About the Native Nations

These federally recognized sovereign Native nations are culturally distinct tribes with rich histories and deep strengths. The 23 are listed below according to the state with which they share the same geographic area (Minnesota, North Dakota and/or South Dakota) and include a map of that state showing the locations of the nations. To learn more about each, follow their link to their website. Learn more about our investments in these nations (PDF).

Minnesota shares geography with these Native nations and reservations

Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Prairie Island Indian Community
Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Red Lake Nation
Grand Portage Band of Chippewa Shakopee-Mdewakanton Sioux Community
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Upper Sioux Community
Lower Sioux Indian Community White Earth Nation
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe  

North dakota shares geography with these Native nations and reservations

Mandan, Hidatsa & Arikara Nation Standing Rock Sioux Tribe*
Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate* Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa
Spirit Lake Nation  

*The land of these nations spans the border between North Dakota and South Dakota.

South dakota shares geography with these Native nations and reservations

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate *
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe Standing Rock Sioux Tribe*
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Yankton Sioux Tribe
Oglala Sioux Tribe  

*The land of these nations spans the border between North Dakota and South Dakota.

You can find out more about Native nations at these state-sponsored websites: