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

  • Jul 11, 2024 | 11:30am–02:00pmOpen House – 1414 E. Franklin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55404The American Indian Community Development Corporation (AICDC), Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI), and Pow Wow Grounds invite you to our 2024 Open House. Meet our staff and community. All are welcome to this free and public event.Share lunch with us from Pow Wow Grounds (until it’s gone). There will be live music from Downtown […] Learn More

News

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Pride is Indigenous: Featuring Sharon Day

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. At NACDI at third of our staff identifies as Two Spirit, gender fluid, and queer. At NACDI we embrace the… Read More

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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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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.