Tribal-State Relations Training

Tribal-State: Government-to-Government Relationships

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Tribal-State Relations Training

Photo of ceremonial signing of Executive Order 19-24

April 2019 ceremonial signing of Executive Order 19-24 hosted by Lower Sioux Indian Community attended by Governor Tim Walz, Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan, Chairman Darrell G. Seki, Sr., Chairman Faron Jackson, Chairman Charlie Vig, President Robert L. Larsen, Chairwoman Cathy Chavers, Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin, Chairwoman Janice Marie Spry, President Shelley Buck, Chairman Eugene Tibbetts, and other tribal officials from the 11 Tribal Nations in Minnesota. Photo by Melanie Franks.

Tribal consultation and TSRT are now required under MN law: Laws of Minnesota, 1st Spec. Sess. chapter 14, article 11, section 5 (PDF)

"The state has instituted Tribal-state government relations training, which is the foundation and basis of all other Tribal government relations training sources. All agencies must direct certain staff to complete available training to foster a collaborative relationship between the state of Minnesota and Minnesota Tribal governments, and to facilitate timely and meaningful consultation. In addition to all commissioners, deputy commissioners, and assistant commissioners, at a minimum all agency employees whose work is likely to include matters that have Tribal implications must attend Tribal-state relations training. Tribal liaisons must actively support and participate in the Tribal-state relations training."
-Laws of Minnesota, 1st Spec. Sess. chapter 14, article 11, sec. 5 subd.3J

Tribal-State Relations Training at a glance