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Working with Oregon's Tribes

Warner Lakes in Lake County

The 2001 Oregon Legislature enacted SB 770 (ORS 182.162-.168) formalizing the government-to-government relationship that exists between Oregon´s Indian Tribes and the State of Oregon.
The bill requires state agencies develop and implement policies on tribal relations. Agency managers and others who communicate with the Tribes are to be trained in tribal matters, participate in annual meetings and prepare annual reports.

The bill institutionalized the May 22, 1996 Executive Order EO-96-30. The executive order established a process to "assist in resolving potential conflicts, maximize key inter-governmental relations, and enhance an exchange of ideas and resources for the greater good of all of Oregon´s citizens."
Provisions of the statute also include annual meetings, require key contact designation, and encourage inter-governmental agreements.
DLCD has prepared reports (see below) for each annual meeting. These reports explain the department´s government-to-government activities and issues, and DLCD´s SB 770 policy.
On September 23, 1997, DLCD presented its interest statement at the first annual meetings between state and tribal governments under EO 96-30.
DLCD´s key contacts on tribal matters are: 
Jim Rue, Director
635 Capitol Street NE, Suite 150
Salem, OR 97301-2540
Phone: 503-373-0050 ext: 40002
Fax: 503-378-5518
E-mail: jim.rue@state.or.us

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Annual Report to the Governor

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Archaeological Sites

Archaeological Site in Lake County
ALERT!: This is a memo regarding state laws on archaeological sites.

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