USEA CONSENSUS WEBINAR: Indian Energy Minerals Forum

The Indian Energy Minerals Forum originates from continued engagement with energy and mineral stakeholders where a one-day seminar on Indian Energy Minerals was held at the Reservation Economic Summit March 2020, Las Vegas, Nevada.  Since that time feedback from the tribal energy community has been received and a webinar series devised to further this conversation.  In conjunction with Department of Energy, the United States Energy Association, Sagebrush Hill Group LLC and industry partners, we present the Indian Energy Minerals Forum Webinar series.   Special focus will be providing background on Indian Country and its diverse resource base.  Creating an energy future focused on self-determination through environmental best practices, securing public/private funding for tribally lead private partnerships, developing access to new energy markets through new and integrated infrastructure development, and on outlook on strategic resources and technology.

Welcome – USEA/DOE

Introduction – Derrick Watchman, President, Sagebrush Hill Group LLC


  • Tribal Resources – Stephen Manydeeds, Division Chief, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, U.S. Dept. of Interior

“The Lay of the Land – Tribal Resources”

  • Tribal Perspective – Shane Seibel, Growth Fund Executive Director, Southern Ute Indian Tribe

“Building A Tribal Energy Entity”

  • Industry Perspective – Joseph Micheletti, Chief Operating Officer, Westmoreland Mining LLC

“A Tribal – Company Partnership”

Conclusion/Summary – Steve Grey, Board Member, Four Corners Economic Development Inc.