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American Indian Advisory Council

Also known as:
Native American Advisory Board on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (Triplett/Lund list, 1976)
American Indian Advisory Council on Chemical Dependency
Active dates:1984 -

The Council will assist the state authority on alcohol and drug abuse in proposal review and formulating policies and procedures relating to chemical dependency and the abuse of alcohol and other drugs by American Indians.

Preceded by:
American Indian Advisory Board

The American Indian Advisory Council is also known as the American Indian Advisory Council on Chemical Dependency. The Council was named in Minnesota Statutes in 1984, but other groups addressing alcohol and drug abuse among Native Americans had been in existence since 1974 (1974 Minn. Laws Chap. 575 Sec. 2).

A memo from the Office of the Attorney General in 1982 suggests that the council was previously called the American Indian Advisory Board. The board sought to be formally recognized by Governor's Executive Order, but the opinion of the Attorney General's Office was that the board should seek additional recognition through legislative means instead, and therefore should be renamed as a council in the Minnesota Statutes. Please see agency notebook for news clippings and other records dating back to 1977.

The American Indian Advisory Council was reviewed by the Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy (LCPFP) in 2013 as part of their biennial duty required by Minn. Stat. 3.885 Subd. 11. The LCPFP's 2013 Recommendations called for keeping the council. 2018 Minn. Laws Chap. 164 Sec. 1 extended the group's expiration date from June 30, 2018 (which was set in 2014) to June 30, 2023.


The membership of this council shall be composed of 17 persons who are American Indians and who are appointed by the commissioner. The commissioner shall appoint one representative from each of the following groups: Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians; Fond du Lac Band, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe; Grand Portage Band, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe; Leech Lake Band, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe; Mille Lacs Band, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe; Bois Forte Band, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe; White Earth Band, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe; Lower Sioux Indian Reservation; Prairie Island Sioux Indian Reservation; Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Indian Reservation; Upper Sioux Indian Reservation; International Falls Northern Range; Duluth Urban Indian Community; and two representatives from the Minneapolis Urban Indian Community and two from the St. Paul Urban Indian Community. The terms, compensation, and removal of American Indian Advisory Council members shall be as provided in section 15.059.

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

Agency heads:

Commissioner of Human Services

Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1977-1991.
Record last updated: 10/26/2021

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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