Native American Services
Our Native American Affairs office provides a broad range of services to protect, preserve and strengthen Native American families both on and off tribal lands.
We support an Indian population of approximately 130,000 with various services provided in partnership with Michigan's federally recognized tribes, the state historic tribes, Indian organizations, federal government and other community and state organizations.
If you have questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions, contact Native American Affairs at MDHHS-NAA-MIFPA@michigan.gov or 517-335-7782. We are pleased to assist with your inquiry or suggestions!
- 2015 BIA Guidelines for State Courts and Agencies Comparison Chart Highlights reasons for changes to the BIA Guidelines from 1979 publication to updated 2015 version.
- American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) Foster Home Recruitment (Video) An American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) specific recruitment tool for potential foster or adoptive parents, licensing professionals, and agency partners supporting foster/adoptive homes.
- DHS, Native American Affairs 2013 Annual Report Summary of 2013 tribal/state accomplishments and business priorities.
- ICWA Designated Tribal Agent of Service of Notice list 2016 Tribal directory for contacting individual tribes pertaining to Indian Child Welfare cases.
- Indian outreach workers help youth maintain tribal identity