Minor in Tribal Management and Emergency Services

A minor in Tribal Management and Emergency Services provides an in depth cross section of the Tribal Management and Emergency Services profession.  At present there are 566 recognized U.S. Tribal Nations.  Each of these nations possess quasi-independent systems of self-governance that are expected to simultaneously conduct governmental tribal functions while cooperating and complying with many local, state, and federal government regulations and laws.  This complex and often confusing system of administration presents many challenges for Native Governments, particularly when faced with natural or man-made disasters that threaten tribal lands and interests.  These threats to tribal communities are often compounded by lack of resources due to high levels of unemployment and poverty existing in reservation populations.  Understanding the complex legal, historical, and cultural issues affecting tribal government management and provision of crisis response is essential to provide routine and emergency services to native communities.  

The minor requires the following 18 credit hours with grades of C- or better:


EMGT 1150Introduction to Tribal Emergency Management

3 credits

EMGT 2060Foundational Indian Law & Policy Issues

3 credits

EMGT 2500Disasters and Vulnerable Populations

3 credits

EMGT 3020Federal/Tribal Government to Government Relations

3 credits

EMGT 4020Protecting and Sustaining Tribal Economies

3 credits

EMGT 4050Integration of Contemporary Issues in Tribal Emergency Management

3 credits