HELENA – Governor Greg Gianforte issued the 2021 State-Tribal Relations Report, “Partners in the Montana Comeback.”

“A symbol of the strong collaboration between the State of Montana and our Tribal Partners, this report highlights our joint efforts to foster growth, preserve traditions, and create greater opportunity in Indian Country,” Gov. Gianforte said.

The report, which covers accomplishments in Montana for the state fiscal year 2021, provides information about the successful efforts borne from strong collaboration between the State of Montana and Tribal Partners. 

“I love our state and our vibrant, resilient, and strong tribal communities,” said Misty Kuhl, director of the Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs and an A’aniiih member of Fort Belknap Indian Community. “Our governor cares deeply about Native issues, and I appreciate the privilege of executing his vision.”

The report features the state and tribes’ collaborative work in five different areas: legislative accomplishments; economic development and infrastructure; education and culture; natural resources and wildlife; and safe and healthy communities.

This annual report has been presented to Montana’s tribal governments since 2003, as mandated by Montana Code Annotated 2-15-143.

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