People's Fund

➤ Office location

MHA Complex
1 Minne Tohe Drive
New Town, ND 58763

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 4:30PM CST

☎ contact

Phone: (701) 627-8779
               1 (844) 684-0205
Fax: (701) 627-4617

STAFF

Melissa Mason
People's Fund Clerk
701-627-8733
mdemery@mhanation.com

People's Fund Receptionist
701-627-8779

 
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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.
• TAT People's Fund Brochure


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 August 1, 2018, any eligible, enrolled minors under the age of 14
that did not receive a check for the minor disbursements in May 2018 will have their monies held in a pooled trust account.


PEOPLE’S FUND DISBURSEMENT – AUGUST 2018 – RESOLUTION NO. 18-166-FWF

The MHA Nation Tribal Business Council has approved Resolution No. 18-166-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 17, 2018, to all members 14 years old and above. 

Enrolled members under the age of 14 as of November 1, 2018, will be required to have their legal guardian fill out the 2018 People’s Fund - Resolution No. 18-166-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, 2018, that DO NOT have a completed 2018 People’s Fund - Resolution No. 18-166-FWF
Minor Disbursement Form returned to Tribal Finance by November 1, 2018, will have the disbursement held in a pooled trust account until the age 18.

Enrolled members under the age of 14 as of November 1, 2018, in the custody of the Three Affiliated Tribes and ICWA shall have their disbursement
held in a pooled trust account until the age of 18.


People's Fund 2018 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:  Michelle Wauneka (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

Ft. Berthold District Court
Contact: Evelyn Wounded Face (701) 627-4803

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

PLEASE KEEP YOUR ADDRESS CURRENT WITH ENROLLMENT.


 

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