STATE TRIBAL RELATIONS POLICY
State law recognizes that there is a unique government-to-government relationship between state government and the eight tribal governments in Montana. § 2-15-142, MCA.
Statutory Principles of State-Tribal Relations
- Cooperation and collaboration
- Mutual understanding and respect
- Regular and early communication [consultation]
- Accountability in addressing issues of mutual concern
- Preservation of the state-tribal relationship [government-to-government]