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Tribal affairs

Note - Oct. 20-22, 2014 - Annual Wisconsin Tribal Transportation Conference

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation's (WisDOT) tribal affairs initiative works exclusively on tribal relations and all transportation related issues affecting tribal communities.

The United States government has a unique legal relationship with federally-recognized Tribal Governments as set forth in the Constitution, treaties, statutes, and court decisions. WisDOT has a responsibility and is committed to this unique government-to-government relationship that respects tribal sovereignty and self-determination.

11 federally recognized Tribal Governments in Wisconsin


Logo - Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Logo - Forest County Potawatomi Community Logo - Ho-Chunk Nation Logo - Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Logo - Lac Du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Indians Logo - Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Forest County Potawatomi Community Ho-Chunk Nation Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Lac Du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Indians Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
Logo - Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin Logo - Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Logo - Sokaogon Chippewa Community Logo - St. Croix Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Logo - Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians
Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Sokaogon Chippewa Community St. Croix Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians

Executive Order

Executive Order 39, issued in 2004, affirms the government-to-government relationship between Wisconsin's tribes and the state of Wisconsin. As such, state cabinet agencies are directed to work cooperatively with tribes on any policies, programs or issues that have the potential to impact tribal communities.

The purpose of the Partnership Agreement is to continue to create and define the processes by which WisDOT and the Wisconsin Division-Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will work in collaboration with the 11 federally recognized Tribal Governments of Wisconsin.

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Last modified: September 8, 2014

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