Montana State Legislature

2007-2008 State-Tribal Relations Committee

The State-Tribal Relations Committee acts as a liaison with tribal governments in Montana, encourages state-tribal and local government-tribal cooperation, conducts interim studies as assigned, and may propose legislation and report its activities, findings, or recommendations to the legislature.

August 21, 2008 Capitol, Room 137
  Agenda Minutes Listen

Meeting Materials:
-- Reserved Water Compact Memo Revised 8/15/08, Litigation MemoTimeline
-- Indian Education - Christopher Lohse Presentation
-- Memo on Alcohol Licensing
-- Memo on Oil and Gas Compacts
-- Memo on State Court PMFA Penalties
-- Memo on proposed 2009 Legislation with State-Tribal Impacts
-- Final Report Preliminary Outline

June 23-24, 2008 Pablo, Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes
  Agenda Minutes Listen - June 23
Meeting Materials:
-- Report on State Recognition of Tribes
-- Information from state on federal assistance for Indian mental health
-- Specific Children's Mental Health response
-- Information on Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders SAMHSA grant 
-- Department of Corrections response to meth treatment questions
-- Flathead Reservation Land Status 2006 ( Map)
April 19, 2008 Great Falls, Little Shell Tribal Offices, 1807 3rd St. NW
  Agenda Listen Minutes
Meeting Materials:
-- Sample letter to Congressional Delegation regarding tribal foster care programs
-- Sample letter to Montana Retail Association regarding display of Indian art
-- Sample letter to tribal leaders regarding identification of Indian art

Meeting Handouts:
-- Letter from Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation
-- Letter from Fort Belknap Indian Community
-- Letter from Blackfeet Nations regarding tri-lateral intergovernmental agreement
-- Powerpoint slides on Tribal Access to Recovery program
-- Information on Department of Corrections meth treatment programs
-- Information on Morony Dam site provided by Fish, Wildlife & Parks
January 16-17, 2008 Capitol, Room 102
  Agenda Minutes  
Meeting Materials:
-- Marketing of Native American Art, Dyani Bingham 
-- Jobs for Montana Graduates 
-- Sample Letter to Congressional Delegation regarding action on Water Compacts 
-- Letters regarding empowerment zonestuition fee waivers 
-- Presentation on Indian Health, Medicaid 
-- Indian Education for All handouts: History & Location
October 16, 2007 Meeting at Crow Agency
Revised Workplan Agenda Minutes  
Meeting Materials: 
-- Review of Indian Gaming Compacts (State)(Tribe by Heather Whiteman Runs Him)
-- Taxation Review presented by Del Laverdure
-- Water Compact Review presented by Heather Whiteman Runs Him 
-- Review of Land Issues by Jeremy Not Afraid
June 15, 2007 Capitol
Workplan Agenda Minutes Follow-up Information

In this interim, the committee has no studies assigned but will be hearing reports and concerns related to water issues, education, health care, employment, and other issues of interest to committee members.

State-Tribal Relations Staff Reports

Staff reports from the State-Tribal Relations interim committee will be posted here as they become available.

Letters Sent to Congressional Delegation

Sample letter sent regarding water compacts

Sample letter sent regarding foster children funding

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