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 DHS-NAA-MIFPA@michigan.gov or 517-335-7782. We are pleased to assist with your inquiry or suggestions!
- 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.
- Keep Your Baby Sleeping Safely This safe sleep message was created by Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan. Learn more about safe sleep at www.michigan.gov/safesleep.
- Michigan Supreme Court ICWA Ruling (Morris Decision) Indicating the importance of Indian child identification/verification; tribal notification; and determination that parental requests may not waive ICWA requirements (Caseworker/Supervisor Tools).