State of Montana Employees Annual Tribal Relations Training

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2015 Tribal Relations Training

The Governor's Office of Indian Affairs facilitates an annual Tribal Relations Training to support state employees in developing meaningful and productive interactions with tribes.

This year's training titled, "Partners in Building a Stronger Montana" will be held December 15, 2015. The training teaches by example through the storytelling of successful state-tribal collaborations, the inclusion of Indian speakers and experts, and the incorporation of American Indian traditional practices and perspective throughout the day.

To register, visit or call (406) 444-3871 Registration Fee $120

2015 Tribal Relations Training

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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


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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