Tribal-State Relations Training

Tribal-State Relations Training

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. As required by Governor Walz's EO 19-24, Minnesota Tribal and State Relations Training prepares state agency employees with the knowledge and tools to consult with tribes on matters of mutual interest. Participants learn departmental expectations, executive orders as they change with each administration, and ways to promote state-tribal agreements.

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. The 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.

2021 Tribal-State Relations Training Registration details

This training is for MN State Agencies and Departments only. Registration is by invitation. Once your agency has approved your attendance you will be sent an invitation to register. If you are a state employee interested in attending, please request an invite through your agency TSRT contact:

Administration, AgricultureCommerceCorrectionsEducationDEEDHealthHigher EdHousingHuman RightsHuman ServicesIRRRLabor and IndustryManagement and BudgetMediation ServicesMet CouncilMilitary Affairs, MN.IT ServicesNatural ResourcesPollution ControlPublic SafetyPublic UtilitiesRevenueTransportationVeterans AffairsAgency not listed? Inquire here.

TSRT Virtual Class 2021


TSRT training has been modified for safe learning during COVID-19 restrictions.
This virtual class will meet for 2 hours per month from January to June, offering two cohorts for MN State employees. Presenters include tribal leaders, staff, & community members, MN tribal liaisons, and Prof. Tadd Johnson, Esq.. Facilitated by Assoc. Prof. Joseph Bauerkemper of UMD.

$300.00 registration fee includes six 2-hour virtual training sessions and access to prerequisites. Access links will be provided to registered participants.

Cancellation Policy
Please make every effort to attend all six sessions.
If you need to cancel  your registration, send an email to [email protected] at least five business days prior to the first day so that others may attend.  You will be assessed a 10% handling and processing fee.  No refunds will be granted for cancellations made within 4 business days prior to the first day of training.

Vendor information:
Regents of the University of Minnesota
NW 5960 PO Box 1450
MPLS MN 55485-5960
United States

Please contact: [email protected] for questions.