University of Minnesota Duluth
Driven to Discover™
218-726-8113    cehelp*AT*

Tribal Relations

Minnesota is home to 11 sovereign tribal nations which collectively represent the sixth largest employer in the state and the majority of the state’s 61,000 American Indians. Employees of state agencies are mandated to consult with the tribes on matters of mutual interest, yet they have not been equipped with the knowledge or tools they need to implement such consultation. Expectations vary from one department to another, executive orders change with each administration, and loose definitions of consultation can lead to state-tribal disagreements.

The vision of the Tribal-State Advisory Group on American Indian Training and Consultation is a community that values and promotes knowledge, understanding and respect for American Indian governance, history, and ways of life. Our mission is to provide training and education for Minnesota state employees about American Indian tribal governments, histories, cultures and traditions in order to empower state employees to work effectively with American Indians, and promote authentic and respectful relationships between state agencies and American Indian tribes.


CEUs available for this training:


Department of Transportation: 14 Professional Development Hours

Department of Public Safety: 12 Continuing Education Hours (POST)

Department of Human Services 12 Continuing Education Hours (BOSW)

The following trainings have been approved for 8.5 CLE units:

  • Tribal & State Relations Training, January 9-10, 2017



© Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Last modified on 12/05/17 03:45pm