TC Directory - American Indian

Organization, Parent Organization, Contact Information

Category

American Indian Policy Center  
1463 Hewitt Ave                                           
St Paul, MN, 55104 
http://www.airpi.org

The American Indian Policy Center conducts research, provides advocacy, and facilitates community organizing for the improvement of American Indian people.

Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

Minneapolis American Indian Center (MAIC)
1530 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
www.maicnet.org

The Minneapolis American Indian Center is a community center in the heart of the Indian community of Minneapolis. It is one of the oldest Indian centers in the country, founded in 1975. The MAIC provides educational and social services to more than 10,000 members of the community annually. It preserves and supports American Indian cultural traditions through the arts, youth and intergenerational programs.

Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

Minnesota Indian Affairs Council (MIAC)
161 Saint Anthony Ave Suite 919
Saint Paul, MN, 55103 
www.indianaffairs.state.mn.us/index.html

The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council (MIAC) was established in 1963 MN Statutes Chapter
888, Sec. 2 (3:922). MIAC is the official liaison between the State of Minnesota and the 11 15 tribal Governments within the state. The Council provides a forum for and advises state government on issues of concern to urban Indian communities. The MIAC plays a central role in the development of state legislation. They monitor programs that affect the state’s American Indian population and tribal governments. Minnesota was the first state in the nation to establish an Indian Affairs agency and provided a model for other states to follow. 

Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

National Indian Education Association
110 Maryland Ave, NE, Suite 104
Washington, DC, 20002
www.niea.org

“Keeping the Commitment to American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians”.The
National Indian Education Association, the oldest and largest Indian education representing American Indian, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiian educators and students.

Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

Native Americans-Philanthropy
2801 21ST Ave S Ste 132D
Minneapolis, MN, 55407
http://www.nativephilanthropy.org/

Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

American Indian Community Development Corporation
1404 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
http://aicdc-mn.org

The mission of the American Indian Community Development Corporation (AICDC) is to provide culturally unique initiatives, housing, and entrepreneurial programs that strengthen American Indian communities. 

Community  Development 

American Indian Economic Development Fund
831 Como Ave.
St. Paul, MN, 55103
http://www.aiedfloans.org

American Indian Economic Development Fund assists American Indians by being a catalyst for the development of entrepreneurial activities and acting as a gap financier for projects that have positive economic potential.

Community  Development

MIGIZI Communications, Inc.
3123 E. Lake St., Ste. 200
Minneapolis, MN, 55406 
http://www.migizi.org

MIGIZI Communications effects and contributes to social justice and positive change by committing resources to telecommunications, education, health/wellness, and other areas that contribute to capacity-building within the American Indian community. 

Community  Development

Minnesota American Indian Chamber of Commerce
1821 University Ave W, Ste. N180
St Paul, MN, 55104 
http://www.maicc.org

The Minnesota American Indian Chamber of Commerce works to benefit American Indian businesses by helping new businesses grow, advocating for ongoing American Indian business, and providing networking opportunities. The chamber also works to promote business opportunities to the next generation through mentoring and internships. In addition, the chamber now runs the Minnesota American Indian Tourism Association. 

Community  Development

Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI)
1414 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
http://www.nacdi.org/default/index.cfm

NACDI is committed to transforming the American Indian community to effectively respond to 21st century opportunities. NACDI works to promote innovative community development strategies that strengthen the overall sustainability and well-being of American Indian people and communities.

Community  Development

American Indian Education Programs
St. Paul Public Schools 1028 Van Slyke Ave.
St. Andrews Building
St. Paul, MN, 55103 
http://www.indianeducation.spps.org 

The mission of St. Paul American Indian Education Programs is to assist American Indian students in graduating from high school with a quality education and positive cultural/personal identity. The programs are intended to preserve and present the unique political, sovereign, cultural, traditional, and spiritual values of American Indian nations through education. All services are supplemental to existing services or are services not provided by another school program. Services may be provided to any American Indian student who is (1) an enrolled member of a tribe, band, or other organized group, including Alaskan Natives, or (2) the child or grandchild of a member of a tribe, band, or other organized group. 

