Native American Tribes


Gaming has long been the primary economic engine for Native American tribes. Many tribes are turning to energy as a new vehicle for economic development, bringing new jobs to the reservation, diversifying their sources of revenue and enhancing sovereignty.

Tribes are uniquely positioned for success in the energy industry. Progressive thinking and access to significant natural resources provide tremendous opportunities for energy development. Avant helps tribes:

  • Promote prosperity by planning for it—develop energy master plans that balance economics and the environment
  • Maintain a heritage of sustainability by tapping into energy resources—develop and own wind, bioenergy, geothermal, hydro and solar energy production facilities
  • Protect and enhance sovereignty by establishing tribal-owned utilities—eliminate reliance on outside electric utilities and keep utility revenues on the reservation