Welcome To NACDI
We will see more changes in the next 25 years than we have experienced over the past 100. To thrive in the midst of this global change, the American Indian community must be unified and agile, work in partnership, eliminate deficit-driven methods, and invest in comprehensive asset-based strategies.
NACDI is committed to transforming the American Indian community to effectively respond to 21st century opportunities. NACDI works to promote innovative community development strategies that strengthen the overall sustainability and well-being of American Indian people and communities.
- ANPETU WA'STE CULTURAL ARTS MARKETPLACE DESIGN UNVEILING AND CELEBRATION
Please Join Us, For a Project Update and Celebration of the Anpetu Wa’ste Cultural Arts Marketplace Project at the Franklin Light Rail Station!
The Native American Community Development Institute is building a new project in the median of East Franklin Avenue at the Light Rail Station to enliven the street, connect the Ventura Village and Seward Neighborhoods, and create new entrepreneurial space in the community. Join us as we celebrate the contributions of the community to the design process and unveil the project design.
Meet with project planners, artists, and neighbors!
Monday, November 18, 2013
6:30 pm-8:00 pm, Remarks at 7 pm
2111 E. Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
- MINNEAPOLIS AMERICAN INDIAN MAYORAL FORUM
The Native American Community Development Institute is sponsoring an American Indian community forum for Minneapolis mayoral candidates on:
Thursday, October 17, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
1414 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, 55404
The forum will be held in the heart of the American Indian community in the American Indian Cultural Corridor on historic Franklin Ave. at NACDI/All My Relations Gallery. The forum will focus on specific issues facing the American Indian community in Minneapolis. All those who work and live in the community will be invited to participate in the forum.
There will be a community reception with appetizers and refreshments prior to the forum from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the forum site.
Participating candidates: Mark Andrew, Jackie Cherryhomes, Dan Cohen, Betsy Hodges, Don Samuels, Cam Winton and Stephanie Woodruff.
If you're interested in asking a question at the forum or for more information please contact Daniel Yang at 612-235-4969 or firstname.lastname@example.orgRead More
- CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON THE ANPETU WA'STE CULTURAL ARTS MARKETPLACE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2013
Construction has commenced on the Anpetu Wa'ste Cultural Arts Marketplace. The project is located in the median of Franklin Avenue between Cedar and Hiawatha Avenues, directly underneath the Franklin Light Rail Transit Station. Anpetu Wa’ste, meaning “Good Day” in Dakota, will welcome people to the American Indian Cultural Corridor and serve as a gateway to the surrounding community. The Marketplace will create a linear park in the median of Franklin with enhanced landscaping, benches, lighting, art installations, and vendor space for tents and food trucks. The project will create new energy at the Franklin Station, and better connect the Seward and Ventura Village neighborhoods. Construction of the Marketplace will complete in November. Hennepin County is planning improvements to the surrounding streets and has tentatively scheduled this work for the summer of 2014.
“We are excited to start construction on the Anpetu Wa'ste Cultural Arts Marketplace as this project will build a sense of connectedness and pride in both the native community and in the Ventura Village and Seward neighborhoods. We look forward to creating a greener, creative, and more welcoming gateway to our communities” –NACDI President/CEO, Jay Bad Heart Bull
The project was designed by Cuningham Group Architecture, and will be a combination of woodlands and plains plantings to reflect the diversity of landscapes and cultural traditions of the native peoples of Minnesota. A curving path will evoke the rivers that flow through the state. Construction is being done by Watson-Forsberg with the landscaping work by Aloha Landscaping.
The project has been designed with extensive community input from the local neighborhoods; City of Minneapolis; and Hennepin County; and the support of the City Council offices Ward 6 – Robert Lilligren, and Ward 2 – Cam Gordon. NACDI held a series of community design meetings starting in the fall of 2012 and continuing through 2013 that included over 150 people to guide the design of the project.
The Marketplace project is funded by a grant from ArtPlace America, with additional support from the Metropolitan Council’s Corridors of Opportunity program.
The Native American Community Development Institute is a community development intermediary that partners with the American Indian Community to build a better future for all native people. NACDI is developing the American Indian Cultural Corridor on Franklin Avenue in south Minneapolis as a vibrant destination that celebrates American Indian identity and stimulates economic opportunity. The Cultural Corridor is the only urban American Indian destination corridor in the country.