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.
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.
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.
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.
EMPOWERING NATIVE AMERICAN FIRMS SINCE 1977.
Browse through our catalog of Indian-owned businesses. All businesses listed have met the criteria set forth by the Blackfeet TERO office.