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 will be posted in early September 2019.

2022 Tribal Transportation Safety Summit Information

The 2022 Tribal Transportation Safety Summit is scheduled for November 9-10, 2022 at the Grand River Casino & Resort in Mobridge, SD. There will also be Road Maintenance Training on November 9th in conjunction with the Summit.  The summit draft agenda, road maintenance training information, hotel information and registration information is posted below. 

Deadline to register is November 1, 2022.  There is no registration fee to attend. 

The conference hotel is Grand River Hotel & Resort but there are also hotel room blocks at Mobridge Kountry Inn and Wrangler Inn.  Please check the hotel room block information for each hotel’s deadlines and be sure to reserve your hotel rooms by those dates to ensure the rates provided. 

The Summit & Road Maintenance Training registration is fill and print document.  After you complete the form, hit the “Submit” button and it will email the form. 

2022 Tribal Transportation Safety Summit Information & Tentative Agenda

2022 Tribal Safety Summit Registration

Previous Summit Reports
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

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June Hansen
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700 E. Broadway Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
Telecommunication Relay Service for the Deaf: 1-800-877-1113
Fax Number: 605-773-4442 

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