Asset Directory

ALL MY RELATIONS ART GALLERY
1414 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-235-4970
www.allmyrelationsart.com

All My Relations Arts honors and strengthens relationships between contemporary American Indian artists and the living influence of preceding generations, between artists and audiences of all ethnic backgrounds, and between art and the vitality of the American Indian Cultural Corridor.

TWO RIVERS GALLERY
Minneapolis American Indian Center
1530 E. Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Two Rivers Gallery Facebook Page

NEW NATIVE THEATRE
Email: info@newnativetheatre.org
www.newnativetheatre.org
Artistic Director: Rhiana Yazzie

Created in 2009, New Native Theatre is the Twin Cities only Native American organization dedicated to producing professional theatre and events for the stage from a Native American worldview.

FIRST PERSON RADIO, KFAI
http://kfai.org/firstpersonradio

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.

THE CIRCLE NEWSPAPER
1508 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-722-3686
Fax: 612-722-3773
www.thecirclenews.org
Managing Editor: Catherine Whipple

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

POW WOW GROUNDS COFFEE
1414 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-545-5598
Email: powwowgrounds@gmail.com
Owner: Robert Rice

Gourmet coffee shop.

SIOUX CHEF
sioux-chef.com
www.facebook.com/siouxchefmn

Specializing in “Pre-Contact” Native American Foods, featuring Traditional & Modern, Wild & Cultivated foods of the Dakota & Ojibwe Tribes.

TATANKA TRUCK
tatankatruck.com
www.facebook.com/tatankatruck

Minnesota’s first Healthy Native American Food Truck committed to promoting Native Health, Sustainability, and Community through the traditional and modern indigenous foods of the Ojibwe & Dakota People.

WOODLANDS NATIONAL BANK
1113 E Franklin Ave # 108
Minneapolis, MN 55404
woodlandsnationalbank.com

Services Include: Checking and Savings, Loan Services, Home Mortgages, Business Services, Prepaid Cards New, Resources, Rates.

PREPARE + PROSPER
2610 University Ave W, Suite 450
St. Paul, MN 55114
Tax and Financial Services: 651-287-0187
Volunteer: 651-262-2172
Outreach: 651-262-2151
contact@prepareandprosper.org
www.prepareandprosper.org
https://www.facebook.com/prepareandprosper

We assist Minnesotans to move out of poverty by providing pathways to increase income, build assets and become financially secure, and by advocating for change that breaks down barriers to financial success. We do this by: Providing free tax assistance each year to thousands of low-income working taxpayers and sole-proprietors in the Twin Cities. Partnering with financial institutions and community organizations to help taxpayers open savings accounts, save their refund, purchase savings bonds, pull their credit report, and connect them with other financial services. Offering one-on-one free financial coaching, which is an individualized process that helps participants take action on reaching their financial goals.

BIRCHBARK BOOKS
2115 West 21st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Phone: 612-374-4023
Fax: 612-374-4090
www.birchbarkbooks.com
Owner: Louise Erdrich

Books, herbs and Native art.

NORTHLAND VISIONS
1113 East Franklin Avenue, Suite 106
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-872-0390
Fax: 612-872-0537
www.northlandvisions.com
Owner: Kenneth and Marilynn Bellanger

Northland Native American Products offer Native American food and craft products, packaged in natural wood products and containers. Paintings, sculpture, art reflective of indigenous peoples.

WOODLAND INDIAN CRAFTS
1530 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-874-7766
Fax: 612-879-1795
Owner: Charles Stately

Handmade gifts by local artist, beadwork, jewelry, native music, bead supplies, posters, T-shirts, greeting cards, etc.

EAGLE VISIONS
16859 Welcome Avenue SE
Prior Lake, MN 55372
Phone: 952-440-2360
Mobile: 612-991-4963
Fax: 888-865-9547
eaglevisionsmn.com
Owner: Leonard Prescott
Tribal Affiliation: Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota Community

At Eagle Visions, we work closely with commercial construction companies, architects and designers to deliver low-impact, sustainable architectural products that optimize your construction budget while delivering remarkable aesthetics. We support many industries including: hospitality, retail, entertainment, medical and education. Our portfolio includes casinos, hospitals, hotels, medical clinics, stadiums and schools. We have chosen the architectural solutions we represent carefully and offer only the highest quality, best value materials available on the market today. This is important to us as Native Americans for we sincerely believe we must employ wisdom when building the “tracks” that will be here long after we have moved on.

LEE MANUFACTURING
7942 University NE
Fridley, MN 55432
Phone: 763-785-4767
Fax: 763-785-0026
www.lee-mfg.com
Owner: John Lee (White Earth Band of Ojibwe)

Lee Manufacturing, LLC is a local electronic contract manufacturer specializing in custom wiring harnesses, cable assemblies, and general assembly. We are a low cost solution finely-tuned to meet your outsourcing needs.

NATIVE CONCRETE & MASONRY, INC.
Phone: 612-597-0421
http://nativeconcretemasonry.com
Owner: Charlie Monette
Tribal Affiliation: Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa

We provide concrete, masonry, restoration and general contractor services to Minneapolis-St. Paul, Greater Minnesota and North Dakota.

SEMINOLE LOGISTICS, LLC
3080 Long Lake Road
Roseville, MN 55113
Phone: 651-288-3777
Toll Free: 1-877-288-3777
Fax: 651-288-3780
www.seminole-logistics.com/
Owner: Mike Johnson Sr. (Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe)

Headquartered in Roseville, Minnesota, Seminole Logistics is a diversified company that specializes in providing shipping services. Our domestic airfreight service includes time sensitive, next day and three-day delivery. Our ground transport service includes regional, short hauls and long hauls. Our additional services such as warehousing, cross-docking, third party logistics, and international are offered to meet the ever-changing needs of our client-partners.

