Welcome to CERT

The Council of Energy Resource Tribes (CERT) was founded by Indian Tribes as a distinct resource providing advice and support for Tribes in developing and sustaining long-term energy goals. CERT helps Tribes attain the confidence needed to chart a new course of development addressing Tribal priorities and values while contributing to a more secure energy future for all Americans.

Since the inception of CERT, farsighted Tribal leaders have dramatically restructured the federal-Indian relationship regarding mineral development on Indian lands and have formed partnerships with leaders in the industry.

CERT member Tribes have absolute control of their valuable resources and utilize an Energy Resource Assessment to design strategic techniques that contribute to improving the Tribes’ management capabilities. The Tribes manage all aspects of their resources--from negotiating agreements, protecting the environment, understanding the value of water and other resources, to verifying revenue payments.

Our goal is to help Tribes build stable, balanced, self-governed economies, according to each Tribe’s vision and priority.








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Reminder - New Address

Phone Number for CERT

Council of Energy Resource Tribes

8200 South Quebec Street #509

Centennial, CO 80112