In this panel discussion, we will be joined by experts to provide insights into the current state of energy in Indian Country and the initiatives being implemented to enhance energy access, efficiency, and sustainability. Our expert panelists will discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with these initiatives and their anticipated impacts on the energy landscape in Indian Country. As a moderated discussion, this session promises to offer valuable perspectives on the latest Indian energy initiatives and their potential to shape a cleaner and more sustainable future for tribal communities.
Key Points/Learning Objectives
Overall, these learning objectives aim to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the current state of energy in tribal communities, the key energy initiatives, and the challenges and opportunities associated with them. Additionally, participants will learn about successful case studies and engage in a Q&A session to gain a deeper understanding of the initiatives and their potential impact.
Senior Evaluation Researcher
Theresa Bohannan is a senior evaluation researcher at ADM Associates, specializing in conducting process evaluations of energy efficiency programs. With a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree and over five years of experience in energy efficiency, she brings a strong background in training and technical assistance to her role. Additionally, Theresa has worked with tribal courts, conducting research on the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and its implications for addressing disproportionality in the child welfare system. Her expertise and background provide valuable insights into energy efficiency initiatives and their potential impact for tribal communities.
Margie is a partner at Native Energy Resources Counsel, LLC where she represents tribes and tribal organizations with tribal legal codes, tribal utility negotiations, electric power and transmission contracting, oil and gas, tribal energy resource development, business matters and energy strategies. Margie has also been an energy attorney for over 30 years.
Margie has also published law review articles including “Regulation of Electric Utilities on Indian Reservations” and “Indian Allottee Water Rights: A Case Study of Allotments on the Former Malheur Indian Reservation”