Native American Heritage Fund

Native American Heritage Fund

The Michigan Native American Heritage Fund (NAHF) was created as part of the Second Amendment, approved in 2016, to the 1988 Tribal-State Gaming Compact between the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (NHBP) and the State of Michigan. The NAHF is a public body politic established by an Interlocal Agreement pursuant to the Urban Cooperation Act of 1967 and in accordance with the Compact. Up to $500,000 per year from NHBP’s state revenue sharing payments go into the new Fund, which is dedicated to promoting understanding, history and good relationships with the State’s Native Americans. The funds will be distributed in the form of grants to schools, colleges and universities, and local governments to assist with initiatives to improve curricula and resources related to Native American issues, and mascot or imagery revisions, ideally in collaboration with Michigan’s Federally recognized Indian Tribes.

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Application

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History of the Logo

 

The outline of the state of Michigan represents the collaboration between the state and Tribal governments

 

The three feathers stand for honor and achievement

 

The colors encircling logo represent the Medicine Wheel

 

The flame represents the three fires alliance (Potawatomi, Ottawa and Chippewa Tribes)