Native American Resource Partners (NARP) is a development firm exclusively dedicated to structuring, financing, and implementing natural resource projects with Tribal Nations in the United States and First Nations in Canada. NARP identifies and incubates opportunities with the goal of assisting Nations to attain financial self-sufficiency through equity ownership in co-partnered “Tribal Companies” focused on developing their resources.
Through its in-house staff of technical, financial, service industry and legal experts, NARP evaluates resource opportunities, develops financial models, assists in structuring transactions which benefit aboriginal communities, and provides capital and expertise for implementation.
NARP has offices in Calgary, AB and Denver, USA.
Chief Executive Officer, PresidentMr. Jurrius has spent the past 25 years developing energy projects and providing financial solutions to Tribal Nations in the United States and First Nations in Canada.
In 1986, Mr. Jurrius began developing natural gas properties located on the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s reservation in southwestern Colorado. In 1992, Mr. Jurrius began partnering directly with the Southern Ute Tribe to facilitate acquisitions on behalf of Red Willow Production Company, the Southern Ute’s production company. In 1994, Mr. Jurrius entered into a joint venture with a major merchant banker to facilitate joint ventures between financial investors and the Southern Ute Tribe. After leading the groups to approximately $150 MM of merger and acquisition investments in up-stream and mid-stream assets, Mr. Jurrius was asked to take a position as “Financial Advisor” to the Southern Ute Tribal Council in 1996, where he served until 2001. As advisor to the Tribal Council, Mr. Jurrius was responsible for the overall management of the Tribe’s financial resources, evaluation of energy transactions and the development and implementation of a comprehensive “Financial Plan” for the Tribe. Mr. Jurrius’ work for the Tribe led to the formation of the Tribe’s “Growth Fund,” where he served as the financial director. Mr. Jurrius’ significant accomplishments include the Tribe’s acquisition of Red Cedar Gathering Company, McKenzie Methane Corporation, securing the Tribes first off-Reservation asset investment in Contango Oil and Gas Company, and the successful implementation of the Tribe’s Financial Plan and associated AAA credit ratings from Fitch and Moody’s rating agencies.
In 1999 Mr. Jurrius was introduced to the Northern Ute Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in northeastern Utah by the Southern Ute Tribe. In 2000, Mr. Jurrius agreed to represent the Northern Ute Tribe where his firm served as Financial Advisor and was responsible for overseeing the Tribe’s fiscal and resource estate. Mr. Jurrius’ significant accomplishments with the Northern Ute Tribe include the implementation of the Tribe’s Financial Plan, and the creation of Ute Energy, the Tribe’s energy company, where he served as CEO and President.
In 2008 Mr. Jurrius founded Native American Resource Partners for the purpose of providing Tribal Nations access to capital and expertise for proprietary development of their resources. Since that time Mr. Jurrius and NARP have provided capital commitments in excess of $460 million.