Education

American Indian Magnet School
St. Paul Public Schools 1075 E. Third St.
St. Paul, MN,  55106 
http://www.aims.spps.org 

American Indian Magnet School serves American Indian students grades pre-K-6. The school focuses on teaching and preserving American Indian languages and culture, and strives to cultivate an active community of learners through an emphasis on core values such as respect, gratitude, humility, cooperation, and environmental responsibility. The school's rigorous standards-based instruction provides students with maximum opportunities to build skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, mathematics, and science. Teachers work together to use the best educational methods and styles to help all students achieve and perform at high levels. Cultural specialists provide extended language and culture opportunities for students, staff, and families. 

Education

American Indian Student Services
Metropolitan State University
730 Hennepin Ave.
Rm. 503, Minneapolis Campus
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
http://www.metrostate.edu/studentaff/aiss.html#CI 

American Indian Student Services (AISS) promotes the enhancement of the American Indian student experience at Metropolitan State University. AISS supports the academic goals of American Indian students through culturally sensitive advising and programming, and links students to both the university and the urban American Indian community through appropriate referrals to social, cultural, and academic services. 

Education

American Indian Student Services Program
Augsburg College
2211 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, 55454 
http://www.augsburg.edu/aissp 

The American Indian Students Services Program (AISSP) at Augsburg College was established in 1978 to recruit and retain American Indian students. AISSP provides a cultural context for American Indian students that encourages and promotes personal and academic growth. Augsburg College has a number of scholarships for American Indian students, and also offers an American Indian Studies major and minor. 

Education

American Indian Studies Department
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
19 Scott Hal
72 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455 
http://www.cla.umn.edu/amerind/ 

The Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota is the oldest such program in the country with departmental status. The department is committed to the development of theories and methodologies that reflect American Indian perspectives, and it embraces ways of knowing that stand in contrast to the linear analytic Euro-American studies typically found in colleges and universities. The department's base of formally educated and institutionally trained academicians is supplemented by community resource people, including traditional leaders; elders; and American Indian artists, writers, film makers, and musicians. The department's curriculum serves individuals throughout the College of Liberal Arts and the University community, particularly by enabling students to meet requirements in the areas of cultural diversity and liberal education. Courses are also offered through the College of Continuing Education and the University of Minnesota Extension service. 

Education

American Indian Studies Department (University of Minnesota)
19 Scott Hall
72 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN, 55455
www.amin.umn.edu

Founded amidst the civil rights struggles of the sixties and early seventies, the program has long been committed to the development of theories and methodologies that reflect American Indian perspectives and it embraces ways of knowing that stand in contrast to the linear analytic EuroAmerican studies typically found in colleges and universities. The department’s base of formally educated and institutionally trained academicians is being supplemented increasingly by community resource people, including traditional leaders, elders and American Indian artists, writers, film makers, and musicians. Incorporation of such contributors into the teaching program acknowledges unique cultural wisdom and skills that are not typically available in formal, western institutions, but that are nonetheless essential to an understanding of American Indian cultures.

Education

Anoka-Hennepin Indian Education Program
Anoka-Hennepin Public Schools
2727 N. Ferry St.
Anoka, MN, 55303 
http://www.anoka.k12.mn.us/indianeducation 

Anoka Hennepin Indian Education provides cultural and academic support for American Indian students who reside in the Anoka-Hennepin school district boundaries. The program views family involvement as the key to success. 

Education

Center School, Inc.
2421 Bloomington Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
www.centerschool.org

Center School is an accredited alternative high school offering a culturally based education program; individual, group, and family counseling; employment opportunities; culturally based trips and projects; American Indian studies and traditional arts and teachings; recreation and sports activities; drug education; and information and referral services. 

Education

Eci' Nompa Woonspe' Charter School
Redwood Falls School District
280 N. Centennial Dr.
P.O. Box 10
Morton, MN, 56270 
http://www.enwcharterschool.com

Eci' Nompa Woonspe' is a public charter school serving students grades 7-12. The school's mission is to create a learning environment that encourages culture-based community values and language, and challenges learners to tanhan ihudhda (take care of yourself) through critical thinking and balance of self for Mitakuye Oyasin (All my Relatives). The curriculum embraces the natural theory of learning (the world as classroom), focuses on cultural Dakota studies, and uses project learning activities extensively. 

