Native American Services
Our Native American Affairs office provides a broad range of social 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!
- Tribal Foster Parent Recruitment Resource (Casey) Strategies for Recruitment and Retention of Foster Families for American Indian Alaska Native Children.
- Heart of ICWA Video The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) produced videos demonstrating ICWA as a gold standard in child welfare.
- Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) ICWA Final Rule 25 CFR 23 effective 12/12/16 (New) - See the Code of Federal Regulations: Part 23 - Indian Child Welfare Act for details on ICWA compliance regulations.
- 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
- Federal Register: Final Rule Indian Child Custody Proceedings published June 14, 2016