Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Civil Rights

Ensuring equal opportunity for all businesses and personnel on our projects

Equal opportunity and workforce programs

Tribal employment

MnDOT 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.

Indian tribal governments

Minnesota is home to 11 federally recognized tribes, each of which is a separate sovereign nation — unique unto itself and distinct from all other federally recognized tribes.

Each tribe has an independent relationship with the United States and the State of Minnesota. MnDOT recognizes the unique sovereign status and cultural values of all American Indian tribes in Minnesota and is committed to strengthening government-to-government relationships.

For more information, see Minnesota Tribal Nations Government-to-Government Relationship with MnDOT.

Tribal projects: Advertisement duties

MnDOT, city and county engineers pre-and post-advertisement duties under the Special Provisions Relating to Indian Employment

MnDOT tribal map application

Interactive map outlining the proximity of planned and scheduled highway construction projects to Indian Country

Contractors working on or near tribal lands

Guidance for contractors working on or within a 60-mile radius of one of the 11 reservations within the state

Tribal employment rights

Information about how Tribal Employment Rights Ordinances, Tribal Employment Rights Offices, and the Tribal Employment Rights Officers relate to highway construction