Education

Four Directions Charter School
Metropolitan State University
1113 W. Broadway
Minneapolis, MN, 55411 
http://fdcsabout.blogspot.com/

Four Directions is a public charter school serving students grades 9-12. The mission of Four Directions is to provide culturally based education that will be the foundation of life-long learning for American Indian students. The school's goals include preparing students to be respectful, healthy, responsible, and caring individuals; supporting a positive learning environment for students in their educational development; preparing students for post-secondary education, work, and service to the community; promoting identity and self-esteem, positive attitudes and behavior, creativity, decision making, personal power, honesty, integrity, spirituality, and a cultural viewpoint; developing programs to encourage leadership, positive peer influences, and the individual talents of students; celebrating American Indian culture, values, history, life, and Mother Earth; and supporting parents, guardians, and extended family in the educational development of students. 

Education

Native American Educational Services College--Twin Cities
3123 E. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN, 55407 
(612) 721-6631

Native American Educational Services (NAES) College offers an accredited bachelor of arts degree that is individualized and research oriented. Students range in age from 18 to 74, work full- or part-time in American Indian programs or in agencies with direct impact on American Indian communities, and generally have prior life experiences that can be applied directly to the completion of requirements for the B.A. degree. NAES also offers a legal studies program that allows students to examine American Indian law from a legal and historical perspective, and research and analyze the historical background of treaties, statutes, and court cases. Students also learn how to translate oral history of the tribes into written history. The NAES reference library is open to NAES students and the community. 

Education

Indian Health Board of Minneapolis
1315 E. 24th St.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
http://www.indianhealthboard.com

The Indian Health Board of Minneapolis is a comprehensive community health center that provides medical, dental, counseling, and mental health services to the American Indian community. The organization serves individuals from the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area, but primarily works with the Phillips community in Minneapolis. 

Health

Mash-ka-wisen Treatment Center
Minnesota Indian Primary Residential Treatment Center, Inc.
P.O. Box 66
Sawyer, MN,  55780 
http://mashkawisen.com

The Minnesota Indian Primary Residential Treatment Center (dba Mash-ka-wisen) provides culturally relevant inpatient and outpatient treatment for chemically dependent American Indians from throughout the state of Minnesota. 

Health

Native American Community Clinic
1213 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
http://nacc-healthcare.org

The mission of the Native American Community Clinic is to promote wellness and regular health maintenance for American Indian families, and to decrease health disparities of American Indians in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The organization provides family health care for all ages, primarily to American Indians, and provides care regardless of ability to pay. 

Health

Indian Neighborhood Club
1805 Portland Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
Phone: 612-871-7412 

Indian Neighborhood Club (INC) is dedicated to chemically dependent American Indians helping other chemically dependent persons become successful, independent, sober community members. The club was established to provide a program sensitive to the varied cultural needs of the chemically dependent American Indian.

Health

Kateri Residence
St. Stephen Church 2408 Fourth Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
www.ststephensmpls.org/kateri.htm

Kateri Residence is a resident living facility for American Indian women with chemical dependency problems. It offers a supportive living environment while the resident is attending outpatient treatment or aftercare.

Health

American Indian Housing Community Development
Corporation 1404 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
http://www.aicdc-mn.org

The mission of American Indian Housing Community Development Corporation is to provide culturally unique housing, support services, and entrepreneurial programs that strengthen American Indian Communities.

Housing/Shelter

American Indians in Unity
P.O. Box 40009
St. Paul, MN, 55104 
Phone: 651-209-2987
Fax: 651-209-2988
georgia@aiiu.org

American Indians in Unity works together with several American Indian organizations in St. Paul to promote education and understanding of American Indian culture, enhance the image of American Indian people, and develop and facilitate a communications network among American Indian service organizations.

