Safety Training 2017

West Coast Regional Planning Body 2017 Annual Meeting
Please join us for our annual in-person meeting of tribal, state and federal government representatives to discuss coordination, policy and planning for our ocean and coasts along the West Coast of the U.S. The meeting is free and open to the public, with public comment opportunities included. You are also invited to join us at a reception to immediately follow the meeting.
DATE: Tuesday December 5 2017
LOCATION: The Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA