The Oregon Department of Energy is committed to working closely with the nine federally-recognized Native American Tribes in Oregon.
Continuing to build on our long-standing relationships with the tribes will help our agency better understand how we can work collaboratively on the challenges and opportunities facing Oregon while improving ODOE's programs, services, and responsibilities.
Senate Bill 770 (2001) formalized the government-to-government relationship between Oregon's Native Tribes and state government. The state holds annual meetings with our tribal partners, and ODOE prepares a report each year for the annual meeting.
Annual Reports to the Legislative Commission on Indian Services
Tribal Land Acknowledgement
The Oregon Department of Energy and its staff acknowledge that indigenous tribes and bands have been with the lands that we inhabit today in the Willamette Valley and throughout Oregon and the Northwest for time immemorial. ODOE's office are in Salem, Oregon, the land of the Kalapuya, who today are represented by the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians, and whose relationship with this land continues to this day.