The State-Tribal Relations Committee asks members of the public to heed restrictions tribal governments adopt to prevent the spread of COVID-19. At its May 8 meeting, the STRC agreed 8-1 to send a letter to the editor asking residents and nonresidents to comply.
The STRC wrote the letter at the request of the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council and with concurrence from the CSKT Tribal Council after meeting with both last week as part of the committee's role as legislative liaison with tribal governments.
Other topics discussed with the tribes include investigation of missing persons cases, election-related issues, relationships between county and tribal governments, licensing and training for foster care homes, turnover among child protection specialists, criminal jurisdiction, runaway youth, motor carrier enforcement, highway construction, treatment courts, and firefighting.
For more information about the committee’s work, contact its staff or visit its website:
Committee staff: Hope Stockwell, firstname.lastname@example.org, 406-444-9280
Committee website: http://leg.mt.gov/tribal