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Tribes and Transportation

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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

January 15, 2016 – Mille Lacs, Grand Casino Hinckley
April 15, 2016 – Leech Lake, Northern Lights Casino Hotel
July 15, 2016 – Upper Sioux, Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort
October 14, 2016 – Grand Portage, Grand Portage Lodge and Casino

Meeting minutes


October 14, 2015 – Lower Sioux, Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel


  • January 17, 2014 (Leech Lake, Northern Lights Casino Hotel)
  • April 18, 2014 (White Earth, Shooting Star Casino Hotel)
  • July 18, 2014 (Bois Forte, Fortune Bay Casino Hotel)
  • October 17, 2014 (Fond du Lac, Black Bear Casino Hotel)


Discussion topics

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