Housing/Shelter

Anishinabe Wakiagun
American Indian Community Development Corporaton
1600 E. 19th St.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
http://AICDC-MN.org

Anishinabe Wakiagun, a culturally specific program targeting American Indian men and women, is a board and lodging facility for late-stage chronic inebriates. The facility provides housing for 40 individuals. It is not a shelter; it is a permanent housing facility that encourages long-term residency to maximize stability in the individual's life.

Housing/Shelter

Eagle's Nest Shelter
http://www.women-of-nations.org/Programs.html

Eagles' Nest Shelter provides a safe, secure shelter for battered women and their children.  We offer direct services for those seeking refuge from violence, including advocacy for our residents young and old, based on their particular circumstances.

Housing/Shelter

Little Earth of United Tribes Housing Corporation
2501 Cedar Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
http://www.littleearth.org

Little Earth of United Tribes Housing Corporation is a family housing development consisting of 212 rental units, ranging in size from efficiency apartments to 5-bedroom townhouses. The organization's mission is to provide members of the American Indian community and all Little Earth residents an opportunity to live cooperatively in safe, secure, attractive, and affordable homes. 

Housing/Shelter

St. Paul American Indians in Unity
831 Como Ave 
St Paul, MN, 55103 
http://www.naotw.biz/directory/nonprofits/housing/st-paul-american-indians-unity 

To promote housing connection and cultural identity in the St. Paul American Indian Community. Affordable Housing – "Building Unity Through Housing."

Housing/Shelter

Indian Child Welfare Law Center
1113 E. Franklin Ave., Ste. 210
Minneapolis, MN,  55404 
http://www.lcwlc.org

The Indian Child Welfare Law Center litigates in American Indian child welfare cases. 

Legal Aid & Advocacy

Minnesota American Indian Bar Association
P.O. Box 3712
Minneapolis, MN, 55403 
http://www.maiba.org

The mission of the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association is to promote community, cooperation, and the interchange of ideas among persons associated with American Indian law; education of the public with regard to legal issues affecting American Indian people; and justice and effective legal representation for all American Indian people. 

Legal Aid & Advocacy

American Indian Family Empowerment Program
Grotto Foundation, Marbrook Foundation, and Westcliff Foundation
5323 N. Lakeland Ave., Ste. 100
Minneapolis, MN, 55429 
http://www.grottofoundation.org/empower_fset.html

The Mission of the Grotto Foundation, Inc., established in December 1964, is to benefit society by improving the education and the economic, physical, and social well-being of citizens, with a special focus on families and culturally diverse groups.

Media

Bois Forte News
1404 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
www.boisforte.com

16-24 page monthly newspaper published by the Nett Lake Reservation. Circulation: 2,700. 

Media

DeBahJiMon Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
1113 E Franklin Ave # 210
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
http://www.llojibwe.com

Leech Lake Reservation monthly newspaper with a circulation of 2,500. Free distribution. 

Media

First Person Radio
KFAI Radio 90.3 FM
1808 Riverside Ave.
Minneapolis, MN, 55454
www.kfai.org

First Person Radio is a weekly public affairs program of MIGIZI Communications that features news headlines and interviews with leaders and groups from Indian Country, produced and hosted by Laura Waterman Wittstock, Louis W. Hill, Jr. Fellow in Philanthropy under the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (2006).

Media

Native Arts Circle
3121 Elliot Ave.
Minneapolis, MN, 55407
www.nativeartscircle.org

Native Arts Circle exists to support and promote creative expression in Native American communities and provide a better understanding and appreciation of all aspects of Native American art in Minnesota. The organization currently manages Two Rivers Gallery for the Minneapolis American Indian Center. 

Media

The Circle
1508 E Franklin Ave., Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55404-217
www.thecirclenews.org

 The Circle is a free monthly newspaper dedicated to presenting to its readers reports, news, and art from an American Indian perspective, while granting an equal opportunity to community voices. 

Media

The Circle Newspaper
P.O. Box 6026
Minneapolis, MN, 55406 
www.thecirclenews.org

The Circle is a free monthly newspaper dedicated to presenting to its readers reports, news, and art from an American Indian perspective, while granting an equal opportunity to community voices.

