Welcome to the Blackfeet Tribal Employment Rights Office

Mission: "To enhance the lives of the Blackfeet people through employment and training."

Applications and Forms

  • Compliance Plan Form is to be completed and submitted to T.E.R.O @ blkft_tero@blackfeetnation.com
  • Blackfeet Tribal Business License is to be completed and submitted to Blackfeet Revenue and a copy sent to T.E.R.O
  • TERO Registry Form is for TERO clients (workforce) to fill out and submit to TERO in order to be registered with TERO
  • TERO Complaint Form is to be filled out and submitted to the TERO office to file an official complaint
  • Indian Preference Companies List is the Indian owned companies certified through Blackfeet TERO
  • Integrated Management of Tribal Contact Checklist is a list of Tribal Departments you may need to contact in order to be in compliance, depending on the work being completed on the Blackfeet Reservation.

Blackfeet Tribal Business License (docx)


TERO Registry Form (doc)


TERO Complaint Form (doc)


Indian Preference Companies List (pdf)


Integrated Management of Tribal Entities Contact Checklist (docx)


Compliance Plan-fillable form (docx)


Blackfeet Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance

Blackfeet Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance & Safety Enforcement Act of 2010 (tif)


Blackfeet TERO

Executive Summary


A Tribes authority to enact and enforce an Indian employment preference law within the exterior boundaries of the Reservation is grounded in its inherent sovereign powers of self-government. TERO supports the most basic principle of Indian law and decisions. TERO is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Representative (EEOC) on the Blackfeet Reservation.

TERO requires all businesses, contractors, and subcontractors to utilize preference in hiring qualified TERO certified workers while doing business within or near the exterior boundaries of the Blackfeet Reservation.

TERO ensures that all Native American Businesses from the TERO Business Registry are given the opportunity to bid on any construction project within the exterior boundaries of the Blackfeet Reservation.


Before conducting business on the Blackfeet Reservation


Step 1: Obtain a Blackfeet Tribal Business License

You will need to purchase a Blackfeet Tribal Business License located at the Blackfeet Commerce office. The fee for a business license is $50.00. Phone (406) 338-5545. Click on the following link for their website. 

Blackfeet commerce

Step 2: Complete a Compliance Plan

After purchasing your business license, you will be required to fill out your compliance plan and submit to the TERO office 20 days prior to commencing work.  Once approved you can purchase your work permits at the TERO office. 

Blackfeet TERO

Step 3: Other Tribal Programs you may need to contact

Depending on the type of business activity you may be required to comply with the Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) (406) 338-7521 and/or Blackfeet Environmental Office (BEO) (406) 338-7421. ie: road construction, oil drilling etc. 

Blackfeet Environmental Office

Indian Preference Catalog


Browse through our catalog of Indian-owned businesses. All businesses listed have met the criteria set forth by the Blackfeet TERO office. 


Native American Procurement Technical Assistance Center has teamed up with Blackfeet TERO to serve clients on a monthly basis on the Blackfeet Reservation. Marshall Lucas, Procurement Specialist will be available to offer assistance at the TERO office. His contact number is 406-304-8888 or email: mlucas@nadc-nabn.org

 The NADC PTAC’s mission is to maximize the number of capable American Indian owned companies in the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains Regions in the government marketplace.  Providing our clients with an understanding of the requirements of government contracting and the marketing know-how to successfully obtain and perform federal, state, local and tribal government contracts is a top priority of NADC PTAC.  Supporting government agencies in reaching and working with suppliers is also crucial to the success of this program. 

Visit NADC PTAC Website

PTAC Client Application (pdf)


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