Are there other specialized programs for American Indian/Alaska Natives in Michigan?
Tribes have unique federal government-to-government and trust relationships with the U.S. government which have resulted in the U.S. government creating specific laws, policy, and programs for tribes and federally recognized tribal citizens. These American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) services are political agreements and memorandums of understanding; not race-based laws, policy, programs, or services. Tribal citizens have full access to tribal, state, and federal services provided within a tribe, state, or the U.S. based upon their residency and citizenship within each government jurisdiction respectively.
Federally recognized tribal members may access or be eligible for programs such as the following through their tribe, an urban Indian organization, other state agencies, or directly with the federal government:
Indian Health Services (http://www.ihs.gov/)
Michigan Tribal Directory (www.michigan.gov/mdcr)
Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver Program (www.michigan.gov/mdcr)
Tax Agreements (www.michigan.gov/som/0,4669,7-192-29701_41909---,00.html)
Urban Indian Programs (www.michigan.gov/americanindians)
Veterans Affairs (http://www.va.gov/)