Indian Affairs - State of Minnesota

Established in 1963, the Indian Affairs Council is the oldest council in the nation and serves as a liaison of the Indian tribes and the state of Minnesota. The Indian Affairs Council Offices, located in St. Paul and Bemidji, Minnesota, carry out the mission of the Indian Affairs Council, which is "to protect the sovereignty of the eleven Minnesota tribes and ensure the well being of all American Indian citizens throughout the state of Minnesota."

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Minnesota Tribal-State Relations Training

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UPCOMING TRAINING SESSIONS

  • * JUNE 16TH & 17TH, 2014 GRAND CASINO - HINCKLEY
  • * JULY 21ST & 22ND, 2014 WEST CENTRAL MN (SITE TBD)
  • * SEPTEMBER 8TH & 9TH, 2014 PRAIRIE'S EDGE RESORT / HOTEL - GRANITE FALLS

This course will explore the relationship between Indian tribes in Minnesota and the state government. It will first provide a brief history of federal Indian policy from colonization through the present day with a focus on tribal-state relations. Second, it will provide the legal background (regulatory, civil and criminal) between tribes and states generally and Minnesota tribes specificially. Third, it will provide a brief history of the eleven Minnesota tribes and Minnesota treaties and statutes. Fourth, it will provide an overview of issues in which tribal and state jurisdiction may conflict. Fifth it will provide new methods for resolving conflicts and the furture of tribal-state agreements. (UMD Course Description)

Registration information to follow. Please note that all dates and locations are subject to change. Call us at (218) 755-3825 to verify dates and locations.

 

Know your tribal nations

There are 11 tribal nations in Minnesota and we've got a lot of the information you need to know about them. View our tribal nations page to find more information about them.

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