Tribal and American Indian Families

Resources and supports for Indigenous children and families living on and off Tribal Nation lands

Indigenous Health Services and Tribal Clinics
Inpatient and outpatient healthcare facilities that support Indigenous children and families living on and off Tribal Nation lands
Tribal and Indigenous Schools and Programs
Local school programming serving Indigenous children and families living on and off Tribal Nation lands. Services may also be available through local school districts and charter schools.
Tribal and Indigenous Early Head Start/Head Start
Services and programming that support child development, parenting skills, transition to public school kindergarten, and self-sufficiency for low-income Indigenous children ages birth through 5, pregnant women, and families living on and off Tribal Nation lands.
Tribal and Indigenous Behavioral Health Services
Clinics and other behavioral health settings that support Indigenous families living on and off Tribal Nation lands.
Tribal and Indigenous Family Home Visiting
Voluntary, home-based services ideally delivered prenatally through the early years of a child's life. Family Home Visiting provides social, emotional, health-related, and parenting support and information to families. It also links families to appropriate resources including maternal health. Programs listed here are provided by Tribal Nations or are specifically-focused supports for Indigenous children and family members living on and off Tribal Nation lands.
Child and Teen Checkups Tribe and County Contacts (search by tribe or county)
Child and Teen Checkups Coordinators can help with medical or dental appointments or transportation to appointments. Search on the website by Tribe or county for connections to Tribal and Indigenous services for families living on and off Tribal Nation lands.
Tribal and Indigenous Health and Human Services
Tribal government connections to health and human services for Indigenous children and families living on and off Tribal Nation lands.
Tribal and Indigenous Parenting Support Programs
PACER American Indian Parent Network
Provides workshops and individual assistance on special education, mental health services, and other topics for Indigenous parents and family members living on and off Tribal Nation lands, as well as professionals who support them. Includes information from the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Tribal and charter schools.
Minnesota Tribal Resources for Early Childhood Care (MNTRECC)
Provides resources, technical assistance, and outreach to Tribal and Indigenous early childhood programs in Minnesota. MNTRECC bridges connections and educates state child care systems about Tribal and Indigenous early childhood programs, strengths, challenges, and services provided.