TWO BUFFALO CONSTRUCTION SUPPLIES
388 9th Avenue West, Suite 2W
St. Paul Park, MN 55071
Phone: 612-432-0057
twobuffalo.com
Email: service@twobuffalo.com
Owner: Larry Knudsen
Tribal Affilation: Ho-Chunk Nation

Two Buffalo Construction Supplies offers building materials to government, industrial, corporate and private development projects. We specialize in Roofing, Waterproofing & Green Technology.

ADOBE DeSIGNS LLC
1516 West Lake Street, Suite 106
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Phone: 612-822-2385
Fax: 509-357-2474
Email: vguerra@adobedesignsllc.com
Owners: Lisa Owen & Vivian Guerra
Tribal Affiliation: Flandreau Santee Sioux

Adobe DeSigns LLC. is a Native American Woman Owned company with over 30 years combined. Services include design and signage creation.

BUFFALO NICKEL CREATIVE
213 E. 4th Street, #406
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 918-287-3899
Fax: 918-287-1070
www.buffalonickelcreative.com/
Owner Name: Joseph Brown Thunder (Ho Chunk/Oglala)

CHIPPEWA GRAPHICS, INC. & SKYBLUE GRAPHIC SERVICES
8801 Bass Lake Road
New Hope, MN 55428
Phone: 763-536-9889
Fax: 763-536-8022
Email: print@chippewagraphics.com
www.chippewagraphics.com

Owner: Randy Blackorbay (Bad River Reservation, Northern Wisconsin)
Chippewa|Skyblue Graphics continues to be the leader in providing brand marketers with innovative print merchandising solutions to bring their product/event to market.

MARKETPLACE PRODUCTIONS, LLC
PO Box 4294
St. Paul, MN 55102
Phone: 651-645-6061
Fax: 651-292-9926
www.marketplaceproductions.com
Owner: Al Paulson (White Earth Band of Ojibwe)

We are a sixteen-year old Native American owned and operated events planning and promotion company that has created, promoted and produced conferences, trade shows, workshops and special events throughout the US and Canada. Many of these events have been national and regional conferences and trade shows spanning industries such as Indian gaming, broadcasting, environmental, business enterprise development, economic and community development and others.

VISIONS, INC.
8801 Wyoming Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Phone: 763-545-9700
Fax: 763-425-4616
www.visionsfirst.com
Owner: Jon Otto (White Earth Band of Ojibwe)

Marketing, printing, and government services.

LEGAL RIGHTS CENTER, INC.
1611 Park Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-337-0030
Fax: 612-337-0797
www.legalrightscenter.org
Executive Director: Michael Friedman

The Legal Rights Center provides free criminal defense for low- income people, people of color, American Indians, juveniles, and adults in Hennepin County. We also offer social referral services and restorative justice opportunities. LRC attorneys, community workers, and mediators are committed to protecting their clients’ constitutional rights while assisting with the personal and social issues that often lead to the need for legal services. The geographical focus of LRC’s work is Hennepin County. We have walk-in office hours every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

ICWA LAW CENTER
1730 Clifton Place, Suite 104
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612-879-9165
Toll Free: 1-866-879-0123
Fax: 612-879-0323
www.icwlc.org
Executive Director: Shannon Smith

The Indian Child Welfare Law Center is a nonprofit organization that works to preserve, strengthen, and reunite Indian families. We provide culturally sensitive legal services to Indian families, whose children are at risk of being removed from the family and placed in foster care or who have already been removed from the home. We attempt to prevent the removal of children from families at high risk of being placed in foster care. We work to reunite families whose Indian children are out of the home. We facilitate adoption by Indian families. We seek stable Indian homes for Indian children who need permanence.

TRIBAL LAW AND POLICY INSTITUTE
161 Marie Ave E
St. Paul, MN 55118
Phone: 651-644-1125
Fax: 651-644-1157
www.tlpi.org

TLPI is organized to design and deliver education, research, training and technical assistance programs; which promote the improvement of justice in Indian Country and the health, well- being and culture of Native peoples.

HOGEN ADAMS
1935 W. County Road B2, Suite 460
St. Paul, MN 55113
Phone: 651-842-9100
Fax: 651-842-9101
www.icwlc.org
Founders: Andrew Adams III (Muscogee Nation), Jessica Intermill, William Szotkowski, Vanya Hogen Moline (Oglala Sioux Tribe)

We are an experienced team who handles all aspects of Indian law for tribes and their business partners, from multi-million dollar lawsuits and arbitrations to tribal financings to day-to-day tribal governance and employment issues. We have won significant cases involving the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, treaty rights, tribal sovereign immunity, and tribal tax issues. We’ve negotiated intergovernmental agreements, major casino developments, and complex settlements. More than half of our lawyers are tribal members, and we have each devoted our careers to providing legal excellence in Indian Country.

OMBUDSPERSON FOR AMERICAN INDIAN FAMILIES
State of Minnesota
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 106
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 651-603-0058
Toll Free: 1-888-234-4939
Fax: 651-643-2539
www.ombudsfamilies.state.mn.us
Contact: Dawn Blanchard

The Office of Ombudsperson for Families was created in 1991 by the state legislature to provide a fair, neutral and transparent environment between state and county agencies and families of color in Minnesota. We strengthen family connections through child welfare redesign that creates racial equity in services, and improves outcomes of all children of color. An Ombudsman is an independent government official responsible for reviewing government and government regulated agencies in an effort to ensure that their practices are fair, reasonable and appropriate.

CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS
Information
350 South 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: 311
www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us

For City of Minneapolis residents needing information and services.

CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS – AMERICAN INDIAN COMMUNITY SPECIALIST
331 2nd Avenue South, Room 220
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 612-673-3954
Email: Christine.McDonald@minneapolismn.gov
www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us
Contact: Christine McDonald

Function as an ambassador of the City of Minneapolis to the Native American population to increase the comfort level among Native Americans with City services offered as well as represent the City and serve as the staff person on task forces established by the City Council that deal with issues that affect the Native American community, including the American Indian Memorandum of Understanding workgroup.

BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS (BIA), Midwest Region Office
5600 West American Boulevard, Suite 500
Bloomington, MN 55437
Phone: 612-713-4400
Fax: 612-713-4401
bia.gov/WhoWeAre/RegionalOffices/Midwest/index.htm
Contact: Diane Rosen

The Bureau of Indian Affairs provides service to over 1.2 million Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut residents in 31 states directly, or through contract, grant, and compact agreements with tribes.

MINNESOTA INDIAN AFFAIRS COUNCIL
161 St. Anthony Avenue, Suite 919
St. Paul, MN 55103
Phone: 651-296-0041
Fax: 651-296-0309
mn.gov/indianaffairs
Executive Director: AnnMarie Hill

Mission: to protect the sovereignty of the 11 Minnesota Tribes and ensure the well being of American Indian citizens throughout the State of Minnesota.

AMERICAN INDIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
1508 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-813-1610
Fax: 612-813-1612
www.aicdc-mn.org
Chief Executive Officer: Michael Goze

The agency is dedicated to developing and providing culturally creative programs, support and educational services designed to strengthen American Indian communities by offering opportunities leading to a better quality of life and healthy Indian communities. The Housing Advocacy Program has referrals to available affordable housing. No financial assistance is provided.

MINNESOTA AMERICAN INDIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
2345 Rice Street, Suite 200
St Paul, MN 55113
Phone: 612-877-2117
Email: info@maicc.org
www.maicc.org

The Minnesota American Indian Chamber of Commerce (MAICC) supports and promotes Native American professionalism and excellence in business.
The MAICC provides services for Chamber members in education, networking, and technical assistance. Some of the services the MAICC provides are: a Bid Sheet for contractors that provides a summary of current projects and other bidding information, a Resource Directory that lists members businesses and their services, and MAICC Business Builders luncheons that present marketing and networking opportunities.

NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (NACDI)
1414 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-235-4976
Fax 612-392-0064
www.nacdi.org
President/CEO: jay bad heart bull

NACDI Mission: To partner with American Indian communities to build and execute 21st Century community development strategies.

The Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) is an American Indian intermediary organization – the first of its kind in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The organization is configured as an alliance of the major Indian nonprofits and several Indian businesses in the metropolitan area committed to community building through sector economic development and large-scale development. Foremost in our transformation plan to develop a new community infrastructure is to build community capacity and assets within high-growth economic sectors.

NATIVE AMERICANS IN PHILANTHROPY
2801 21st Avenue South, Suite 132D
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: 612-724-8798
Fax: 612-879-0613
www.nativephilanthropy.org
Executive Director: Carly Hare

Native Americans in Philanthropy seeks to engage Native and non-Native peoples in understanding and advancing the role of philanthropy through practices that support Native traditional values for current and future generations.

TIWAHE FOUNDATION
2801 21st Ave. South, Suite 132F Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: 612-722-0999
Fax: 612-879-0613
www.tiwahefoundation.org
Contact: Kelly Drummer

The Tiwahe Foundation is a living legacy that honors and champions American Indian families, traditions, spirituality, and through giving, fosters leadership and improves lives for present and future generations. The American Indian Family Empowerment Program Fund (AIFEP) is a grant-making project of the Tiwahe Foundation, which awards grants to individuals working to be of service to their community, connected to their culture, and to have their potential realized. AIFEP supports an individual or family in pursuit of professional, educational, or cultural opportunities. Grants range from $500 to $2,500.

ANISHINABE ACADEMY
3100 East 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Phone: 612-668-0880
Fax: 612-668-0890
anishinabe.mpls.k12.mn.us
Principal: Laura Sullivan

Dedicated to serving American Indian students in grades K through 8 and their families through educational success and with emphasis on American Indian culture.

AMERICAN INDIAN MAGNET AT MOUNDS PARK
All Nations K-8
1075 East 3rd Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
Phone: 651-778-3100
aims.spps.org
Principal: Steven Couture

American Indian Magnet School (AIMS) is a St. Paul Public School that emphasizes an American Indian cultural perspective to provide a high quality education for all. Our students get the opportunity to study the rich history, culture, and language of area tribes including Ojibwe and D/Lakota. A strong sense of community is built though an emphasis on core values including respect, love, courage, wisdom, honesty, humility, and truth. Ojibwe and D/Lakota specialists also provide language and cultural opportunities for students, parents, and staff. AIMS encourages all parents be involved in their student’s academic success by welcoming them into the classroom, attending events, reading with students at home, and volunteering.

AUGSBURG FAIRVIEW ACADEMY
2504 Columbus Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-333-1614
Fax: 612-339-2229
www.afa.tc
Interim Executive Director: Heidi Anderson
Indian Education Coordinator & Indian Home School Liaison: Liz Saunby

Augsburg Fairview Academy offers a teen-friendly, and family-friendly, atmosphere in which students are deeply respected and everyone is held to a high standard of personal honor. Students find their place among people who care a great deal about them and their future. They encounter adults who use positive, strength-based approaches to help them succeed. Students are given a great deal of trust and independence with the expectation that they will, in turn, conduct themselves as responsible and self-directed learners.

