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Tribal Employment

Tribal Employment Rights Ordinances, or TEROs, require employers conducting business on reservations to give preference to qualified American Indians. Designated TERO officers or tribal employment office personnel monitor and enforce the requirements of their respective ordinances.

Six of Minnesota’s 12 federally recognized tribes have designated TERO offices. These are the primary administrative centers through which tribal governments administer the labor and employment of their TERO ordinances.

MnDOT Office of Civil Rights works collaboratively with tribal governments, private highway contractors, local governments, and other stakeholders to eliminate obstacles and maximize American Indian employment on highway construction projects.

Tribal Employment Overview

Background information on tribal employment as it relates to highway construction in Minnesota

Tribal Projects: Advertisement Duties

City and county engineers must uniformly apply MnDOT policies in all dealings with the state’s tribal nations, including pre- and post-advertisement duties.

Tribal MnDOT Map Application

An interactive map enabling users to focus exclusively on scheduled or planned MnDOT construction, and its proximity to tribal lands.

Frequently Asked Questions: Contractors Working On or Near Tribal Land

Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions from prime contractors and subcontractors working on or near one of the state’s 11 reservations.