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American Indian Policy Center  
1463 Hewitt Ave                                            St Paul, MN, 55104 
Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy http://www.airpi.org The American Indian Policy Center conducts research, provides advocacy, and facilitates community organizing for the improvement of American Indian people.
Minneapolis American Indian Center (MAIC)
1530 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy 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.
Minnesota Indian Affairs Council (MIAC)
161 Saint Anthony Ave Suite 919
Saint Paul, MN, 55103 
Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy 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. 
National Indian Education Association
110 Maryland Ave, NE, Suite 104
Washington, DC, 20002
Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy 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.
Native Americans-Philanthropy
2801 21ST Ave S Ste 132D
Minneapolis, MN, 55407
Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy http://www.nativephilanthropy.org/  
American Indian Community Development Corporation
 1404 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN,  55404 
Community  Development  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. 
American Indian Economic Development Fund 831 Como Ave.
St. Paul, MN, 55103 
Community  Development 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.
MIGIZI Communications, Inc.
3123 E. Lake St., Ste. 200
Minneapolis, MN, 55406 
Community  Development 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. 
Minnesota American Indian Chamber of Commerce
1821 University Ave W, Ste. N180
St Paul, MN, 55104 
Community  Development 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. 
Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI)
1414 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
Community  Development 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.
American Indian Education Programs
St. Paul Public Schools 1028 Van Slyke Ave.
St. Andrews Building
St. Paul, MN   55103 
Education 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. 
American Indian Magnet School
St. Paul Public Schools 1075 E. Third St.
St. Paul, MN,  55106 
Education 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. 
American Indian Student Services
Metropolitan State University
730 Hennepin Ave.
Rm. 503, Minneapolis Campus
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
Education 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. 
American Indian Student Services Program
Augsburg College
2211 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, 55454 
Education 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. 
American Indian Studies Department
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
19 Scott Hal
72 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN   55455 
Education 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. 
American Indian Studies Department (University of Minnesota)
19 Scott Hall
72 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN, 55455
 
Education 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.
Anoka-Hennepin Indian Education Program
Anoka-Hennepin Public Schools
2727 N. Ferry St.
Anoka, MN, 55303 
Education 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. 
Center School, Inc.
2421 Bloomington Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
Education 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. 
Eci' Nompa Woonspe' Charter School
Redwood Falls School District
280 N. Centennial Dr.
P.O. Box 10
Morton, MN, 56270 
Education 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. 
Four Directions Charter School
Metropolitan State University
1113 W. Broadway
Minneapolis, MN,  55411 
Education 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. 
Native American Educational Services College--Twin Cities
3123 E. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN, 55407 
Education (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. 
Indian Health Board of Minneapolis
1315 E. 24th St.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
Health 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. 
Mash-ka-wisen Treatment Center
Minnesota Indian Primary Residential Treatment Center, Inc.
P.O. Box 66
Sawyer, MN,  55780 
Health 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. 
Native American Community Clinic
1213 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
Health 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. 
Indian Neighborhood Club
1805 Portland Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
Health 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.
Kateri Residence
St. Stephen Church 2408 Fourth Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
Health 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.
American Indian Housing Community Development
Corporation 1404 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN,  55404 
Housing/Shelter 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.
American Indians in Unity
P.O. Box 40009
St. Paul, MN, 55104 
Housing/Shelter 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.
Anishinabe Wakiagun
American Indian Community Development Corporaton
1600 E. 19th St.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
Housing/Shelter 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.
Eagle's Nest Shelter Housing/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.
Little Earth of United Tribes Housing Corporation
2501 Cedar Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
Housing/Shelter 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. 
St. Paul American Indians in Unity
831 Como Ave 
St Paul, MN, 55103 
Housing/Shelter 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."
Indian Child Welfare Law Center
1113 E. Franklin Ave., Ste. 210
Minneapolis, MN,  55404 
Legal Aid & Advocacy http://www.lcwlc.org The Indian Child Welfare Law Center litigates in American Indian child welfare cases. 
