News & Publications
“Bipartisan Policy Center,”
“Pipeline Leadership Conference Draws Record Crowd in Houston,”
North American Oil and Gas Pipelines, February 12, 2019.
Excerpt: [TER's] Four Craft Unions and Tribal Nations Panel produced another highlight with the signing of two MOS's between the Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma ... and the Pipeliners Local Union 798 and the Teamsters ...
“Labor Reserves: Tribal-Union Workforce Partnerships Address Pipeline Labor Shortage,”
Lou Thompson, North American Oil and Gas Pipelines, October 3, 2018.
Excerpt: While unions cultivate tribal partnerships to meet key labor needs, they may also help address larger challenges throughout Indian Country ...
“How Collaborating with Tribal Communities Benefits Pipeline Development,”
Bradley Kramer, North American Oil and Gas Pipelines, February 5, 2018.
Excerpt: One benefit especially attractive to indigenous groups are the tax incentives inherent in a pipeline passing through their lands. However, Thompson adds, there are also potential financial benefits for the pipeline company when building on tribal lands...
“Pipeline Leadership Conference a Star in Dallas,”
North American Oil and Gas Pipelines, November/December, 2017.
Excerpt: Lou Thompson of Tribal Energy Resource led a panel discussion that featured two pipeline operators, Ian Steward of Sempra Energy and Doug Kennedy of Plains All-American Pipeline, and two tribal representatives, Robert Williamson of the Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma, and Bobby Gonzalez of Tribal Energy Resource....
“Editor's Message: Getting to Know People the Old-Fashioned Way,”
Bradley Kramer, North American Oil and Gas Pipelines, February 26, 2018.
Excerpt: Being wrapped in a blanket taught me the value of appreciating a different culture in a business setting. I was at the 2017 Pipeline Leadership Conference in Dallas last November when I was involved in a blanket ceremony...
“Viewing Both Sides: A Look at the Relationship Between Tribes and Pipeline Companies,”
Lou Thompson, CEO of Tribal Energy Resource
Excerpt: Working as a Tribal Relations Program Manager for an energy pipeline company provided me a unique insight into the inner workings of large corporations while also providing me an extraordinary opportunity to work directly with tribal governments and communities...
“Tribes and the U.S. Forest Service: Walking in Both Worlds,”
Bobby Gonzalez, Tribal Energy Resource LLC, U.S. Forest Service Tribal Relations Newsletter, Winter 2018
Excerpt: The key to effective tribal engagement between the Forest Service and Native American tribes is to manage tribal interests while improving the stewardship of national forests. For the Forest Service, or any federal agency, improving trust and collaboration with Native American tribes can be a daunting task...
“Lessons from a Programmatic Agreement and Heritage-Based Consultations”
David H. Jurney, Don C. Bragg, Roger E. Coleman, and Bobby Gonzalez, Journal of Forestry, September, 2017, 115(5): 458-467.
Excerpt: [W]e believe the engagement required to develop this PA (and its predecessors) has helped turn the formal, mandatory consultation process into a more cooperative and mutually beneficial collaboration...