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

  • Mar 14, 2024 | 5:30–07:30pmFour Sisters Business Model Workshop – Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Urban Office, 1308 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404Stephen Cahill, from the Mni Sota Fund will lead this workshop. We will talk about business models and how they relate to business plans, a look at the elements of a business planning, and a high-level introduction to a few of the financial ideas that help us to make better business decisions. Stephen is the […] Learn More

  • Mar 21, 2024 | 5:30–07:30pmFour Sisters Business Workshop: Finances for Small Businesses – Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Urban Office, 1308 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404.Learn the basics of Generally Accepted Accounting Practices for small businesses from Financial Consultant, Toby Jones. Strengthen financial literacy and bookkeeping skills that aim to help early entrepreneurs separate business and personal expenses – a skill important in tax reporting. Toby Jones is an enrolled member of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin and has worked […] Learn More

  • Mar 28, 2024 | 5:30–07:30pmFour Sisters Business Workshop: Getting Started at Farmers Markets – Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Urban Office, 1308 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404.Reimagine the way you see starting a business! In this session, Destiny Jones, the manager of Four Sister Farmers Market, will give an overview of the benefits of having your early business at farmers markets. Highlights will include what to prepare for when vending, what to expect during the market season, and most importantly- how […] Learn More

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Community Health Conversations: Okizi – Using Art as Tool for Healing

Angela Two Stars and Juleana Enright both share their passion for the arts and how it is a tool for healing. In this episode, they share the inside scoop with us behind the latest exhibition at the All My Relations Arts Gallery called Okizi which means healing one’s self. Read More

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New Four Sisters Business Workshops This March!

Are you an early entrepreneur looking for tips on getting your business started or keeping it afloat? Join the Native American Community Development Institute’s program Four Sisters Farmers Market for a set of business workshops this March!  This series of workshops will be held in the evening at the… Read More

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All My Relations Arts Gallery Presents

Okizi (To Heal)

Okizi (To Heal) is a partner exhibition with the American Swedish Institute (ASI) in response to the traveling exhibition, Arctic Highways: Unbound Indigenous People. A common theme of these dual exhibitions is the healing impacts of cultural revitalization. While efforts were made to separate Native peoples from their spirituality, language, and cultural knowledge and traditions, Okizi highlights the revitalization efforts that reconnect this generation and future generations to our language, land, and culture as a means of healing from historical and generational trauma.