Minnesota American Indian Bar Association
P.O. Box 3712
Minneapolis, MN, 55403 
Legal Aid & Advocacy 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. 
American Indian Family Empowerment Program
Grotto Foundation, Marbrook Foundation, and Westcliff Foundation
5323 N. Lakeland Ave., Ste. 100
Minneapolis, MN,  55429 
Media 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.
Bois Forte News
1404 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
Media www.boisforte.com 16-24 page monthly newspaper published by the Nett Lake Reservation. Circulation: 2,700. 
DeBahJiMon Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
1113 E Franklin Ave # 210
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
Media http://www.llojibwe.com Leech Lake Reservation monthly newspaper with a circulation of 2,500. Free distribution. 
First Person Radio
KFAI Radio 90.3 FM
1808 Riverside Ave.
Minneapolis, MN, 55454
Media 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).
Native Arts Circle
3121 Elliot Ave.
Minneapolis, MN, 55407
Media 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. 
The Circle
1508 E Franklin Ave., Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55404-217
Media 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. 
The Circle Newspaper
P.O. Box 6026
Minneapolis, MN, 55406 
Media 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.
Minnesota Indian Affairs Council (MIAC)
161 Saint Anthony Ave  Suite 919 
Saint Paul, MN 55103
Minnesota Government Offices: State, County, City 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.
All Nations Indian Church
1515 E. 23rd St.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
Religion, Spiritual Development Phone: 612-721-4393
Fax: 612-721-7366
mrabbit@aol.com
All Nations Indian Church serves the spiritual needs of the American Indian community. 
All Saints Episcopal Indian Mission
Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota
3044 Longfellow Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55407 
Religion, Spiritual Development Phone: 612-722-2342
allstsmpls@yahoo.com
 
Bishop Whipple Mission
St. Cornelia's Church
37263 Reservation Hwy 101
Morton, MN, 56270 
Religion, Spiritual Development Phone: 507-697-6433  Bishop Whipple Mission serves the spiritual needs of the American Indian community. 
Church of the Messiah
1760 Chakya St.
Welch, MN, 55089 
Religion, Spiritual Development Phone: 651-388-7531  Church of the Messiah serves the spiritual needs of the American Indian community. 
Council for American Indian Ministry
United Church of Christ
471 Third St.
P.O. Box 412
Excelsior, MN, 55331 
Religion, Spiritual Development http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/org10355.jsp The Council for American Indian Ministry (CAIM) serves the spiritual needs of the American Indian community. 
Samuel Memorial Church
Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota
236 Church St.
Naytahwaush, MN, 56566 
Religion, Spiritual Development Phone: 218-935-5704  Samuel Memorial Church serves the spiritual needs of the American Indian community. 
Native Americans-Philanthropy
2801 21ST Ave S Ste 132D
Minneapolis, MN, 55407
Restaurant, Grocery, Entertainment http://www.nativephilanthropy.org/  
Northland Native American Products
1113 E Franklin Ave # 106
Mineapolis, MN, 55404
Restaurant, Grocery, Entertainment Phone: (612) 872-0390  
Ain Dah Yung (Our Home) Center
1089 Portland Ave.
St. Paul, MN, 55104 
Social Services 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.
American Indian Advocates
525 Portland Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN,   55415 
Social Services 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. 
American Indian Family and Children's Services 25 Empire Dr.
St. Paul, MN,  55103 
Social Services http://www.aifacs.org American Indian Family and Children's Services provides youth and family services to American Indians in the St. Paul area. 
American Indian Family Center
579 Wells St.
St. Paul, MN, 55101 
Social Services 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.
American Indian Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. (OIC)
1845 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN,  55404 
Social Services 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.
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (U of M)
126 Coffman Memorial Union
200 Washington Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN   55455       
Social Services 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. 
Baby's Space
40 Education Sciences Bldg
56 E. River Road
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 
Social Services 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.
Bois Forte Human Services
Bois Forte Tribal Council
13090 Westly Dr., Ste. B
Nett Lake, MN, 55772 
Social Services 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. 
