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.

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation: ‘Proud to Be’

Obama Visits Indian Powwow To Pledge ‘respect’ To Tribes


  • Selected Native American News Stories


    The National Indian Law Library (NILL) of the Native American Rights Fund (NARF)


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  • Interior Proposes Reform of Tribal Federal Acknowledgment Regulations

    Department of the Interior has released its proposed changes to the tribal federal recognition regulations. These proposed changes would cause the process to fall in line with the policy laid out in the Indian Reorganization Act and promotes consistency and transparency for those seeking recognition.

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