NACDI’s priority is the Urban Indian population and our tribal and rural partners. One-third of Minnesota American Indians live in the central city areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul. NACDI is located in the heart of Minneapolis’ American Indian Cultural Corridor, connected to the most dense Native population census tracts in the country.
Our neighborhoods are rich in cultural and racial diversity – home to residents hailing from around the world–Somali, Latino, and immigrant communities, and those experiencing homelessness. Little Earth, a housing complex uniting Native Americans of 39 tribes, is our neighbor and partner. 87% of residents in our immediate community are people of color and 73% speak a language other than English at home.