Community Advocacy Program
Women of Nations 73 Leech St.
St. Paul, MN, 55102 
Social Services 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.
Division of Indian Work
Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches
P.O. Box 7509
Minneapolis, MN, 55407 
Social Services 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.
Duluth Indian Services, Inc.
Fond du Lac Human Services  
211 W. Fourth St.
Duluth, MN,   55806 
Social Services http://www.fdlrez.com  Duluth Indian Services provides social and family services to American Indians living in the Duluth area.
Eagles' Nest Shelter
Women of Nations
73 Leech St.
St. Paul, MN, 55102
Social Services 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.
Fond du Lac Off-Reservation Committee
7525 82nd Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN, 55445 
Social Services 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.
Four Directions Family Center
Reuben Lindh Family Services
2438 S. 18th Ave.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
Social Services 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. 
Healthy Nations Program
1530 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
Social Services 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. 
Indian Family Services, Inc.
3244 34th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55406 
Social Services Phone: 612-348-5788
Fax: 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. 
Indian Land Tenure Foundation
151 E. C.R. B2
Little Canada, MN, 55117 
Social Services 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. 
Leech Lake Twin Cities Office
1305 E. 24th St.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
Social Services 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. 
Little Earth Residents Association
2495 18th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN,  55404 
Social Services 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.
Lower Sioux Indian Community 
39527 Reservation Hwy.
R.R. 1, Box 308
Morton, MN, 56270 
Social Services 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
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe (Urban Office) 
1433 E. Franklin Ave., Ste. 7C
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
Social Services 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. 
Minneapolis American Indian Center
1530 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
Social Services 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.
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe
P.O. Box 217
Cass Lake, MN, 55633 
Social Services 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. 
Minnesota Indian Area Agency on Aging
Minnesota Chippewa
Tribe P.O. Box 217
Cass Lake, MN, 56633 
Social Services 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.
Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center 2300 15th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN,  55404 
Social Services 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.
Native Youth Crisis Hotline
Women of Nations
73 Leech St.
St. Paul, MN,  55102 
Social Services 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.
Office of Indian Ministry
Archdiocese of St.Paul/Minneapolis
3045 Park Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN,  55407 
Social Services 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). 
Peta Wakan Tipi (Sacred Fire Lodge)
459 N. Wheeler St.
St. Paul, MN,  55104 
Social Services 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.
Prairie Island Tribal Council
5636 Sturgeon Lake Rd.
Welch, MN,  55089 
Social Services 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. 
Red Lake Band of Chippewa
P.O. Box 550
Redlake, MN, 56671 
Social Services 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. 
Red Lake Liaison--Urban Office
Red Lake Band of Chippewa
1433 E. Franklin Ave., Ste. 13A
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
Social Services 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.
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
2330 Sioux Tr. NW.
Prior Lake, MN,  55372
Social Services 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.
American Indian Science and Engineering Society
126 Coffman Memorial Union          
200 Washington Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN   55455       
U of MN Campus Resource 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. 
American Indian Student Cultural Center
 
U of MN Campus Resource 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. 
American Indian Studies Department      
19 Scott Hall                                              
72 Pleasant St SE                                        Minneapolis, MN, 55455
U of MN Campus Resource 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.
Circle of Indigenous Nations (COINS) U of MN Campus Resource 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.
Dakota Languages Society
19 Scott Hall
72 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
U of MN Campus Resource http://amin.umn.edu/about/community.html Dakota Language Society is a student association dedicated to the preservation and teaching of the Dakota language.
Ojibwe Language Society
19 Scott Hall
72 Pleasant St SE                                       
Minneapolis, MN, 55455
U of MN Campus Resource http://amin.umn.edu/about/community.html Ojibwe Language Society is dedicated to the preservation and teaching of the Ojibwe Language
Little Earth Neighborhood Early Learning Center  2438 18th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
Youth Development 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.
Minneapolis Youth Diversion
41 N. 12th St.
Minneapolis, MN, 55403 
Youth Development 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.