Information on Minnesota State Agencies, Boards, Task Forces, and Commissions
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Indian Affairs Intertribal Board
Liaison between the state of Minnesota and tribal governments; act in the interests of the Minnesota Indian community in resource and service delivery; assist tribes in relationships with private agencies.
The name of this group has changed several times. It was originally named the Indian Affairs Commission (1963-1976), then the Indian Affairs Intertribal Board (1976-1983), and was finally renamed the Indian Affairs Council in 1983.
"... in 1976, the statute was again amended creating significant changes in the structure of the Council and spelling out and simplifying the duties of the Agency. The 1983 Legislature again amended M.S. 3.922 and changed the name of the agency. It also removed sunset legislation and extended the life of the Agency and the third name change in the history of the Indian Affairs led the revisions adopted by the 1983 Legislature. The "Indian Affairs Intertribal Board" became the "Indian Affairs Council." The 1976 Legislature set June 30, 1983 as the date the Agency would expire. The sunset date was removed and a new sunset date of June 30, 1988 was added." (From: Report of the Indian Affairs Council, November 15, 1983. See link below for full report.)
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News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1963-1982.
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