Media

Minnesota Indian Affairs Council (MIAC)
161 Saint Anthony Ave  Suite 919 
Saint Paul, MN 55103
www.indianaffairs.state.mn.us/index.html

MIAC is the official liaison between the State of Minnesota and the 11 15 tribal Governments within the state. The Council provides a forum for and advises state government on issues of concern to urban Indian communities.

Minnesota Government Offices: State, County, City

All Nations Indian Church
1515 E. 23rd St.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
Phone: 612-721-4393
Fax: 612-721-7366
mrabbit@aol.com

All Nations Indian Church serves the spiritual needs of the American Indian community. 

Religion, Spiritual Development

All Saints Episcopal Indian Mission
Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota
3044 Longfellow Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55407 
Phone: 612-722-2342
allstsmpls@yahoo.com

Religion, Spiritual Development

Bishop Whipple Mission
St. Cornelia's Church
37263 Reservation Hwy 101
Morton, MN, 56270 
Phone: 507-697-6433 

Bishop Whipple Mission serves the spiritual needs of the American Indian community. 

Religion, Spiritual Development

Church of the Messiah
1760 Chakya St.
Welch, MN, 55089 
Phone: 651-388-7531 

Church of the Messiah serves the spiritual needs of the American Indian community. 

Religion, Spiritual Development

Council for American Indian Ministry
United Church of Christ
471 Third St.
P.O. Box 412
Excelsior, MN, 55331 
http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/org10355.jsp

The Council for American Indian Ministry (CAIM) serves the spiritual needs of the American Indian community. 

Religion, Spiritual Development

Samuel Memorial Church
Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota
236 Church St.
Naytahwaush, MN, 56566 
Phone: 218-935-5704 

Samuel Memorial Church serves the spiritual needs of the American Indian community. 

Religion, Spiritual Development

Native Americans-Philanthropy
2801 21ST Ave S Ste 132D
Minneapolis, MN, 55407
http://www.nativephilanthropy.org/ 

Restaurant, Grocery, Entertainment

Northland Native American Products
1113 E Franklin Ave # 106
Mineapolis, MN, 55404
Phone: (612) 872-0390

Restaurant, Grocery, Entertainment

Ain Dah Yung (Our Home) Center
1089 Portland Ave.
St. Paul, MN, 55104 
http://www.aindahyung.com

Ain Dah Yung Center began in 1983 as an emergency shelter for homeless and runaway American Indian youth aged 5-17. It evolved into a multiservice agency in 1991.

Social Services

American Indian Advocates
525 Portland Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55415 
Phone: 612-348-6460
Fax: 612-348-3481

American Indian Advocates, through the Hennepin County ICWA Unit, provides child protection services that include case management, referrals, foster care, and adoption services for American Indian families. 

Social Services

American Indian Family and Children's Services 25 Empire Dr.
St. Paul, MN, 55103 
http://www.aifacs.org

American Indian Family and Children's Services provides youth and family services to American Indians in the St. Paul area. 

Social Services

American Indian Family Center
579 Wells St.
St. Paul, MN, 55101 
http://www.aifc.net

American Indian Family Center (AIFC) primarily serves American Indian families with children aged 0-7. AIFC promotes positive child enrichment by supporting and preserving the family as the foundation for success of children.

Social Services

American Indian Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. (OIC)
1845 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
http://www.aioic.org

The American Indian OIC seeks to educate and train the unemployed and underemployed in preparation for employment in business, industry, and government; secure placement of trainees in jobs; and promote other educational and developmental programs.

Social Services

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (U of M)
126 Coffman Memorial Union
200 Washington Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN, 55455       
http://www.aises.org/

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is a private, nonprofit organization that builds community by bridging science and technology with traditional native values. AISES' goal is to be a catalyst for advancement of American Indians as they grow to become self-reliant and self-determined members of society. The organization's student chapter supports students in science, engineering, and business fields. 

Social Services

Baby's Space
40 Education Sciences Bldg
56 E. River Road
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 
http://www.education.umn.edu/ICD/harriscenter/BabysSpace.htm 

Baby's Space is an educare center for infants and toddlers, opened in the summer of 2000 following the renovation of the local Neighborhood Early Learning Center (NELC), that is based in the heart of Minneapolis' American Indian community.

