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Tribal Veteran Service Officer (TVSO)

Native Americans have one of the highest records of military service per capita of any ethnic group. In fact, 25 percent of able-bodied adult Native Americans enlist in the armed forces, compared to 3 percent of the general population. Yet less than 50 percent of eligible American Indian Veterans apply for benefits they have earned.The MDVA Tribal Veterans Service Officer initiative operates in partnership with the Governmental and Tribal agencies, the Governor’s Office, Minnesota State Legislators and the Minnesota Native American Nations. Working with Veterans in areas such as Red Lake and Grand Portage, MDVA staff recognized a need for culturally connected service representatives, leading to the development of this program.

For more information, contact us at 1-888-LinkVet (546-5838) or at one of TVSO offices below:

Bois Forte
(218) 757-3295 EXT 295

Grand Portage
(218) 475-2780

Mille Lacs
(320) 532-7731

Red Lake
(218) 679-3309

Twin Cities Metro Area
(651) 231-5064 / (651) 231-5581 / (612) 970-5662

Southern Minnesota
(507) 637-1534

White Earth

(218) 983-3285 EXT 5904

    Fond du Lac

    (218) 878-2670
    Fon du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

    Leech Lake

    (218) 335-3691
    Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Veteran's Services