Augsburg Fairview Academy is committed to providing the Native youth of the Twin Cities with a school that will meet their unique educational and culturally related academic needs, while preparing them to attend post-secondary education and become our future leaders. We look forward to collaborating with community members on the best ways to serve our students.

BABY’S SPACE & TATANKA ACADEMY
Email: contact@babyspace.org
www.babyspace.org
Executive Director: Debbie Lund

Mission: To break the cycle of poverty and academic failure by putting the baby’s point of view at the center of full-service childhood development programming. Vision: To graduate children (and families) who are healthy, compassionate, well adjusted, prepared, educated, and contributors to thriving neighborhoods.

BABY’S SPACE, Little Earth NELC
2438 18th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-729-5171
Fax: 612-729-5228

Baby’s Space at Little Earth today offers year-round child and family services from pregnancy to third grade, including year-round, full-day childcare and year-round public K-3 education through Tatanka Academy.

TATANKA ACADEMY
Tuttle School Building
1042 18th Avenue South East, M14
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 612-396-3180

K-3rd Grade Elementary School. Provides integrated childcare and family support for Native American families.

MONTESSORI AMERICAN INDIAN CHILDCARE CENTER
1909 Ivy Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55109
Phone: 651-774-1620
Fax: 844-272-2999
Email: admin@americanindianmontessori.net
www.americanindianmontessori.net
Executive Director: LaVon Lee
Primary Guide: Janice LaFloe

Mission: To address the early childhood needs and the academic achievement gap of American Indian children through revitalizing language and culture.

We are currently enrolling children ages 3-4. We incorporate Ojibwe and Lakota/Dakota Languages.

NAWAYEE CENTER SCHOOL
2421 Bloomington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-721-1655
Fax: 612-721-5346
www.centerschool.org
Executive Director: Joe Rice

Center School is a Phillip’s neighborhood alternative junior and senior high school for at-risk American Indian youth. The goal is to provide quality culturally based education in an interdisciplinary learning environment for junior high students and to enhance the post-secondary readiness and employability of the senior high students. NA-WAY-EE is an Ojibwe term that means ‘the center.’

AMERICAN INDIAN STUDENT SERVICES, Augsburg College
Campus Box 14, Christen Center 002
2211 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Phone: 612-330-1144
Fax: 612-330-1680
Email: simonj@augsburg.edu
www.augsburg.edu/aissp/
Director: Jennifer Simon

The American Indian Student Services program was started in 1978 to help recruit and retain American Indian students. The program is designed to assist students through their higher education by assisting in the admissions and registration process, assist with financial aid and other financial resources, offering support and advocacy for students and assist in educating the campus community about the culture and traditions of our many nations. Augsburg College has approximately ninety (90) American Indian students enrolled each year.

AMERICAN INDIAN STUDENT CULTURAL CENTER, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
126 Coffman Memorial Union, Rm. 234
300 Washington Avenue South East
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-624-0243
Email: aiscc@umn.edu
facebook.com/AISCC.UMN?fref=photo

The mission of AISCC is to promote cultural diversity and develop leadership in American Indian students of the U of M, assisting building understanding of American Indian people, issues, history and culture by bringing in native scholars and hosting events open to the entire university campus.

AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES DEPARTMENT, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
19 Scott Hall – 72 Pleasant Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-624-1338
Email: aminstud@umn.edu
www.amin.umn.edu
Chair: Jean O’Brien

Established in June of 1969, the 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.

CIRCLE OF INDIGENOUS NATIONS, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
322 Appleby Hall
128 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-624-2555
Email: coin@umn.edu
diversity.umn.edu/multicultural/coin
Contact: Jillian Rowan or Donavan Begay

The Circle of Indigenous Nations provides family-centered services that ensure quality student experiences through utilization of Indigenous thoughts and values. The Circle of Indigenous Nations promotes academic excellence through personal contact, advocacy, technology, and program development. The Circle of Indigenous Nations fosters an Indigenous environment that allows students to feel a sense of community on campus. The Circle of Indigenous Nations contributes to the strengthening and the development of all students through culturally specific services.

MULTICULTURAL SUPPORT SERVICES, Metropolitan State University
American Indian Student Services
700 East 7th Street
St. Paul, Minnesota 55106
Phone: 651-793-1367
www.metrostate.edu
Native American Liaison: Maggie Lorenz

The Multicultural Affairs Center provides a range of services which include working closely with faculty and academic advisers, monitoring and tracking academic progress, advocating on behalf of students, providing scholarship info, offering leadership opportunities through student organizations sponsoring social and cultural activities and providing support and referral service to other offices like financial aid, internships and career services.

AMERICAN INDIAN SUPPORT OFFICE, Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC)
1501 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-659-6744
Fax: 612-659-6710
www.minneapolis.edu
Director: Elaine Beaudreau-Patton

Multi-cultural Student Services – Help to apply for Tribal scholarships, apply for financial aid, academic advising, UNITE (United Nations of Indian Tribes for Education) student organization.

AMERICAN INDIAN OIC (AIOIC)
1845 East Franklin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-341-3358
Fax: 612-341-3766
www.aioic.org
President & CEO: Joe Hobot

American Indian OIC is an organization of generations learning together to promote Education, employment and training to empower future generations. AIOIC builds partnerships that remove barriers to employment, education, and economic development. AIOIC is a place where people become trained, self- sufficient, learn the value of diverse cultures and gain self-esteem and confidence to compete in today’s job market.

