Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED)
Welcome to the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development Web site. Here you will learn about the work our office is doing to help Indian communities gain economic self-sufficiency through the development of their energy and mineral resources, application of established business practices, and co-sponsorship of innovative training programs.
The office is made up of four Divisions:
Division of Energy and Mineral Development - Assists Tribes with the exploration, development, and management of their energy and mineral resources with the ultimate goal of creating jobs and sustainable tribal economies.
Division of Economic Development - Assists Tribes in creating an environment for economic progress through training, business planning, and expert consultation.
Division of Capital Investment - Manages the Indian Loan Guaranty Program to facilitate access to capital and loan financing for Indians.
Division of Workforce Development - Manages a wide variety of job placement and training programs to promote Indian employment opportunities.
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Calendar of Events
TRIBAL COURTS and SECURED TRANSACTIONS LAW
A free training opportunity for Tribal judges and attorneys
Tuesday 3:00pm Eastern
“Universal Commercial Codes: Bringing Business to Indian Country”
A Working Forum on Tribal Secured Transaction Laws, presented in partnershipwith the Federal Reserve Banks of Minneapolis and San Francisco:
In many Native communities, private business development may be hindered because federal laws and procedures governing matters such as lending, commerce, and property ownership are absent or insufficient. The Uniform Law Commission, key tribal representatives, the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), and the Federal Reserve Banks of Minneapolis and San Francisco are collaborating to conduct one-day training sessions offering a comprehensive overview of secured transactions laws and guidance for tribal leaders who want to assess their community’s legal environment and devise a plan to implement commercial codes.
The Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) was established within the Office of the Secretary, Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior to provide high-level support for the Department’s goal of serving tribal communities by providing access to energy resources and helping tribes stimulate job creation and economic development.
IEED focuses on increasing the economic vitality of American Indians and Alaska Natives. The Office is committed to achieving long-term goals of promoting Indian economic development, increasing tribal business knowledge, increasing jobs and businesses, increasing capital investment, and providing assistance for developing energy and mineral resources.