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Tribal Veteran Service Officer (TVSO)

Tribal VSONative 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

(651) 238-0334

Grand Portage

(218) 475-2780 

Mille Lacs

(507) 837-2761 

Red Lake

(218) 679-3309 

Twin Cities Metro Area

(651) 231-5064  / (651) 231-5581  / (612) 970-5662 

Southern Minnesota

(507) 456-5067

White Earth

(612) 357-8529

Non-MDVA TVSOs

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

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