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'A huge step forward' Minnesota commissioners take historic tribal relations training


October 9, 2019

ST. PAUL — Tribal leaders have a direct line to the Minnesota governor and the lieutenant governor, a renewed commitment that the state government will work in consultation with them and now a first of its kind effort to have agency commissioners undergo training to better understand tribes.

For the first time in the state's history, commissioners and governor's office employees have entered into training to better understand tribal sovereignty and issues that pertain to indigenous people in Minnesota. The state employees and officials traveled to the Prairie Island Indian Community for a two-day training that started on Monday, Oct. 7.


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