State of Montana Employees Annual Tribal Relations Training

2020 Tribal Relations Training Information




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The Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs encourages state employees to engage in an online training program, designed by the federal government, entitled “Working Effectively with Tribal Governments”.

The training curriculum has been developed to provide government employees with skills and knowledge they can use to work more effectively with tribal governments.  In this course, you will develop an understanding and awareness of tribal issues and concerns.  You will learn about the unique status of Indian tribes which introduces users to concepts essential to understanding the unique political status of federally recognized Indian Tribes, such as tribal sovereignty, the government-to-government relationship, and the federal trust responsibility; the history of tribal-federal relations, explains the complex issues of jurisdiction in Indian Country, provides links to various federal statutes that pertain to Indian tribes; and, provides essential cultural information that can greatly increase the quality of cross-cultural communication.  This training is provided to you at no cost.

To take the federal online training program, you can log on as a state employee by simply providing your name and email address.  The course should not take more than one hour, and includes a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

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Governor's Office of Indian Affairs

State Capitol Building
2nd Floor, Room 202
PO Box 200801
Helena, Montana 59620
P (406) 444-3702
F (406) 444-1350

Tribal Headquarters

Blackfeet Nation
(406) 338-7521

Chippewa Cree Tribe
(406) 395-5705

Crow Nation
(406) 638-3708

Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes
(406) 675-2700

Fort Belknap Assiniboine & Gros Ventre Tribes
(406) 353-2205

Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes
(406) 768-2300

Little Shell Chippewa Tribe
(406) 315-2400

Northern Cheyenne Tribe
(406) 477-6284

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