Govt Relations & Policy


The IAM Government Relations, Public Policy & Civic Engagement Committee was established in 2014 to enhance the Minnesota Indian American community’s relationship with elected officials and increase civic engagement within the community. While this committee touches on many different aspects of community improvement, the main focus is Advocacy Leadership for Indian American causes at the community and all levels of government (Federal, State, County & City). The committee works to build long term connections and partnerships that advance the mission and values of IAM.


  1. Connect with elected officials who represent our community, enhance their understanding of our needs and integrate them as part of their legislative work.  

  2. Enhance civic engagement of the Indian American community in such a way that our contributions and their value are known to the broader Minnesota communities.

  3. Facilitate the relationship between the Indian Embassy or Consulate General’s office and the Minnesota Indian community.