ANOKA – HENNEPIN INDIAN EDUCATION
2727 Ferry Street North Anoka, MN 55303
Phone: 763-506-1280
Fax: 763-506-7883
Contact: Brenda Davis

It is the purpose of the Anoka-Hennepin Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee and Indian Education Program to encourage and inspire academic achievement, social and emotional development, and cultural awareness of our American Indian students. To serve as a resource to review and recommend accurate curriculum. To promote cultural diversity between community, staff and students.

FRIDLEY INDIAN EDUCATION
6100 West Moore Lake
Fridley, MN 55432
Phone: 763-502-5434
Fax: 763-502-5440
Contact: Karen Monette

To service American Indian children and their families through cultural enrichment, educational success and other numerous activities. Serving the Tri-district of Fridley, Spring Lake Park and Columbia Heights

MINNEAPOLIS INDIAN EDUCATION, Minneapolis Public Schools
1250 West Broadway
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Phone: 612-668-0610
Fax: 612-668-0615
http://indianed.mpls.k12.mn.us
Director: Danielle Grant

Improve Native Student achievement and graduation rates through academically rigorous culturally responsive instruction, family and student engagement and collaborative partnerships with schools and community.

NORTH ST.PAUL/MAPLE WOOD/OAKDALE
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #622 – AMERICAN INDIAN EDUCATION PROGRAM
2520 East 12th Avenue
North St. Paul, MN 55109
Phone: 651-748-7548 or 651-748-7559
www.isd622.org/americanindianeducation
Contact: Robin Nelson

Our program offers academic and cultural support for K-12 students empowering them to learn and achieve. We are a comprehensive resource for the community, district administrators, teachers and all students teaching culturally relevant materials in an accurate and respectful way.

JOHNSON O’MALLEY PROGRAM, Minneapolis
333 Washington Avenue North, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 612-373-9477
Fax: 612-349-2760
Email: shanob1040@aol.com
www.johnsonomalley.com

A supplemental education program for enrolled or eligible for enrollment in a federally recognized tribe while attending a school within the boundaries of the Minneapolis Public School District.

NORTH ST.PAUL/MAPLE WOOD/OAKDALE
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #622 – AMERICAN INDIAN EDUCATION PROGRAM
2520 East 12th Avenue
North St. Paul, MN 55109
Phone: 651-748-7548 or 651-748-7559
www.isd622.org/americanindianeducation
Contact: Robin Nelson

Our program offers academic and cultural support for K-12 students empowering them to learn and achieve. We are a comprehensive resource for the community, district administrators, teachers and all students teaching culturally relevant materials in an accurate and respectful way.

OSSEO AREA INDIAN EDUCATION
11200 93rd Avenue North
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Phone: 763-391-7102
Contact: Ramona Kitto-Stately

Osseo Area Indian Education works to empower American Indian students to enhance educational potential through special, unique and culturally related educational programming. Areas served include Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Maple Grove, Osseo, Hassan, and Plymouth.

ROBBINSDALE INDIAN EDUCATION PROGRAM
2400 Sandburg Lane
Golden Valley, MN 55427
Phone: 763-504-8067
Fax: 763-504-7131
http://www.rdale.org/pages/rdale/Academics/Integration__Equity_and_Americ/Indian_Education
Contact: Brenda Jo Peterson

Works with American Indian students in advocacy and academic support program; special education; family based Culture Nights offering Drum and Dance class and cultural program; family based Ojibwe and Dakota language; Indian Education Parent Committee; Johnson O’Malley Program at Robbinsdale Area Schools.

ST. PAUL AMERICAN INDIAN EDUCATION PROGRAMS
65 East Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 651-293-5191
Fax: 651-293-5193
www.indianeducation.spps.org
Executive Director: Kathy Denman-Wilkie

This program provides (1) cultural enrichment, (2) social service, (3) academic services, (4) chemical prevention, (5) post secondary planning program, (6) Johnson O’ Malley, (7) Early Childhood Family Education K-12.

AMERICAN INDIAN SERVICES
2200 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-813-1155
Fax: 612-813-1177
Executive Director: Joe BigBear

American Indian Services provides services primarily to chemically dependent American Indian adult men and women in transition from primary treatment. The program goal is to assist all clients in maintaining their recovery by offering, through the American Indian Services program, those concepts found in both American Indian cultural teaching/values and the clinical aspects of chemical dependency treatment/aftercare that have assisted other American Indians in their recovery. AA meeting on Fridays at 7:00 p.m. and sweat lodges take place weekly. Ceremonies held first Saturday of the month.

FAIRVIEW CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY TREATMENT SERVICES
2312 South 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Phone: 612-672-2736
Fax: 612-672-6572
www.fairview.org
Director: Jeff Powers

Fairview Chemical Dependency Treatment Services has cultural support services that include specific cultural programming that address the needs of Native American and African American clients including – culturally relevant patient education – ongoing community-based support – client advocacy – culture support groups. Financial arrangements: Most health insurance plans will cover all or part of treatment. Referrals can be made by family members or professionals from medical, school, court or social agencies. Primary treatment for clients age 12 to 18, and extended services for clients ages 12 to 24.

FIRST NATIONS RECOVERY CENTER
2020 Bloomington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-871-1208
www.firstnationsrecovery.org
Program Manager: Sheila Thayer

A Native American, outpatient, intensive 26-week treatment program providing mental and chemical health services, gender specific group, living skills development, emotional/relational development, family education counseling, and optional spiritual and Christian groups. Clients have the opportunity to participate in unique activities such as sobriety feasts, cultural activities: maple sugaring, wild rice harvesting, and educational day trips to reservations in Minnesota and Wisconsin. First Nations Recovery Center is a safe and respectful environment where clients can find the direction for their lives. Both day and evening treatment programs are available depending on client’s family and job commitments.

