We work collaboratively with tribal governments, private highway contractors, local governments, and other stakeholders to eliminate obstacles and maximize American Indian employment on highway construction projects.
Indian tribal governments
Minnesota is home to 11 federally recognized tribes, each of which is a separate sovereign nation — unique unto itself and distinct from all other federally recognized tribes.
Each tribe has an independent relationship with the United States and the State of Minnesota. MnDOT recognizes the unique sovereign status and cultural values of all American Indian tribes in Minnesota and is committed to strengthening government-to-government relationships.
For more information, see Minnesota Tribal Nations Government-to-Government Relationship with MnDOT.
MnDOT, city, and county engineers pre-and post-advertisement duties under the Special Provisions Relating to Indian Employment
Interactive map outlining the proximity of planned and scheduled highway heavy construction projects to Indian Country
Contractors working on or near one of the 11 reservations within the state
About the Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance, Tribal Employment Rights Offices, and the Tribal Employment Rights Officer as they relate to highway construction