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Tribal Nations Consultation Policy for the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission 

 A unique government-to-government relationship exists between federally recognized Tribal Nations in Minnesota, the State of Minnesota and the United States federal government. The U.S. Constitution, numerous treaties, statutes, Federal case law, regulations and executive orders, as well as political, legal, moral, and ethical principles have recognized the right of Tribal Nations to self-governance and self-determination. Tribal Nations in Minnesota exercise inherent sovereign powers over their members and territory. 

In 2019, the Commission developed a Tribal Consultation Policy to guide its interaction with Tribal Nations, and has committed to holding annual consultations with each Tribal Nation.

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Tribal Engagement/Consultation Policy

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