The Native American Institute was established to assist North American Indian organizations and tribal governments plan and prepare to meet the present and future needs of their constituents.

The Institute has collaborated with tribes and American Indians in partnership with Michigan State University for close to three decades. Through this time period, Michigan tribes achieved significant advances in their community and economic development.

The Institute continues to provide support and coordination of projects that add value to these community development efforts.

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