Helping Native people create the future they envision.

NACDI’s work is founded on the belief that all American Indian people have a place, purpose, and a future strengthened by sustainable asset-based community development. Since 2007, NACDI’s work facilitates systems change through our integrated pathways of Community Engagement, Community Organizing, Community Development, and Indigenous Arts and Culture.

Focus Areas

NACDI’s key projects include: All My Relations Arts, Four Sisters Farmers Market and Urban Farm, and Make Voting A Tradition (MVAT). NACDI is building a vibrant future for all of our relations.

Arts & Culture

All My Relations Arts

All My Relations Arts presents four exhibits throughout the year, as well as hosting tours, presentations, and programs like the Native Authors Program, Consulting Projects and We Are Still Here Cohort.
Civic Engagement

Make Voting A Tradition

Make Voting A Tradition (MVAT) is a culturally specific, year-round, multi-generational approach to increase voter turnout and civic engagement now in its eighth year of operation.
Food Sovereignty

Four Sister's Market

Four Sisters works to restore health and well-being in the Urban Indian and Phillips communities by recovering knowledge and access to Indigenous food, medicine, and traditions through our Farmers Market and Urban Farm.
Community Engagement

Cultural Corridor

NACDI works in the densest Urban Indian population in the country. Our programs are contributing to the health and vitality for American Indian people by advancing equitable opportunities and promoting racial equity and inclusion.

Upcoming Events

  • May 31, 2024 | 5:00–07:00pmAL·TER·NA·TIVE Artist Talk with Frank Buffalo Hyde – Join NACDI and All My Relations Arts for an intimate insight into the creative process and artistic mind of artist, Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondaga/Nez Perce). Satirical and pop-iconography-saturated, Frank’s work incites the view to wonder, ponder and engage in witty banter. Born in Santa Fe and raised on his mother’s Onandaga reservation, Frank seeks to […] Learn More

  • Jun 6, 2024 | 11:00am–03:00pmFour Sisters Farmers Market Opening Day – 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55404Celebrate opening day with us at Four Sisters Farmers Market Thursday, June 6th from 11 AM to 3 PM. Four Sisters celebrates its tenth year in operation this year! Help us ring in this market season with music at Noon from Indigenous artist James Harvin (Black & Nahua) and an opening day raffle with over […] Learn More

News

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Mpls.St.Paul Magazine: All My Relations Arts Opens New Exhibition by Frank Buffalo Hyde

The vibrant, satirical yet poignant showcase was created by the Indigenous artist, who belongs to the Onondaga Nation, Beaver Clan, and Nez Perce tribe. by Joey Erickson May 21, 2024 If you were to tell a young Frank Buffalo Hyde that he’d one day become a successful artist,… Read More

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NACDI Joins the Good Relatives Collaborative

We are excited to announce that we have joined the Good Relatives Collaborative (GRC). The collaborative is made up of the Sacred Pipe Resource Center, Four Bands Community Fund, and Black Hills Community Loan Fund. … Read More

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All My Relations Arts Gallery Presents

Frank Buffalo Hyde: AL·TER·NA·TIVE

AL·TER·NA·TIVE is a solo exhibition featuring a collection of paintings and sculptures from artist Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondaga/Niimíipuu (Nez Perce). Vivid and pop-culture saturated, his work reflects on the commodification of American Indian culture, and the assertive roles for Native American identity in the contemporary world. Self-proclaimed as consciously, culturally non-transactional, Frank’s work comments on cultural appropriation and societal disruption through his uncompromising satirical eye. A defiant take on the skewed perceptions of Native American art and culture tourism, Frank’s allegorical work is geared towards Native people first and disarms through banter while making references to antiquated technology in conversation with the metaverse; and provides a layered commentary on the collective unconscious of the 21st century.