Social Services

Bois Forte Human Services
Bois Forte Tribal Council
13090 Westly Dr., Ste. B
Nett Lake, MN, 55772 
http://www.boisforte.com/new_page_21.htm 

The mission of the Human Services Division of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe is to nurture the growth of clients, colleagues, and the community by providing comprehensive, quality services in an environment of respect, fairness and integrity. Programs and services are offered in the areas of chemical dependency, Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), mental health, and victim services. 

Social Services

Community Advocacy Program
Women of Nations 73 Leech St.
St. Paul, MN, 55102 
http://www.Women-of-Nations.org 

Community Advocacy Program (CAP) complements the Women of Nation's Eagles' Nest Shelter (see separate entry) by providing advocacy services to battered women and their children after they leave the shelter. Additionally, the CAP program meets the needs of battered women in the community who do not want to go to the shelter. CAP provides support groups, one-on-one sessions, home visits, legal advocacy, support, and referral services.

Social Services

Division of Indian Work
Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches
P.O. Box 7509
Minneapolis, MN, 55407 
http://www.gmcc.org/diw 

The Division of Indian Work (DIW) is a social service and social change agency initiated by the church community to serve the Minneapolis-St. Paul American Indian community through culturally based programs that provide emergency assistance and nonjudgmental support systems for individuals and their families, and that foster and encourage self-direction and self-determination for American Indian individuals, families, and the community as a whole.

Social Services

Duluth Indian Services, Inc.
Fond du Lac Human Services  
211 W. Fourth St.
Duluth, MN, 55806 
http://www.fdlrez.com 

Duluth Indian Services provides social and family services to American Indians living in the Duluth area.

Social Services

Eagles' Nest Shelter
Women of Nations
73 Leech St.
St. Paul, MN, 55102
http://www.naotw.biz/directory/nonprofits/shelters/women-nations-eagle-n...

Eagles' Nest Shelter is an emergency shelter for battered women and their children. Services for women include 24-hour crisis line (651-222-5836 or toll free 877-209-1266); 24-hour advocacy; safe and confidential housing; parenting groups; support groups; Talking Circles; legal and systems advocacy; transportation to legal, medical, and other appointments (accompanied by an advocate); social activities; and referrals to other agencies when needed. Services for children include school registration, counseling, childcare, and community education presentations.

Social Services

Fond du Lac Off-Reservation Committee
7525 82nd Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN, 55445 
Phone: 763-424-3080
huiex001@umn.edu 

Fond du Lac Off-Reservation Committee (FDL ORC) is a non-governmental organization that serves tribal elders and members of the Fond du Lac band of the Lake Superior Chippewa who reside in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area.

Social Services

Four Directions Family Center
Reuben Lindh Family Services
2438 S. 18th Ave.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
http://www.reubenlindh.org 

Four Directions Family Center is located adjacent to the Little Earth community. Children receive American Indian culture and language instruction at full-day daycare; and parents receive culturally based advocacy, counseling, education, and support group services. 

Social Services

Healthy Nations Program
1530 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
http://www.maicnet.org 

Healthy Nations Program is a community-based program focused on promoting wellness and strength among the American Indian communities within the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. Programs include a one-to-one youth mentorship program, a strengthening families program, Saturday youth activities, and adult sporting leagues. 

Social Services

Indian Family Services, Inc.
3244 34th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55406 
Phone: 612-348-5788Fax: 612-348-4124 

Indian Family Services serves American Indians in Hennepin County and provides case management (interviews, support groups, follow-ups); information and referral services; advocacy; social and recreational activities such as bingo, feasts, pow-wows, and rummage sale trips; and transportation for grocery shopping and medical and dental appointments. 

Social Services

Indian Land Tenure Foundation
151 E. C.R. B2
Little Canada, MN, 55117 
http://www.indianlandtenure.org 

The mission of the foundation is to ensure that land within the original boundaries of every reservation and other areas of high significance where tribes retain aboriginal interest are under American Indian ownership and management. The foundation's focus is to educate, support activities, and raise funds to carry out goals related to American Indian land tenure. 

