The need for state forums on Indian affairs has increased in conjunction with the need for improved state-tribal relations. Traditionally, these forums have been under the direction of the executive branches in the states. More legislatures, however, are recognizing the benefits of having dedicated committees on Indian affairs or state-tribal relations. This compilation includes both legislative and executive branch committees and commissions, contact names and numbers. Please, email firstname.lastname@example.org with any errors or omissions.
† Information on number of tribes in each state includes federally and state-recognized tribes. Population statistics for American Indian and Alaska Native population was obtained from 2000 U.S. Census data. The first number represents the number of people who chose American Indian or Alaska Native as their only race. The second number represents the number of people who chose American Indian or Alaska Native in combination with one or more other races.
*Hawaii's population numbers include Native Hawaiians, and American Indians and Alaska Natives. The second number only includes other Pacific Islanders.