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Tribal Relations (TERO)

The 2019 Tribal Transportation Safety Summit is scheduled for October 22-24, 2019 at the Dakota Sioux Casino & Hotel north of Watertown, SD. The summit is being hosted by the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate. Summit agenda and registration information is posted below.

SD LTAP is offering a road maintenance breakout training session on October 23, 2019. Information about the road maintenance training is in the summit information & tentative agenda.

Each participant is responsible for making hotel reservations directly with the hotel. There is a block of rooms reserved for the summit. Please ask for "Tribal Safety Summit" room block when making reservations. Room Rate: $63.00 plus tax. Deadline to make hotel reservations and be guaranteed the Summit rate is October 18, 2019. To reserve hotel room(s) call: 605-884-1700 or 1-800-658-4717.

There is no registration fee to attend. Deadline to submit registration is October 18, 2019. Please complete the registration form and submit by email, fax or US Mail. If you wish to fill out the form and have it automatically submitted, please use the "Tribal Safety Summit 2019 Registration Fillable Submit" version. If you wish to print and mail or fax, please use the "Tribal Safety Summit 2019 Registration Fillable - Print and Mail" version.

Previous Summit Reports

October 2018 Tribal Transportation Safety Summit Report
2018 TTSS Presentations
Sign In Sheets: Summit & Maintenance Training

October 2017 Tribal Safety Summit Report
2017 TSS Presentations

October 2016 Tribal Transportation Safety Summit Report

October 2015 Tribal Transportation Safety Summit Report

October 2014 Tribal Transportation Safety Summit Report

January 2014 Tribal Transportation Safety Summit Report

2012 Tribal Transportation Safety Summit Report


TERO / TECRO Information

Some projects have a special provision for TERO in their contracts. This provision applies to projects within the legal or historic boundaries of Indian Reservations.

The Special Provisions can vary slightly depending on the location of the project and scope of work. They can include some or all of the following: an Indian Preference Hiring Goal, TERO Employment Fee, Other Special Fees and/or a need for Compliance Plan to be negotiated between the Contractor and the Tribe.

When a project is let, a letter is sent to the Contractor and the Tribal TERO office notifying them of the Special Provision requirements and whether a Compliance Plan is needed.

Compliance plans are specific to each tribe and MUST be submitted to the correct tribal office prior to beginning work on a project which is on Reservation land. In some cases, the compliance plan may need to be submitted two (2) weeks before work on the project begins.

Contact Information for TERO and TECRO Offices in South Dakota

Minority Referral Sources

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