Issue Position: Tribal Relations
Mike has worked hard to improve relations between state government and Montana's seven tribal governments. The Department of Justice has worked to adopt state/tribal agreements in the areas of water usage, gaming control and law enforcement cooperation.
Mike successfully negotiated an agreement with the Northern Cheyenne Tribe to allow release by the federal government of the Otter Creek Coal Tracts to the state of Montana.
Mike's office has protected all Montana children by providing full faith and credit for tribal court orders in family law cases.
Mike has assisted in successful negotiations with several tribal governments for comprehensive water compacts.