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Tribal Nations Consultation Policy for the Minnesota Department of Commerce

A unique government-to-government relationship exists between the 11 Federally-recognized Minnesota Tribal Nations, the State of Minnesota and the federal government. The U.S. Constitution, numerous treaties, statutes, federal case law, regulations, Executive Orders, as well as political, legal, moral and ethical principles legally recognize the inherent self-governance and self-determination rights of Indian Tribes.

On August 8, 2013, Governor Mark Dayton issued Executive Order 13-10 and in 2019 Governor Tim Walz issued Executive Order 19-24 affirming this unique and legally established relationship between the State of Minnesota and Minnesota Tribal Nations and requiring certain Cabinet–level agencies to implement a Tribal Consultation Policy.

Read the Minnesota Department of Commerce Minnesota Tribal Nations Consultation Policy here.

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