The Georgia Council on American Indian Concerns was created by the Georgia General Assembly and is the only state entity specifically authorized to address the concerns of Georgia's American Indians. It is tasked with:
- Fostering cultural heritage of American Indians in Georgia and to be the agency to deal with specific federal programs which are required to be dealt with only by an Indian agency or organization.
- Advising state and local governments on proposed and existing policy and legislation, state-recognition of Indian groups, tribes and communities in Georgia, and other matters affecting the American Indian community.
- Assisting with American Indian burial and repatriation when notified of land permits affecting aboriginal, prehistoric, or American Indian burial sites and monitoring the identification process to ensure fair, objective consideration and assessment of all relevant information and evidence”.