State Tribal Economic Development Commission

The Commission was established in the Native American Economic Development Act of 1999. This commission is tasked with assisting, promoting, developing, and providing initiative recommendations for accelerating economic development on these Reservations in the areas of business expansion, manufacturing, tourism, agriculture, and community development.

The Commission cooperates and acts in conjunction with other public and private organizations for the benefit tribal communities; identifies, obtains, and coordinates governmental and private sector gifts, grants, loans, and donations to further economic development on Indian Reservations in Montana. Montana Code Annotated 90-1-131 through 90-1-135.

The Commission is composed of eleven Governor-appointed members representing the eight tribal nations in Montana, the Director of the Montana Department of Commerce, the Governor's Director of Indian Affairs and Chief Business Development Officer.  Public meetings occur throughout Montana on a quarterly basis.

BLACKFEET TRIBE


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Cheryl Reevis, Primary
Term ending 6/30/2024
PO Box 850
Browning, MT 59417
406.338.7521

Rodney Gervais, Alternate
Term ending 6/30/2024
PO Box 850
Browning, MT 59417
406.338.7521

CHIPPEWA CREE TRIBE


Chippewa Cree Tribe

Richard Sangrey
STEDC Vice-Chairman

Term ending 6/30/2023
RR #1, Box 544
Box Elder, MT 59521
406.395.5705

CONFEDERATED SALISH & KOOTENAI TRIBES


Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes

Jennifer Finley, Primary
Term ending 6/30/2023
PO Box 278
Pablo, MT 59855
406.675.2700

Len TwoTeeth, Alternate
Term ending 6/30/2023
PO Box 278
Pablo, MT 59855
406.675.2700

Crow Tribe


Crow Tribe

Shawn Backbone, Primary
Term ending 6/30/2024
PO Box 159
Crow Agency, MT 59022
406.679.3285

Vacant, Alternate

FORT BELKNAP INDIAN COMMUNITY


Fort Belknap Indian Community

Delina Cuts The Rope, Primary
Term ending 6/30/2024
656 Agency Main
Harlem, MT 59526
406.353.2205

Vacant, Alternate
Term ending 6/30/2024
656 Agency Main
Harlem, MT 59526
406.353.2205

FORT PECK ASSINIBOINE & SIOUX TRIBES


Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes

Bryce Kirk, Primary
Term ending 6/30/2022
PO Box 1027
Poplar, MT 59255
406.650.3263

Shannon Martell, Alternate
Term ending 6/30/2022
PO Box 1027
Poplar, MT 59255
406.650.8091

LITTLE SHELL CHIPPEWA TRIBE


Little Shell Tribe

Gerald Gray
STEDC Chair
Term ending 6/30/2024
2804 3rd Ave. N
Billings,MT 59101
406.294.8113

Vacant, Primary
Term ending 6/30/2024
511 Central Ave W
Great Falls, MT 59404
406.315.2400

NORTHERN CHEYENNE TRIBE


Northern Cheyenne Tribe

Melissa Fisher, Primary
Term ending 6/30/2023
PO Box 128
Lame Deer, MT 59043
406.477.6284

Lafe Haugen, Alternate
Term ending 6/30/2023
PO Box 128
Lame Deer, MT 59043
406.477.6284

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR


Montana Seal

Misty Kuhl
Director of Indian Affairs

PO Box 200801
Helena, MT 59620
406.444.3702

 

MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


Montana Department of Commerce

Scott Osterman
Director

301 S Park Ave
Helena, MT 59620
406.841.2700

Vacant
STEDC Program Manager

301 S Park Ave
Helena, MT 59620
406.841.2700

Next Commission Meeting

TBA

Past Commission Meetings

2022

February 16, 2022

2021

November 17, 2021 Agenda | Minutes

August 26, 2021 Agenda | Minutes (Zoom)

  • June 24, 2021 Strategic Planning Overview Session (Zoom)
  • June 4, 2021 Strategic Planning Session III (Zoom)
  • June 3, 2021 Strategic Planning Session II (Zoom)
  • June 2, 2021 Strategic Planning Session I (Zoom)
  • March 23, 2021 Strategic Planning Orientation (Zoom)

February 12,2021 Agenda | Minutes (Zoom)

2020

October 28, 2020 Agenda | Minutes (Zoom)

August 5, 2020 Agenda | Minutes (Zoom

February 26, 2020 Agenda | Minutes (Zoom)

2019

October 8, 2019 Agenda | Minutes

September 26, 2019 Agenda | Minutes

July 22, 2019 Minutes (Conference Call)

May 22, 2019 Agenda | Minutes

2018

December 12, 2018 Agenda | Minutes (Conference Call)

September 25, 2018 Agenda | Minutes

June 20, 2018 Agenda | Minutes

March 28, 2018 Agenda | Minutes

2017

October 1, 2017 Agenda | Minutes

May 9, 2017 Agenda | Minutes

April 6, 2017 Agenda Minutes (Conference Call)

February 1, 2017 Agenda | Minutes

Commission Reports


Publications

 

Governor's Annual Tribal Relations Report

The annual Tribal Relations Report commemorates the accomplishments of the State and Indian Nations of Montana. The Governor presents the report to the Indian Nations of Montana in fulfillment of the requirements of MCA 2-15-143, which became law based upon HB 608 sponsored by then Senator Jonathan Windy Boy in 2003. Senator Windy Boy's bill formalized the fundamental principle and integrity of the government-to-government relationship between the State and Tribal Nations of Montana.

Previous Tribal Relations Reports can be found here.