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American Indian Community-Specific Board

Also known as:
Ombudsperson for American Indian Families Board
Active dates:2021 -

The board shall appoint the Ombudsperson for American Indian Families and shall advise and assist the ombudsperson in various ways, including but not limited to: selecting matters for attention; developing policies, plans, and programs to carry out the ombudsperson's functions and powers; attending policy meetings when requested by the ombudsperson; establishing protocols for working with American Indian communities; developing procedures for the ombudsperson's use of the subpoena power to compel testimony and evidence from individuals who are not agency personnel; and making reports and recommendations for changes designed to improve standards of competence, efficiency, justice, and protection of rights. The board shall not make individual case recommendations.


The board consists of five members who are members of a federally recognized Tribe or members of the American Indian community. The chair of the Indian Affairs Council shall appoint the members of the board. In making appointments, the chair must consult with other members of the council.

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 2023, 2022, 2021.

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

Record last updated: 04/05/2023

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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