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

  • Jun 6, 2024–Oct 31, 2024 | 11:00am–03:00pmFour Sisters Farmers Market – 1414 E Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MNVisit our Four Sisters Farmers Market, open weekly on Thursdays. Located at 1414 E. Franklin Avenue in the Pow Wow Grounds/ All My Relations Arts parking lot from 11 AM to 3 PM- shop local with goods from over a dozen vendors. The Four Sisters Farmers Market is an Indigenous-focused farmers market that provides increased […] Learn More

News

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Pride is Indigenous: Featuring Nick Metcalf

Pride in our LGBTQA2+ community members lasts for more than just June at NACDI. This is especially true this year, with the annual Minneapolis Two Spirit Reclaiming Our Identities Powwow happening this Saturday, July 13th! To round out our series of writings from Two Spirit… Read More

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Pride is Indigenous: Featuring Penny Kagigebi

June is LGBTQA2+ PRIDE Month. NACDI recognizes the contributions of Two Spirit and queer people to our community with this series of writings from Two Spirit and allies. We embrace the traditional roles of our Two Spirit relatives.  Boozhoo Indinawemaaganidook / Greetings Relatives –  What I… Read More

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J. White, "Sisters", 2022, Acrylic on canvas.

J. White, "Sisters", 2022, Acrylic on canvas.

All My Relations Arts Gallery Presents

J. White: Arikara Proper

“To be born a painter is favor; to be born Arikara is divine.”

Arikara Proper is a solo exhibition featuring a collection of paintings from artist J. White (Arikara). A self-taught painter, White shares her culture through the lens of an urban Indian. White’s work depicts and celebrates her Northern Plains culture, while capturing and exploring obscure emotions through abstract expressionism. A narrative painter who works exclusively in acrylic, White uses vibrant, colorful hues and signature stylistics allowing color to shape form and subject. Through recurring representational elements of stars, quilts, buffaloes, horses and Native women, White showcases empowerment and highlights culture-driven storytelling. White relies on personal experience to feed her creativity and prescribe identity, expressing passion on her canvas in a way that’s palpable to the viewer.