The American Indian Community Development Corporation's mission is to provide culturally unique initiatives, housing and entrepreneurial programs that will strengthen American Indian communities.

Many Rivers - Niibiwa Siibin

Located on East Franklin Avenue between the Minneapolis Public Library (Franklin Branch) and the Minneapolis American Indian Center, AICDC developed 78 units of affordable housing in two new buildings. Many Rivers buildings feature three floors of housing and one story of commercial space and underground heated parking.  The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe has partnered with AICDC to provide affordable housing to some of its urban members though a master lease of a number of units.

Kola ("Friend" in Lakota) - Outreach Program

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Founded in 1999, KOLA's mission is to provide culturally specific supportive services to chronically inebriated homeless American Indians. KOLA provides case management, healthcare outreach, daytime activities, health screening and referral services to many of the homeless American Indians who are chronic late stage inebriates.

Characteristics of a typical KOLA Client: 

Anishinabe Wakiagun

What is Anishinabe Wakiagun?

Anishinabe Wakiagun is a culturally specific permanent supportive housing program for chronic inebriates.  It is a Housing First/Harm Reduction facility that does not require residents to be sober in order to maintain their housing.

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