Tribal Programs > The Peoples Fund      
     
  The People's Fund of the Mandan, Hidatsa & Arikara Nation    
     
  The Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council recognizes the opportunity given to the people of the MHA Nation from the oil & gas development
on the Fort Berthold Reservation. The People’s Fund has been created for the membership as a source of revenue long after the last barrel of oil is
taken from our lands. As we have been fortunate to be blessed with this natural resource that has taken millions of years for Mother Nature to prepare. 
We shall extend the benefits of this resource perpetually into the future. The People’s Fund will continue to benefit the members of the
Three Affiliated Tribes for many generations to come.
The Director and Advisory Board for the People’s Fund and TAT Chief Financial Officer have been working closely with the Office of Special Trustee (OST)
to utilize their services in order to realize tax benefits, for members, which are derived by OST issuing the per capita. 

The People’s Fund is an annual distribution to all duly enrolled members of the MHA Nation that are 21 and over. Those that are under the age of 21
will have their monies remain in trust with the exception of those currently between the ages of 18 and 21 and attending an accredited college or
university or those on active duty with the U.S. Armed Forces or National Guard.

Updates to the distribution date will be posted to the MHA Nation website at www.mhanation.com.

 
     
  See the downloadable forms below for more information.  
     
     
  ***REMINDER: ALL MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO KEEP AN UP TO DATE MAILING AND PHYSICAL ADDRESS ON FILE WITH THE ENROLLMENT OFFICE.***  
         
  Contact Information      
     Teddi DuBois-Gonzalez Office Location:    Melissa Mason  
     Phone: 701-627-8254 Finance Department    Phone: 701-627-8266  
              1-844-684-0205 404 Frontage Road             1-844-684-0205  
     Email: tdubois@mhanation.com New Town, ND 58763    Email: mdemery@mhanation.com  
         
         
  Downloadable Forms      
  TAT People's Fund Brochure      
     
     
  PEOPLE'S FUND DISBURSEMENT - AUGUST 2017 - RESOLUTION NO. 17-174-FWF  
     
  The MHA Nation Tribal Business Council has approved Resolution No. 17-174-FWF
which authorizes a one-time $1,000.00 disbursement for all enrolled members regardless of age.
This disbursement, per the Resolution, will be mailed out no later than August 11, 2017, to all members 14 years old and above.

Enrolled members under the age of 14 as of November 1, 2017, will be required to have their legal guardian
fill out the 2017 People’s Fund - Resolution No. 17-174-FWF Minor Disbursement Form and return to Finance.
Forms will be available at Tribal Finance, segment offices and the MHA Nation website.
Please allow up to four weeks to process once Finance receives your form.

Enrolled members under the age of 14 as of November 1, 2017, in the custody of the Three Affiliated Tribes
shall have their disbursement held in Trust until the age of 18.

THE MINOR DISBURSEMENT FORM IS AVAILABLE BELOW:
 
     
  August 2017 TAT Minor Disbursement Form Resolution No. 17-174-FWF  
     
     
  PEOPLE'S FUND 2017 DEDUCTION INFORMATION  
     
  The Tribal Business Council has the authority per Resolution No. 13-004-VJB - January 04, 2013,  
to “offset distributions against liquidated debts owed by the payee to the MHA Nation or any of its agencies”
and Resolution No. 14-112-VJB - July 10, 2014, “Unless there is an approved loan and repayment schedule
in effect prior to the distribution close out date of July 1 of the distribution year…
and the member is not in default on that schedule, any monies owed to the Tribe,
to any Tribal Enterprise or to the Tribal Court, shall be deducted from any members distribution
at the rate of one half (1/2) of annual…distribution amount until such debt and/or obligation to the Tribe is paid in full…” 

IF YOU RECEIVED LESS THAN $1,000.00 IT IS BECAUSE YOUR NAME WAS ON A DELINQUENT ACCOUNT LIST
SUBMITTED BY ONE OR ALL OF THESE ENTITIES:


Three Affiliated Tribes Department of Child Support Enforcement – Contact:  Valerie Three Irons (701) 627-2860

Three Affiliated Tribes Finance Department – Enrolled members that are no longer employed with TAT but have outstanding travel.
Contact (701) 627-4781 Lucy Fox or Gerilyn Yellow Bird

Three Affiliated Tribes Small Loans Department – Contact:  Mary Ellen Sun (701) 627-8244

Home Loan Mortgage Program – Contact:  Mariam Fixico (701) 627-2560

Business Development/Independence Loans – Contact:  Toni Starr (701) 627-2541

PLEASE CONTACT THESE DEPARTMENTS DIRECTLY WITH ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING YOUR ACCOUNT.
THE PEOPLE’S FUND DEPARTMENT DOES NOT HAVE YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION.

PLEASE KEEP YOUR ADDRESS CURRENT WITH ENROLLMENT.
 
     
     
  General Disbursements  
 
General Disbursements are not associated with the People’s Fund but are also payments from oil and gas royalties. 
These are one-time payments to all enrolled members regardless of age. 
The frequency and amount of the disbursement is at the discretion of the Tribal Business Council. 
These disbursements allow for minors under the age of 21 to receive the monies. 
Minors under the age of 14, as of a specified date indicated on the resolution that approves the disbursement,
will need to have an Instruction for Disbursement Form (Minor Disbursement Form) completed by the custodial parent or legal guardian.

PLEASE NOTE:
As of July 01, 2017, any eligible, enrolled minors under the age of 14 that did not receive a check
for the minor disbursements in April 2017 will have their monies held in Trust.
 
     
     
  ***Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.***

***Emailed or faxed applications will NOT be accepted.***

***ALL checks will be MAILED out to the addresses on file with the Tribal Enrollment Office.***

Please keep your address up to date with the Tribal Enrollment Office. Contact Enrollment at (701) 627-4238 to update your address.
 
         
     
     
     
     
 
Three Affiliated Tribes
404 Frontage Road
New Town, ND 58763
701-627-4781