This Agreement is intended to coordinate the abilities and to maximize the guidance, resources and participation of tribes in order to remove barriers from the process that impede the proper care of Indian children. The Agreement is directed at child welfare activities of the State through its local social services systems and attempts to impact the State’s judicial systems. It represents the development of a comprehensive working relationship between each of the eleven tribes located within the geographical bounds of the State of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Human Services for the delivery of child welfare services.

Author: State of Minnesota
Date: February 2007