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’

 Courtesy of

 National Congress of American Indians

Courtesy of UpTake Video

Obama Visits Indian Powwow To Pledge ‘respect’ To Tribes


  • 2014 Native Youth Report

    The Obama Administration is working to find solutions to the pressing problems that confront Native youth, with an emphasis on education, economic development, and health. This report aims to bring attention to these matters and to issue a call to action to all Americans, to work together to remove barriers that stand between Native youth and their opportunity to succeed.

    View article →
  • Selected Native American News Stories


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


    View article →