What is the Tribal Energy Management (TEM) Seminar Series?

The TEM seminar series consist of five (5) week-long seminars focused on pertinent issues facing government officials, industry representatives, and Native Americans in the development of energy resources on tribal lands.  It is a part of a new degree program at the School of Energy (SOE) at San Juan College (SJC).

Who is the target audience for the TEM Seminar Series?

Tribal council leaders, Native American entrepreneurs, government officials, energy industry representatives, ANYONE who desires to learn more about energy development on tribal lands.

Where will be TEM Seminar Series be held?

The seminars will be held at the SOE on the SJC Campus in Farmington, NM. For information about travel and lodging visit, TEMS travel and lodging web page.

Does an attendee have to attend all of the TEM Seminar Series in order to participate?

Seminar attendees who are not seeking a SJC degree are not required to attend all of the seminars.

How do the seminars fit into the Tribal Energy Management Degree Program?

The seminars constitute fifteen (15) credit hours of a sixty (60) hour Tribal Energy Management Associates Degree Program.  The additional requirements include fifteen (15) credits in each of the following categories: general education courses, energy core courses, and courses in a chosen area of technical concentration in the energy field.

What is the cost for each seminar?

Non-students: The cost per seminar is $600 for people who are not taking the seminars for college credit.  This includes participation in four (4) day seminar, including all printed support material, lunch each day, and a certificate of completion for the seminar.

Students: Students at San Juan College, whether they are enrolled in the TEM A.A.S. program or in other degree programs, will be charged according to standard college cost structure at the time of registration. Each seminar is a 3 credit class.

When will the TEM Seminars be held?

  • TEMS 110:  Introduction to Federal Indian Policy- September 18-22
  • TEMS 211: Introduction to Indian Energy: Water, Land, Minerals- October 23-27
  • TEMS 210: Introduction to Tribal Governance, Sovereignty, and Regulations- December 4-8
  • TEMS 212: Introduction to Tribal Business, Finance, and Human Resources- February 26-March 1
  • TEMS 213: Doing Business on Tribal Lands: A Practical Approach- April 9-13