Tribal-State Relations Training

Tribal-State: Government-to-Government Relationships

Tribal Nations in Minnesota

There are 11 federally recognized Indian tribal governments in Minnesota. Each tribe is a separate sovereign nation with its own government - 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 of federally recognized tribes and the cultural values of all American Indian tribes in Minnesota, and is committed to strengthening the government-to-government relationship with the tribes.


  • Leech Lake
  • Mille Lacs
  • White Earth
  • Mille Lacs
  • Fond du Lac
  • Mille Lacs
  • Bois Forte
  • Shakopee Mdewakanton
  • Lower Sioux
  • Red Lake
  • Prairie Island
  • Upper Sioux
  • Grand Portage