Tribal Management and Emergency Services

Undergraduate Certificate in Tribal Management and Emergency Services

University of Nebraska at Omaha

  • Fully Online
  • 15
    Credits
  • $259.00
    In-State
  • $411.00
    Out-of-State

Program Overview

The online Tribal Management and Emergency Services, undergraduate certificate is designed to provide students with a valuable credential for anyone interested in working with Native Nations. Students will be prepared to assist Native communities plan for, respond to and recover from man-made and natural disasters and emergencies.

Currently, there are 567 recognized U.S. Tribal Nations. Each of these nations possesses inherent rights 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 a lack of resources. 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.

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. Taken the SAT or ACT

  2. Taken the TOEFL or IELTS

    (Only required if English is not your native language)

  3. Official transcripts from all previous schools

  4. Earned a high school diploma or GED

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

  • Complete and submit the online application for admissions. When filling out the application, complete the undergraduate application and select TMES certificate and not a degree program.
  • Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee

Courses You’ll Take

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
EMGT 4050Contemporary Issues in Tribal Management and Emergency Services3
This course covers application and integration of Tribal Management and Emergency Service (TMES) principles and practices, as well as contemporary issues affecting Tribal nations and their citizens; recent federal/tribal TMES legislation and case law; Federal/Tribal agency collaborative efforts; TMES Tribal Code development and implementation; and TMES funding resources such as PL 93-638 Contracts, grants and tribal taxation.
EMGT 2060Foundational Indian Law Policy Issues3
This course provides an examination of the federal and tribal legal cases and policies that affect the delivery of critical services on tribal lands. The course will also examine how such case law and resulting policy affects current U.S./Tribal/State relationship, specifically in the area of sovereignty and regulatory jurisdiction of emergency management principles. The student will gain an understanding of the legal obligations of Tribal Government and the emergency manager with regard to disaster response within the legal context of tribal law and policy.
EMGT 4020Federal/Tribal Government to Government Relations3
This course will introduce the Federal/Tribal government to government relationship that has evolved through U.S. Supreme Court case law; federal Indian policy; and through the Indian Self Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975. Specifically, this course will focus on overcoming the challenges of implementing Emergency Management principles between the U. S. and Tribal governments by understanding how the government to government relationship works.
EMGT 1150Introduction to Tribal Emergency Management3
This course is an introduction to how Tribal history and contemporary governance affect the delivery of emergency management services on Tribal lands as well as how the National Response Framework (NRF) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) are integrated to provide emergency services. The course focuses on the challenges of implementing the five mission areas of Emergency Management: Mitigation, Preparedness, Prevention, Response and Recovery for Native American Communities.
EMGT 3020Federal/Tribal Government to Government Relations3
This course will introduce the Federal/Tribal government to government relationship that has evolved through U.S. Supreme Court case law; federal Indian policy; and through the Indian Self Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975. Specifically, this course will focus on overcoming the challenges of implementing Emergency Management principles between the U. S. and Tribal governments by understanding how the government to government relationship works.

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$259.00
Fees
$52.25
Total
$311.25

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$777.00
Fees
$156.75
Total
$933.75

Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$411.00
Fees
$52.25
Total
$463.25

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$1233.00
Fees
$156.75
Total
$1389.75
Eduardo Zendejas, J.D.
Instructor

Eduardo Zendejas is currently the Chief Judge for the Omaha Tribal Court. He has also been General Counsel for the Omaha, Winnebago and Ponca Tribes of Nebraska. Along with the Tribal Management and Emergency Services classes, he has taught many other UNO courses including Introduction to Native American Studies, Federal Indian Law, Tribal Governments, The Indian Child Welfare Act, Indian Gaming, Indian Mascots, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure.

Application Deadlines
  • Fall SemesterAug 02
  • Spring SemesterDec 02
  • Summer SessionJun 02