Grey Provides Liaison Between Tribes, DOEMay 15th, 2004 | By tcj | Category: 15-4: Ancient Cultures Modern Technology, Tribal College News
Steve Grey, program manager for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s American Indian Program, has been confirmed as the director of Indian affairs for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Historically a political appointment, Grey’s job will be a full-time career position with the DOE.
As the director, he serves as an advisor on high priority program and policy issues of national interest involving state, local, and tribal governments. He also is the principal liaison between the DOE and tribal governments, enabling him to influence policies affecting American Indian nations.
“Tribes own 15% of the natural energy resources in the United States,” Grey says. “Our office will be able to help direct policy on how the department can best work with and assist the tribes.” One of his first tasks is setting up a major tribal summit meeting between the tribes and the DOE.
Grey, a Navajo, was born and raised in Kayenta, AZ, on the Navajo Nation and graduated from Monument Valley High School. He attended Diné College, received his Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering and also earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
In his work at the lab, he played a leadership role in American Indian outreach and education programs. He went on to manage a DOE field office at Diné College in Shiprock, NM. Grey will divide his time between DOE headquarters, the laboratory, and New Mexico where he and his wife reside