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Advocacy Council

Who we are

The Advocacy Council for Tribal Transportation, founded in 2006, discusses roadway policy and issues involving roadways on or near Indian reservations. Membership includes representatives from eleven Minnesota tribes, MnDOT, BIA, Michigan TTAP, Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, FHWA, and Minnesota counties and cities.


The Advocacy Council for Tribal Transportation is committed to bringing forward recommendations for improving tribal transportation through effective collaboration and partnerships.

1. Assess and Evaluate Common Tribal Issues—identify and prioritize issues and determine the appropriate action for those issues.

2. Develop Statewide Policy and/or Legislation—determine that external stakeholders, gather input, gain ACTT consensus on any action, obtain endorsement from the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, and submit to appropriate the agency for approval/implementation.

3. Create Awareness and Educate on Issues—Identify information resources, gather feedback on issues/topics of interest, and identify and develop forums.

4. Identify and Promote Successful Practices—Once a process identified work to develop process to identify, evaluate, and disseminate successful practices and identify resources and develop mechanisms to promote forums for successful practices.

Where we meet

ACTT meets quarterly, rotating between tribal locations and elsewhere around the state.

Upcoming meetings

  • July 12, 2018 – hosted by Fond du Lac
  • Oct. 11, 2018 – hosted by Bois Forte
  • 2019 dates – To be announced

ACTT agenda item request form

Meeting minutes


October 25-26, 2016 – Grand Portage, Grand Portage Lodge and Casino


Discussion topics

ADA and accessibility

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