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Tribal Relations

Minnesota Tribal-State Relations Training

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Minnesota is home to 11 sovereign tribal nations, which collectively represent the sixth largest employer in the state and the majority of the state’s 61,000 American Indians. Minnesota Tribal and State Relations Training prepares state agency employees with the knowledge and tools to consult with tribes on matters of mutual interest. Participants learn departmental expectations, executive orders as they change with each administration, and ways to promote state-tribal agreements.

The vision of the Tribal-State Advisory Group on American Indian Training and Consultation is a community that values and promotes knowledge, understanding and respect for American Indian Governance, history, and ways of life. The mission is to provide training and education for Minnesota state employees about American Indian tribal governments, histories, cultures, and traditions in order to empower state employees to work effectively with American Indians, and promote authentic and respectful relationships between state agencies and American Indian tribes.

Find out who the MN State Agency Liaisons are by visiting the MN Indian Affairs Council Website here. 

2019 Tribal-State Relations Training Schedule:

(Note, this training is for MN Agencies and Departments Only)

  • April 15 & 16, 2019 (registration is currently full)
    Hosted by Lower Sioux Indian Community at Jackpot Junction


  • June 17 & 18, 2019 (Notification list is currently full)
    Hosted by Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa at Grand Portage Lodge
  • November 4 & 5, 2019 (registration currently not open, sign up on the wait list above)
    Hosted by Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa at Black Bear Casino

Tribal-State Relations Training has been approved for: 

  • 14 Professional Development Hours for the Department of Transportation

  • This course has been approved by the Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 7.5 hours in the following category or categories of credit:

(a) standard continuing legal education;

(b) ethics or professional responsibility continuing legal education; or

(c) elimination of bias continuing legal education.

  • 11 continuing education credits from the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training.

Contact if you have any questions regarding the continuing education credit approvals.