December 8, 2014

NM gets $579 million in energy revenues, second in the nation--- Farmington Daily News

New Mexico has been allocated $579 million from the U.S. Department of the Interior for revenues generated in energy production on Federal and American Indian lands, according to a department press release.

The disbursements include more than $1 billion to American Indian Tribes and individual Indian mineral owners, marking the first time disbursements from energy production on American Indian lands topped the billion-dollar mark.

Among the top states receiving FY 2014 revenue are Wyoming ($1 billion); New Mexico ($579 million); Utah ($171 million); Colorado ($169 million); California ($100 million); North Dakota ($68 million); Montana ($38 million); Louisiana ($24 million); Alaska ($20 million); and Texas ($12 million).  – 12/6/2014


Sixth White House Tribal Nation’s Conference – US Department of the Interior

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell delivered opening remarks at the sixth White House Tribal Nation’s Conference, where she emphasized the Obama Administration's commitment to Indian Country, including self-determination and self-governance initiatives that are helping tribal nations to build a foundation for a successful and culturally vibrant future.

The conference provides leaders from the 566 federally recognized tribes the opportunity to interact directly with President Obama, members of his Cabinet and other federal policy-level officials, building on the President’s commitment to strengthen our government-to-government relationship with Indian Country and to improve the livelihood of Native Americans.

During this year’s conference, Jewell will discuss some of the progress made by the White House Council on Native American Affairs in advancing initiatives on educational reform, energy and economic development and climate change. -- 12/3/2014