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Tribal Affairs Office: Government-to-Government

The State of Wisconsin and the Department of Health Services have a unique legal relationship with each sovereign Indian government located within Wisconsin as affirmed and described in state and federal law.  Wisconsin Executive Order #39, issued in February 2004, affirms this government-to-government relationship.

Both the Department and the Tribes have a responsibility for the provision of health and human services to tribal members.  Whether services are provided through tribal agencies or directly through the Department's partner agencies, it is critical that the Department's administration and leadership of Indian governments consult with one another to assure the availability and successful delivery of needed services.

Key documents supporting this relationship are as follows:

Last Revised:  April 16, 2014