American Indians in Minnesota: Topics and Issues

What does Federally Recognized mean?

A federally recognized tribe means that the United States recognizes a government-to-government relationship tribe. Federally recognized tribes have the rights of self-government (sovereignty) and the right to some federal benefits, services, and protections.

For more information on how a tribe becomes federally recognized or other questions visit the U.S. Department of the Interior: Indian Affairs.

To learn more about Indigenous governments we suggest the book listed below. It is a print book that can be requested at the University of Minnesota Libraries or at many local libraries. Find a copy near you by searching Worldcat. 

The 11 Federally Recognized Tribes in Minnesota

Listed below are the 11 federally recognized tribes. If you are interested in learning more about where these tribes are geographically located visit the Minnesota Employment and Economic Development and or the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council (MIAC)

Tribal Communities and Governments

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2023 4:19 PM