State Tribal Economic Development Commission

The State Tribal Economic Development Commission (STEDC) works in a government-to-government relationship to expand and improve economic prosperity opportunities for each of the eight tribal nations through business expansion, capital access, manufacturing, tourism, agriculture and community development. The Governor appoints eleven members, including one from each of the eight tribal governments in Montana.  

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 6/30/2021
PO Box 850
Browning, MT 59417
406.338.7521

Vacant, Alternate 

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

Shelly Fyant, 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 Real Bird, Primary
STEDC Chairman
Term ending 6/30/2018
PO Box 159
Crow Agency, MT 59022
406.679.3285

Vacant, Alternate

FORT BELKNAP INDIAN COMMUNITY


Fort Belknap Indian Community

Ray King, Primary
Term ending 6/30/2021
RR #1, Box 66
Harlem, MT 59526
406.353.2205

Delina Cuts The Rope, Alternate
Term ending 6/30/2021
RR #1, Box 66
Harlem, MT 59526
406.353.2205

FORT PECK ASSINIBOINE & SIOUX TRIBES


Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes

Kaci Wallette, Primary
Term ending 6/30/2022
PO Box 1027
Poplar, MT 59255
406.768.2300

Jestin Dupree, Alternate
Term ending 6/30/2022
>PO Box 1027
Poplar, MT 59255
406.768.2300

LITTLE SHELL CHIPPEWA TRIBE


Little Shell Tribe

Gerald Gray, Primary
Term ending 6/30/2021
2804 3rd Ave. N
Billings,MT 59101
406.294.8113

Clarence Sivertsen, Alternate
Term ending 6/30/2021
PO Box 543
Black Eagle, MT 59414
406.315.2400

NORTHERN CHEYENNE TRIBE


Northern Cheyenne Tribe

Lane Spotted Elk, Primary
Term ending 6/30/2020
PO Box 128
Lame Deer, MT 59043
406.477.6284

Vacant, Alternate

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR


Montana Seal

Misty Kuhl
Director
Office of Indian Affairs

PO Box 200801
Helena, MT 59620
406.444.3702

Vacant
Chief Business Development Officer
Office of Economic Development

PO Box 200801
Helena, MT 59620
406.444.5634

MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


Montana Department of Commerce

Scott Osterman
Director

301 S Park Ave
Helena, MT 59620
406.841.2745

Billie LeDeau
STEDC Program Manager

301 S Park Ave
Helena, MT 59620
406.841.2754

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.