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



End of Year Staff Reflections – Seedling Giveaway

This year, NACDI was growing and planting seeds in our community. With our Four Sisters Food Sovereignty programs, we are connecting our people back to the living world. We thought it would be an outstanding idea to work with our partners to grow some seedlings and have a plant giveaway… Read More


Storytelling Time: 2023 Highlights: Making is Medicine

We are approaching Give to the Max Day, Giving Tuesday and our Year End Appeal donor reach. We want to take this time to reflect on what was an incredibly busy and impactful past year. We’ve had so many joyous and fun moments. I want to highlight one… Read More


Darek DeLille Interview on WCCO

Darek DeLille, Make Voting A Tradition & Civic Engagement Manager interviewed with WCCO’s morning show talking about our Indigenous Voter Registration Event on Indigenous Peoples Day 2023. Read More

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All My Relations Arts Gallery Presents

Aabijijiwan / Ukeyat yanalleh

Aabijijiwan / Ukeyat yanalleh is a collaborative exhibition from artists Karen Goulet (Ojibwe) and Monique Verdin (Houma). Karen and Monique are sisters of the same river, connected by the planetary lifeforce known as the Misi-ziibi (Big River, Ojibwe) near the headwaters in the north and remembered as Misha sipokni (Older than Time, Chata) in the coastal territories of the southern Delta, where the bayous of Turtle Island meet the sea.