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U.S. Department of the Interior Signs Record of Decision For Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Mine Energy Project

Following extensive environmental and economic analyses and robust tribal and public outreach, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor today approved the Four Corners Power Plant (FCPP) and Navajo Mine Energy Project in northwestern New Mexico, under a plan that would minimize and mitigate the project’s projected environmental impacts while maintaining the substantial economic benefits of coal mining and energy production for the Navajo Nation, Hopi Tribe and local communities.

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Interior Department Announces New Funding for Tribal Education

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn and Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Director Dr. Charles M. “Monty” Roessel today in announcing important funding to help further the Department of the Interior’s goal to transform and improve the quality of education students receive at tribal schools funded by the BIE.

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White House to Host Embargoed Press Call Previewing the First-ever Tribal Youth Gathering

Today, Wednesday, July 8th, the White House will hold an embargoed on-the-record conference call to preview the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering on Thursday, July 9th. The Gathering will provide American Indian and Alaska Native youth from across the country the opportunity to interact directly with Senior Administration officials and the White House Council on Native American Affairs in an effort to build upon the President’s Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative and his commitment to improve the lives of Native youth across the country.

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Secretary Jewell to Deliver Opening Remarks at First-Ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering

On Thursday, July 9, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will deliver opening remarks at the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering, part of the Obama Administration's Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative to remove barriers standing between Native youth and opportunities to succeed. The Gathering provides Native youth from across the country the opportunity to interact directly with senior Administration officials and the White House Council on Native American Affairs, chaired by Secretary Jewell.

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