Social Services

Leech Lake Twin Cities Office
1305 E. 24th St.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
Avis Poupart
Phone: 612-729-0554
Fax: 612-729-6035
llmpls@prodigy.net 

The Leech Lake Twin Cities Office serves Leech Lake enrollees in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The mission of this organization is to empower Leech Lake tribal enrollees to become self-sufficient and self-reliant in an urban setting. Services include referrals, higher education assistance, and various social services. 

Social Services

Little Earth Residents Association
2495 18th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
http://www.littleearth.org 

The mission of Little Earth Resident Association (LERA) is to build self-esteem and self-sufficiency in the Little Earth of the United Tribes' families.

Social Services

Lower Sioux Indian Community 
39527 Reservation Hwy.
R.R. 1, Box 308
Morton, MN, 56270 
http://www.lowersioux.com

The Lower Sioux Indian Community is a federally recognized Indian tribe located in south central Minnesota in Redwood County, approximately two miles south of Morton. The Community Center is located on the southern bluffs of the Minnesota River valley

Social Services

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe (Urban Office) 
1433 E. Franklin Ave., Ste. 7C
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
http://www.millelacsojibwe.org

The purpose of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Urban Office is to serve Mille Lacs Band members residing in the Twin Cities area. The office serves as a conduit of information to and from the Band's government and the Band's urban population. 

Social Services

Minneapolis American Indian Center
1530 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
www.maicnet.org

The Minneapolis American Indian Center (MAIC) is one of the oldest urban American Indian centers in the country. MAIC preserves and supports cultural traditions through the arts and various youth and intergenerational programs.

Social Services

Minnesota Chippewa Tribe
P.O. Box 217
Cass Lake, MN, 55633 
http://mnchippewatribe.org

The Minnesota Chippewa Tribe (MCT) is a committee of Minnesota Chippewa delegates from each of the Chippewa bands in Minnesota, representing the reservations at Leech Lake, White Earth, Bois Forte, Grand Portage, Fond du Lac, and Mille Lacs. The MCT operates several federally funded programs that provide assistance to the six member reservations, as well as operating the Native American Business Development Center, which provides services to all eleven Minnesota reservations. 

Social Services

Minnesota Indian Area Agency on Aging
Minnesota Chippewa
Tribe P.O. Box 217
Cass Lake, MN, 56633 
www.mnchippewatribe.org

Minnesota Indian Area Agency on Aging (MIAAA) offers services to assist the elderly, tribal communities, and other providers to assure quality of life for older persons, and provides direct help to older American Indians related to employment, transportation, nutrition, and in-home care.

Social Services

Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center
2300 15th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
www.miwrc.org

Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center (MIWRC) is a multi service agency that serves the needs of American Indian women and their children.

Social Services

Native Youth Crisis Hotline
Women of Nations
73 Leech St.
St. Paul, MN, 55102 
http://www.Women-of-Nations.org

To complement its existing family violence crisis line, Women of Nations launched the Native Youth Crisis Hotline, a one-of-a-kind, statewide crisis hotline for American Indian youth. The purpose of the hotline is to break the cycles that foster high rates of suicide, depression, drug and alcohol abuse, and violence among Native children.

Social Services

Office of Indian Ministry
Archdiocese of St.Paul/Minneapolis
3045 Park Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55407 
Phone: 612-824-7606
Fax: 612-824-7616
notebaartj@archspm.org 

The Office of Indian Ministry responds to the immediate needs of American Indian people seeking help. The agency also supports MIIGEWEYON (the Native American Hearse Project). 

Social Services

Peta Wakan Tipi (Sacred Fire Lodge)
459 N. Wheeler St.
St. Paul, MN, 55104 
www.petawakantipi.org/

Peta Wakan Tipi provides transitional housing and support services for homeless and recovering American Indians, as well as programs for the broader American Indian community. The goal of the organization is to help American Indian people achieve economic, emotional, and cultural balance.

Social Services

Prairie Island Tribal Council
5636 Sturgeon Lake Rd.
Welch, MN, 55089 
http://www.prairieisland.org

The Prairie Island Tribal Council represents the Mdewakanton Dakota community. The mission of the council is to provide a holistic, culturally based approach to program services that promote family, wellness, education, political and economic growth, and environmental protection, and that lead to self-esteem and self-sufficiency for individual members of the community. 

