Tribal Energy Management Seminar Series

Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum

San Juan College School of Energy

Whether you are a tribal leader making decisions about energy resources, a government official building knowledge of tribal issues, or an industry representative working in Indian Country; an exciting new seminar series at San Juan College School of Energy is designed to meet your needs. The Tribal Energy Management Seminar Series will increase your knowledge and build your understanding of the relationship between government, industry and Native American communities.

The five seminars, each one week long, include a variety of interactive presentations and exercises along with insight from highly respected guest lecturers. The curriculum covers science, technology and regulatory frameworks as well as historical and cultural issues. The last seminar takes participants on a series of field trips to four reservations for an in depth look at energy business in Indian Country.


∙ Enhance management and entrepreneurial capacity in tribal communities

∙ Increase industry and government understanding of how energy business is conducted in tribal communities.

∙ Promote a collaborative relationship between government, industry, and Native American tribes regarding resource development.


TEM 110: Intro to Federal Indian Policy

October 23-27, 2017

Federal Indian Policy from “emergent” to current times; the impact that past policies and treaties have on current situations.

TEM 211: Intro to Indian Energy: Water, Land, Minerals

December 4-8, 2017

A focus on Indian energy resources, including land, minerals and water.

TEMS 210: Intro to Tribal Governance, Sovereignty, and Regulations

January 22-January 26, 2018

The Impact of the Federal Indian Policy on tribal sovereignty and governance.

TEMS 212: Intro to Tribal Business, Finance, and Human Resources

February 26-March 1, 2018

An overview of tribal energy business systems and structures.

TEMS 213: Doing Business on Tribal Lands: A Practical approach

April 9-13, 2018

Application of knowledge and theories from previous TEM courses.



The cost per each seminar for non-degree seeking participants is $600.

Degree seeking students should consult with the San Juan College catalog or contact SOE Advisor Georgia Cortez (505) 566-3890.

The Education Department can provide part-time scholarships to Tribal Members for this series of classes at San Juan College. If interested, contact: Dr. Jonathan Hunstiger, Adult Education Manager, 970-563-2784,

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