JUEL FAIRBANKS CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY SERVICES
806 North Albert
St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 651-644-6204
Fax: 651-644-1126
Executive Director: Janice Lindstrom

Provides comprehensive alcohol and drug treatment to American Indians and other underserved populations. Provides outpatient services for men and women. Serves homeless participants through a shelter and chemical dependency program.

KATERI RESIDENCE
2408 4th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-871-0477
Fax: 612-879-8125

For more than 40 years Kateri has served chemically dependent American Indian women. In our supportive residential environment, we have worked to create a place for healing and growth for the 14 women in our program. Clients come as referrals from treatment programs, hospitals, prisons, reservations, and from other public and non-profit community agencies. Kateri also has an alumni program that the residents transition to when ready to live more independently in scattered site apartments. They still have a case manager as a resource.

MISSION LODGE
3409 East Medicine Lake Boulevard
Plymouth, MN 55441
Phone: 763-559-4249
Fax: 763-559-4621
Director: Dan Herald

The Board and Lodge program takes referrals from Hennepin County Chemical Health. Eligibility is as follows: must be chronically chemical dependent, homeless and have gone through three chemical dependent treatment facilities. The Board and Lodge program offers an 88 bed co-ed facility. The program is open-ended and offers people a chance to make a physical and mental health recovery after detox.

DREAM OF WILD HEALTH
Urban Office
1308 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-874-4200
Fax: 612-871-9367

Farm
16085 Jeffrey Avenue
Hugo, MN 55038-9334
Phone: 651-439-3840

Email: info@dreamofwildhealth.org
www.dreamofwildhealth.org
Executive Director: Diane Wilson

Promoting health in the Native community by expanding knowledge of and access to healthy and indigenous foods and medicines. Dream of Wild Health offers summer youth programs focusing on traditional gardening/farming nutrition.

TWIN CITIES NATIVE LACROSSE
Twin Cities Native Lacrosse Facebook Page

Twin Cities Native Lacrosse works to advance the indigenous cultures, knowledge and skills of lacrosse.  We host youth, adult, and inter-generational practices, and lead activities at community events throughout the Twin Cities.

KWE STRONG
kwestrong.org

Bringing Indigenous women together to support and inspire one another to strive to live healthier, stronger lives. KWESTRONG is the strength that comes from the balance of maintaining the health of our mind, body, and land.  Hosts a canoe-bike-run triathlon in summer.

CIRCLE OF LIFE HOME CARE ANISHINABE
1433 East Franklin Avenue, Suite 16 Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-871-2474
Fax: 612-870-3874
Email: info@colhca.net
www.colhca.net

“Honoring Those We Serve” – COLHCA is a Native-owned home care agency serving Native American Communities both on and off the reservations. Our agency provides Personal Care Attendants to anyone with a medical or mental health need to assist them with activities of daily living. Most of our PCA’s are familiar to the clients receiving services weather it be an agency appointed caregiver, family member of the client or a familiar member of the clients community. Promoting healthcare within the Native American communities.

INDIAN HEALTH BOARD OF MINNEAPOLIS (IHB)
1315 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-721-9800
Fax: 612-721-2904
www.indianhealthboard.com
CEO: Dr. Patrick Rock

Indian Health Clinic Services and Programs. IHB is dedicated to ensuring access to quality health care services and is a certified Health Care Home through the Minnesota Department of Health. Boundaries: 14-mile radius. Transportation available.

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES TASK FORCE
1335 East 23rd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-870-1723
Toll Free: 1-877-319-8246
Fax: 612-870-9532
www.indigenouspeoplestf.org
Executive Director: Sharon Day

The purpose of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force is to enhance the health and education of native peoples. Services include: Youth and Adult prevention services, Housing to people living with HIV. Native Arts High School (grades 7-12) tobacco prevention, training and technical assistance.
Minnesota AIDS Project: 612-341-2060
Minnesota AIDS Project AIDS Hotline: 612-373-2437

MASHKIKI WAAKAAIGAN PHARMACY
1433 E. Franklin Avenue, Suite 13 Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-871-1989
Fax: 612-872-4592
http://www.fdlrez.com/humanservices/pharmacy/contact.htm
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
11am – 4pm first Tues. of month

Pharmacy services are patient-centered and are directed toward optimal patient outcomes, health promotion, and disease prevention. The principle purpose of pharmacy services is to assure effective, safe, and cost-effective drug therapy.

NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY CLINIC – MEDICAL, DENTAL, & COUNSELING
1213 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-872-8086
Fax: 612-872-8547
Counseling Fax: 612-238-0399
www.nacc-healthcare.org
CEO: Dr. Lydia Caros
Medical Clinic Manager: Felicia Hernandez
Dental Clinic Manager: Ying Xiong
Counseling Clinic Manager: Laurelle Myhra

NACC’s Mission: To promote wellness and health maintenance in Native American families; decrease the health disparities of Native Americans in the Metro Area; assure access to quality health care regardless of ability to pay.

MEDICAL: There are six NACC medical providers: one Family Practice Physician, one Pediatrician three Family Nurse Practitioners, and one Certified Nurse Practitioner. On Call Access: NACC physicians are available for your urgent medical concerns when the clinic is closed. For non-emergency issues, like colds, rashes, and other illnesses that are usually handled in the clinic, please call and speak to the doctor on call. This could save you an unnecessary trip to the ER. The number to call is 612-873-9389.