Social Services

Red Lake Band of Chippewa
P.O. Box 550
Redlake, MN, 56671 
http://www.redlakenation.org

The federally recognized Red Lake Band of Chippewa is one of Minnesota's Ojibwe bands. Located in northwest Minnesota, Red Lake Band has about 9,300 enrolled members who reside on and off the reservation. 

Social Services

Red Lake Liaison--Urban Office
Red Lake Band of Chippewa
1433 E. Franklin Ave., Ste. 13A
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
http://www.rlnn.com

The Red Lake liaison officer serves members of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa (Ojibwe) in the state of Minnesota. Funded by the Red Lake Tribal Council, the office is intended to help improve services to Red Lake members who reside in the Twin Cities area.

Social Services

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
2330 Sioux Tr. NW.
Prior Lake, MN,  55372
http://www.shakopeedakota.org

The Shakopee Sioux Community Center is the government center for the community. Government activities include administration, finance, social services, public works, a health clinic, and several economic enterprises.

Social Services

American Indian Science and Engineering Society
126 Coffman Memorial Union          
200 Washington Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455       
http://www.aises.org/

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is a private, nonprofit organization that builds community by bridging science and technology with traditional native values. AISES' goal is to be a catalyst for advancement of American Indians as they grow to become self-reliant and self-determined members of society. The organization's student chapter supports students in science, engineering, and business fields. 

U of MN Campus Resource

American Indian Student Cultural Center
http://sua.umn.edu/groups/directory/show.php?id=274

The American Indian Student Cultural Center is a registered student organization at the University of Minnesota whose mission is to promote cultural diversity and develop leadership in American Indian students at the University. The organization also assists in building understanding of American Indian people, issues, history, and culture by bringing in native scholars and hosting events open to the entire University campus. 

U of MN Campus Resource

American Indian Studies Department      
19 Scott Hall                                              
72 Pleasant St SE                                       
Minneapolis, MN, 55455
http://www.amin.umn.edu/

Established in June of 1969, the U of MN Department of American Indian Studies is the oldest such program in the country with departmental status. Founded amidst the civil rights struggles of the sixties and early seventies, the program has long been committed to the development of theories and methodologies that reflect American Indian perspectives and it embraces ways of knowing that stand in contrast to the linear analytic Euro-American studies typically found in colleges and universities.

U of MN Campus Resource

Circle of Indigenous Nations (COINS)
https://diversity.umn.edu/multicultural/coin

The Circle of Indigenous Nations recruits, retains, and graduates American Indian/First Nations/Alaskan Native students by promoting cultural values that help indigenous students become self-directed, excel academically, and succeed in all areas of individual matriculation, academic pursuits, and career aspirations.

U of MN Campus Resource

Dakota Languages Society
19 Scott Hall
72 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
http://amin.umn.edu/about/community.html

Dakota Language Society is a student association dedicated to the preservation and teaching of the Dakota language.

U of MN Campus Resource

Ojibwe Language Society
19 Scott Hall
72 Pleasant St SE                                       
Minneapolis, MN, 55455
http://amin.umn.edu/about/community.html

Ojibwe Language Society is dedicated to the preservation and teaching of the Ojibwe Language

U of MN Campus Resource

Little Earth Neighborhood Early Learning Center  
2438 18th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
http://www.littleearth.org/mura/default/

The mission of Little Earth Neighborhood Early Learning Center (LENELC) is to provide a community-owned center whose leadership is committed to working with the Little Earth housing community, American Indian families, and the Phillips neighborhood to maintain a neighborhood facility for culturally based early childhood education.

Youth Development

Minneapolis Youth Diversion
41 N. 12th St.
Minneapolis, MN, 55403 
http://www.youthlinkmn.org

Minneapolis Youth Diversion offers individual counseling, peer support groups, truancy intervention groups, advocacy for continuing education programs, family counseling consistent with the values of the American Indian people, and advocacy to keep youth out of the juvenile justice system.

Youth Development