Indian Affairs - State of Minnesota

During the 2015 Legislative Session, the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council was, once again, appropriated money to grant out for the purposes of preserving Dakota and Ojibwe Indian languages by fostering education and immersion programs in Minnesota. The amount available is $900,000 a year for two years, totaling $1.8 million. We are soliciting grants which fund projects that will take two years, following the state’s fiscal year running July 1st to June 30. The grant deadline is October 17, 2015 with recipients announced in November. Please contact JoLynn White, if you have any questions regarding the Dakota and Ojibwe Grant process.

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Tribal Nations Education Committee

Committee Vacancy: "at-large" seat member that represents Greater Minnesota

The mission of the TNEC is “To strengthen, protect and advance the overall education experience and opportunities for all tribal (American Indian) students, families and communities of Minnesota."

Please note: This a volunteer board; there is no monetary compensation or reimbursement. Those who serve are able to do so with the generous approval and support from their respective positions/organizations in which they work.

Those who are interested in serving are asked to write a brief bio as well as a brief letter of interest and email to Billie Annette (TNEC secretary) at


We have always been sovereign nations…

Today, treaties continue to affirm the inherent sovereignty of American Indian nations. Tribal governments maintain nation-to-nation relationships with the United States government.Tribal nations manage lands, resources, and economies, protect people, and build more secure futures for generations to come.

That is Why Treaties Matter.

Visit the Treaties Matter website for more information and to see the 2014-2016 exhibit tour schedule through MnSCU and the Blandin Foundation area.

Why Treaties Matter Website:

Contact MIAC to schedule an event using the MIAC copy of the exhibit:


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.