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Tribes and Transportation

Strengthening government-to-government relations through partnerships

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MN Tribes and Transportation logoAdvocacy Council

Who we are

The Advocacy Council for Tribal Transportation discusses roadway policy and issues involving roadways on or near Indian reservations. Membership includes representatives from eleven Minnesota tribes, MnDOT, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Michigan Tribal Technical Assistance Program, Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Federal Highway Administration, and Minnesota counties and cities.

ACTT meets quarterly, rotating between tribal locations and elsewhere around the state.


The Advocacy Council for Tribal Transportation is committed to bring recommendations to improve tribal transportation through effective collaboration and partnerships.

1. Assess and Evaluate Common Tribal Issues — identify and prioritize issues and determine the appropriate action for those issues.

2. Develop Statewide Policy and/or Legislation — determine that external stakeholders, gather input, gain ACTT consensus on any action, obtain endorsement from the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, and submit to appropriate the agency for approval/implementation.

3. Create Awareness and Educate on Issues — Identify information resources, gather feedback on issues/topics of interest, and identify and develop forums.

4. Identify and Promote Successful Practices — Once a process identified work to develop process to identify, evaluate, and disseminate successful practices and identify resources and develop mechanisms to promote forums for successful practices.

ACTT meeting documents

ACTT 2021 meeting dates

Note: Meetings will be virtual and hosted through Microsoft Teams. If you need a meeting invitation, please contact Jen Parshley.

  • February 2nd
    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • April 6th
    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • July 7th
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • October 6th
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Tribal Transportation Grants

Discussion topics

ACTT Meeting Minutes:

ADA and accessibility

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