DENTAL: Established in 2010, NACC Dental Clinic is dedicated to providing quality, affordable general dental care to the Twin Cities urban Native American population. Our dental clinic and the University Of Minnesota School Of Dentistry work in cooperation to serve the community by providing quality dental care and educate dental students. All services are provided by a dental, dental therapy or dental hygiene student. The students treat patients under the direct supervision of a University of Minnesota faculty dentist.

COUNSELING: NACC has a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Licensed Psychologist who are available for appointments and walk-ins. To increase your access to our services, we have qualified interns/volunteers.

AMERICAN INDIAN CANCER FOUNDATION
615 1st Avenue Northeast #125
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone: 612-672-8668
Fax: 612-672-3846
www.americanindiancancer.org
Executive Director: Kristine Rhodes

To reduce cancer and its impact on American Indian families through education, improved access to prevention, early detection, treatment and survivor support.
Our vision is a world where cancer is no longer the leading cause of death for American Indian and Alaska Natives. Through hard work, culturally appropriate community-based programs, and policy change that affords Native people access to the best prevention and treatment strategies, we see a day where American Indian communities are free of the burdens of cancer. The American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was established to address the tremendous cancer inequities faced by American Indian and Alaska Native communities. AICAF’s board members and employees are American Indian, with an array of experience serving the health needs of our people.

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION
5100 Gamble Drive, Suite 394
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: 763-593-5333
Fax: 952-582-9000
www.diabetes.org
Executive Director: Jenni Hargraves

About 16 million Americans have diabetes, more than 15 million have type 2. Many Native Americans have type two (2) diabetes and do not know it. It’s a serious disease that can cause problems with hearing, eyes, kidneys, feet and gums The ADA’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected.

ALL NATIONS INDIAN CHURCH
1515 East 23rd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-721-4393
Fax: 612-721-7366
Rev. Marlene Helgemo

Worship Services: Sundays at 11:00 a.m. Women of All Nations group meets the first Sunday of each month, rotating between members’ homes. Bible study/Spiritual issues, community service, dinner served. In the summer months meeting are once a month.

ALL SAINTS CHURCH
3044 Longfellow Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: 612-722-2342
Supply Priest: Rev. Elaine Barber

Worship Services: Sundays at 11:00 a.m. Sunday School starts at 11:00 a.m.
Elders Lodge Services: Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. 1500 Magnolia Ave. East St. Paul. 5:30-6:30 p.m. First Nations Kitchen.

CHURCH OF BLESSED KATERI, THE
3045 Park Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: 612-824-7606
Fax: 612-824-7616
Director: Mike Tegeder

The Church of Blessed Kateri is an office of the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis that provides building usage to Indian non-profit, and non-political groups to hold meetings and other programs.
Worship Services: Sunday’s at 10:30 a.m.

ELDERS LODGE
1500 Magnolia Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55106
Phone: 651-756-7089
Fax: 651-728-2509
Housing Manager: Ronelle Siert

The Elders’ Lodge is residential housing for American Indian elders 62 years of age or older. All residents will have an interest and respect for American Indian culture. Residents may be able to live independently, or semi-independently requiring services provided to the frail elderly, or require personal services (except nursing) to live under supervision while at risk of needing nursing care.

HOUSING LINK
International Market Square
275 Market Street, Suite 509
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Phone: 612-522-2500
Fax: 612-521-1577
www.housinglink.org
President: Sue Speakman-Gomez

The HousingLink is an independent nonprofit organization created to act as a clearinghouse for affordable rental housing information throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. HousingLink seeks to maximize access to information and services that equip low-to-moderate income renters to obtain or keep housing they can afford.

LITTLE EARTH OF UNITED TRIBES
2495 18th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-724-0023
Fax: 612-724-1703
www.littleearth.org
President: Robert Lilligren

Little Earth of United Tribes is the largest urban Indian housing community in the country. Little Earth is entirely a Section 8 property, all rents are based on your income. The project is operated with preference for American Indians, currently the waiting list is from three months to three years.

PROJECT FOR PRIDE AND LIVING (PPL)
PPL Service Center
1035 East Franklin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-455-5100
Fax: 612-455-5101
www.ppl-inc.org
Executive Director: Steve Cramer

PPL’s mission is to assist lower-income individuals and families to work toward self-sufficiency by providing housing, jobs and training. We create opportunities for growth through several integrated programs.

AIN DAH YUNG (OUR HOME) CENTER
1089 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 651-227-4184
Fax: 651-224-5136
adycenter.org
Executive Director: Deb Foster

Mission: Ain Dah Yung (Our Home) Center provides a healing for American Indian youth and families to thrive in safety and wholeness.

AMERICAN INDIAN FAMILY CENTER
579 Wells Street
St. Paul, MN 55130
Phone: 651-793-3803
Fax: 651-793-3809
www.aifc.net
Executive Director: Kristin Kinney

The purpose of the American Indian Family Center is to provide families with programs and services enriched by traditional American Indian values and culture.  We believe that community members can find strength in cultural traditions. It is the traditions and values of the “old ways” that will strengthen the family, keep families together and make communities healthy and strong. AIFC provides therapeutic, employment, youth and family services.

Hours: 10:30 am – 5 pm Monday; 8:30 am – 5 pm Tuesday to Friday

AMERICAN INDIAN FAMILY & CHILDREN SERVICES
(AIFACS)
25 Empire Drive
St. Paul, MN 55103
Phone: 651-223-8526
Toll Free: 1-866-223-8330
Fax: 651-223-8529
www.aifacs.org
Executive Director: Sally Higgins

American Indian Family and Children Services believes in the right of American Indian children to grow up among their own people. We have a responsibility as a nation to take care of our children. As an organization and a community supporter, we strive to find temporary Care homes for Indian children.

