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Native-Owned Engineering Firm Received DOE Approval as Energy Service Company

Rock Gap Engineering is the first and only American Indian-owned firm in ESCO listing Albuquerque, NM – December 2016 – Rock Gap Engineering, an engineering consulting and construction firm, announced that it was recognized as the first and currently the only Native American energy service company (ESCO) approved by the U.S. Department of Energy. ESCOs develop, design, build, and Continue Reading

Indian Affairs Announces $74.2 Million in Funding for Design-Build Contracts for Two New School Buildings

Photo Credit: Blackwater Community School website CONSTRUCTING NEW SCHOOLS WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURAL VALUES WASHINGTON – Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Mac Lean Sweeney announced the Blackwater Community School, located within the Gila River Indian Community in Coolidge, Ariz., will receive $30.1 million dollars, and the Quileute Tribe will receive $44.1 million dollars Continue Reading

Four Corners AISES Professional Chapter Announces Officers and STEM Talk Program

WINDOW ROCK — The Four Corners AISES Professional Chapter, a newly formed professional chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) for the Four Corners region, recently elected officers and announced a professional Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) talk program. Four Corners AISES selected Sam Woods, a consultant, as President, Joni Tallbull, a Continue Reading

Navajo Nation celebrates the groundbreaking of the Twin Arrows Travel Center

LEUPP, Ariz. – On Thursday, Navajo Nation Council members attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the Twin Arrows Travel Center, which will be constructed northeast of the roundabout at Exit 219 on Interstate 40, located approximately 24-miles east of Flagstaff. In July 2016, the Navajo Nation Council passed legislation to adopt the Síhasin Fund Twin Arrows Continue Reading

Assistant Secretary Tara Mac Lean Sweeney Announces 2018 NABDI Grants Awarded To 12 American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes Totaling $400,000

WASHINGTON – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Tara Mac Lean Sweeney announced today that the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) has awarded business development grants totaling $400,000 to 12 federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribes. The awards from IEED’s Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) Feasibility Study Program will enable Continue Reading

NTU and CCSD open first early college school academy with Bond Wilson Technical Center

Kirtland, NM – On August 31, 2018, officials from Navajo Technical University and Central Consolidated School District (CCSD) were excited to host the grand opening of Bond Wilson Technical Center, the first early college high school academy in the state of New Mexico. High School students from Shiprock, Newcomb, and Kirtland participate in dual-credit courses Continue Reading

Navajo Nation celebrates the expansion of its largest solar energy project

KAYENTA, Ariz. – On Thursday, Council Delegate Alton Joe Shepherd (Jeddito, Cornfields, Ganado, Kin Dah Lichíí, Steamboat) spoke on behalf of the 23rd Navajo Nation Council at the groundbreaking celebration for the Kayenta Solar Facility II, located approximately five-miles north of the community of Kayenta. The Kayenta Solar Facility II is the second phase to Continue Reading