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!
- New best-practices for Tribal Infant Safe Sleep: Inter-tribal Council of Michigan (ITCMI) Tribal Infant Safe Sleep Public Service Announcement (Video), Family Resources, and Tribal Leader Strategies
- The Bureau of Indian Affairs ICWA Final Rule Press Release, Final Rule (regulations) published 6/8/16, and Frequently Asked Questions documents.
- Federal Register: Final Rule Indian Child Custody Proceedings published June 14, 2016
- MDHHS-Pub-1113, Qualified Expert Witness Job Aid
- ICWA Designated Tribal Agent of Service of Notice list 2016 Tribal directory for contacting individual tribes pertaining to Indian Child Welfare cases.