Native American Outreach Program

Native American Outreach Program

The NAOP conducts presentations, trainings, and dialogues within the community regarding effective collaboration and cultural competency of the Urban American Indian/Alaska Native and First Nations population.

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Together we are Maajiishkaatong mina-maadiziwin Edinsing or building a healthy community.

The NAOP can assist with:

  • Applying for medical insurance: Medicaid, Medicare and Ingham Health Plan. 
  • Connecting to a medical home. 
  • Applying for community programs: DHS, WIC, Food Bank etc. 
  • Referring for assistance with Substance abuse, Domestic violence, Child abuse, Veteran's benefits and Legal assistance. 
  • Information for Women and families about healthy stages of development and parenting information. 
  • Connection to Community events and resources that are culturally relevant.

Chii Miigwetch!

Indigenous Youth Empowerment Program

The IYEP is a collaboration with the Lansing School District-Title VII Native American Program and Michigan State University's Residential College in the Arts & Humanities.

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IYEP Envision Statement

We envision indigenous youth to be empowering leaders within their schools and native communities. We forsee youth reclaiming a healthy balance of communal and traditional well being by emphasizing the value of respect. We believe the teaching of traditional knowledge to youth will assist in sustaining and maintaining indigenous nations for the next seven generations.


The IYEP is a collaboration with the Lansing School District-Title VII Native American Program and Michigan State University's Residential College in the Arts & Humanities. IYEP is a program for all indigenous youth of Ingham County. The program discusses:

  • Building community through traditional knowledge,
  • Empowering Indigenous youth through cultural awareness,
  • Emphasizing and assisting the importance of academics


The IYEP is open to all youth communities in Ingham County, however there is an emphasis on supporting and empowering the American Indian youth community.

There is no cost to attend any of the programming, however pre-registration is required for all events as well as parental consent to partake in the programs.

2011 IYEP Summer Cultural Camp Staff and Mentors


East Lansing

MSU-Pre College Leadership Program
Attn: Stephanie Chau
121 Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, Michigan 48823
517.353.1822 ext. 103

Indigenous Law & Policy Center
405 Law College Building
East Lansing, Michigan 48824

MSU-American Indian Studies Program
414 Baker Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan 48824

MSU-Native American Institute
Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture
446 W. Circle Drive Room 412
East Lansing, Michigan 48824


Michigan Indian Education Council
P.O. Box 378
Haslett, Michigan 48840


DHS-Native American Affairs
Attn: Stacey Tadgerson
235 S. Grand Ave.
Suite 1504
Lansing, Michigan

Michigan Indian Child Welfare Agency
6425 S. Pennsylvania
Suite 9
Lansing, Michigan 48911

Michigan Indian Employment and Training Services
1048 Pierpont
Lansing, Michigan 48911

Lansing School Distritct- Title VII Native American Program
Attn: Becky Roy
500 E. Thomas Rd.
Lansing, Michigan 48906

Michigan Indian Legal Services
215 S. Washington
Suite C
Lansing, Michigan 48933


Nokomis Learning Center
Native American Cultural Learning Center
5153 Marsh Rd.
Okemos, Michigan 48864

Contact Us


Public Health Services- Family Outreach Services at (517) 887-4322.

Advocate: Jaclynn Lloyd at (517) 272-4130

5303 S. Cedar Street, Room 211

Lansing, MI 48909


Director: Dr. J. Estrella Torrez at (517) 884-1327