TRIBAL VETERANS SERVICE OFFICER, METRO REGION
Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building
1 Federal Drive, Room 191
St. Paul, MN 55111
Phone: 612-970-5388
Fax: 612-970-5796
www.mnveteranservice.org/maps/tvso/index.html
Contact: Wendy Sederstrom

Counseling for Military Readjustment Issues and Chemical Dependency Assessments, Individual & Group Counseling, AA Groups.

VETS CENTER
State Veterans Service Building
20 West 12th Street, Room 206
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-296-2562
Fax: 651-296-3954
LinkVet: 1-888-546-5838
www.mdva.state.mn.us
www.mvh.state.mn.us
www.minnesotaveteran.org

BOIS FORTE RESERVATION
5344 Lakeshore Drive
P.O. Box 16
Nett Lake, MN 55772
Phone: 218-757-3261 or 1-800-221-8129
Fax: 218-757-3312
www.boisforte.com
Chairman: Kevin Leecy

BOIS FORTE URBAN OFFICE
1308 East Franklin Avenue, Suite 112
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-871-6618
Fax: 612-871-4551
Email: urbanoffice@boisforte-nsn.gov
Coordinator: Jacque Wilson

Providing services to Boise Forte citizens in the seven (7) county metro areas.

FOND DU LAC RESERVATION
1720 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN 55720
Phone: 218-879-4593
Fax: 218-879-4146
www.fdlrez.com
Chairwoman: Karen Diver

FOND DU LAC URBAN OFFICE – TWIN CITIES
1308 East Franklin Avenue, Suite 128
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-871-1574
Fax: 612-871-6575
Email: amandalinden@fdlrez.com
www.fdlrez.com
Contact: Amanda Linden

GRAND PORTAGE RESERVATION
PO Box 428
Grand Portage, MN 55605
Phone: 218-475-2277
Fax: 218-475-2284
www.grandportage.com
Chairman: Norman Deschampe

HO-CHUNK NATION – ST. PAUL BRANCH OFFICE
Griggs Midway Building
1821 University Avenue, Suite 409
St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 651-641-1801 or 651-641-1802
Fax: 651-641-1803
www.ho-chunknation.com
Branch Coordinator: Steven C. Bell

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE
115 Sixth Street Northwest, Suite E
Cass Lake, MN 56633
Phone: 218-335-8200 or 1-800-442-3909
Fax: 218-335-7215
www.llojibwe.com
Chairwoman: Carri Jones

LEECH LAKE TWIN CITIES OFFICE
1113 East Franklin Avenue, Suite 210
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-729-0554
Fax: 612-729-6035
Director: Diane Osceola

Information and referrals, application for emergency assistance (guidelines), ICWA Case Workers, Mental Health Services, Tribal enrollment numbers, elder advocacy for Leech Lake members.

LOWER SIOUX COMMUNITY
PO Box 308
35927 Res. Hwy. 1
Morton, MN 56270
Phone: 507-697-6185
Fax: 507-697-8617
www.lowersioux.com
President: Denny Prescott

MILLE LACS BAND OF OJIBWE
43408 Oodena Drive
Onamia, MN 56359
Phone: 320-532-4181
Fax: 320-532-7505
www.millelacsojibwe.org
Chief Executive: Melanie Benjamin

MILLE LACS BAND OF OJIBWE URBAN OFFICE
1404 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-872-1424
Fax: 612-872-1257
Email: mpls.urb@millelacsband.com
www.millelacsojibwe.org
Program Administrator: Barb Benjamin-Robertson

Members of Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe services for housing, emergency services, enrollment, scholarships, personal/ discretionary loans, DNR, tribal ID’s, and computer use.

PRAIRIE ISLAND MDEWAKANTON COMMUNITY
5636 Sturgeon Lake Road
Welch, MN 55089
Phone: 651-385-2554 or 1-800-554-5473
Fax: 651-385-4180
www.prairieisland.org
President: Johnny Johnson

RED LAKE BAND OF CHIPPEWA
PO Box 550
Red Lake, MN 56671
Phone: 218-679-3341
Toll Free: 1-866-311-9758
Fax: 218-679-3378
www.redlakenation.org
Chairman: Floyd “Buck” Jourdain

RED LAKE URBAN OFFICE
2929 Bloomington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: 612-874-9588
Fax: 612-874-9594
Director: Muriel Dickenson

The services provided are ICWA Advocacy, (enrolled or eligible for enrollment). Service area: Southern half of the state of Minnesota. Primary area: Hennepin County. Transportation to Red Lake for courts cases, information and referral, help with making copies and sending faxes, help members get their Per Capita funds and various other services, as our abilities permit. Notary Public on staff.

SHAKOPEE MDEWAKANTON SIOUX COMMUNITY
2330 Sioux Trail NW
Prior Lake, MN 55372
Phone: 952-445-8900
Fax: 952-445-8906
www.shakopeedakota.org
Chairman: Charlie Vig

UPPER SIOUX COMMUNITY
PO Box 147
5722 Travers Lane
Granite Falls, MN 56241
Phone: 320-564-2360
Fax: 320-564-3264
www.uppersiouxcommunity-nsn.gov
Chairperson: Kevin Jensvold

WHITE EARTH RESERVATION
PO Box 418
White Earth, MN 56591 Phone: 218-983-3285
Fax: 218-983-4299
www.whiteearth.com
Chairwoman: Erma Vizenor

WHITE EARTH URBAN OFFICE, MINNEAPOLIS
1308 East Franklin Avenue, Suite 210
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-872-8388
Fax: 612-872-4388
www.whiteearth.com
Contact: Carl Fransen

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