State Tribal Relations Policy

Statutory Requirement

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]