The WELSA Hearings Division serves as the Department's administrative trial court for cases involving the White Earth Reservation Land Settlement Act (WELSA). Through proceedings conducted by an administrative judge, the Division determines the heirs of persons who died entitled to receive compensation under the WELSA.

The Division is headed by an administrative judge and is located in the Twin Cities area. Its decisions may be appealed to the Interior Board of Indian Appeals.

Contact Information

WELSA Hearings Division
Office of Hearings and Appeals
U.S. Department of the Interior
2001 Killebrew Dr., Suite 105
Bloomington, MN 55425

612-725-1858 (voice)
612-725-1856 (facsimile)


Cynthia A. Metivier, Administrative Judge


Procedural Regulations for Cases before the WELSA Hearings Divion