- NACDI PRESIDENT & CEO
Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) announces Jay Bad Heart Bull as the new President and CEO
Minneapolis, MN, December 11, 2012 — The Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) announces the hiring of Jay Bad Heart Bull as President & CEO. Jay has been serving as the Vice President of Little Earth of United Tribes in Minneapolis, MN since 2009. Mr. Bad Heart Bull brings a wealth of experience and leadership to NACDI having worked at a number of organizations in the Twin Cities American Indian Community.
"It’s with great enthusiasm and dedication to the advancement of our community that I assume my role as President/CEO of the Native American Community Development Institute. I’m grateful to the Board of Directors, Hiring Committee, and my colleagues for affording me with this exciting opportunity to build upon the solid foundation NACDI has created. I look forward to joining a stellar team that will help transform our community into a model for innovation and development." – Jay Bad Heart Bull
Jay replaces founding President & CEO, Justin Huenemann. NACDI was formed in 2007 and has grown to play an important in the urban American Indian community. The NACDI Board of Directors has led the hiring process. The Board is excited to begin a new chapter of NACDI’s work in the community.
“To build on our successes of the last five years, it’s important that NACDI have a strong, dynamic leader. Jay Bad Heart Bull is just the person for the job. He is a young, positive member of our community who has the skills and experience to take NACDI to the next level.” – Robert Lilligren, Vice-President Minneapolis City Council and NACDI Board Chair
NACDI is an American Indian community development intermediary organization - the first of its kind in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. NACDI believes all American Indian people have a place, purpose, and a future strengthened by sustainable community development. NACDI’s key projects include the development of the American Indian Cultural Corridor, management of All My Relations Gallery, and catalyzing the implementation of the American Indian Community Blueprint.
- ANPETU WAS'TE CULTURAL ARTS MARKETPLACE WORKSHOP
Over the next year NACDI will be planning and implementing a visitor gateway and public arts market for the American Indian Cultural Corridor at the Hiawatha LRT Franklin Light Rail Station area. Funded by a grant from Artplace, the Anpetu Was'te Cultural Arts Market project will reconnect two historic neighborhoods, Seward and Ventura Village, that have been cutoff from each other by a series of large underpasses, highways and railroads— locally referred to as “no mans land.” NACDI’s plan is to transform the area around the Franklin Light Rail Station area into a unique cultural and community experience utilizing public theater, plaza markets, living art installations, cultural food trucks, and public art. This catalytic project will create opportunities for local entrepreneurs, develop needed active community space, improve pedestrian safety, reverse decades of high-crime activity in this area, and strengthen Indigenous geographic identity.
Please join us for an upcoming workshop designed to build community, strengthen relationships and provide an opportunity for a community conversation about the upcoming Anpetu Was'te Cultural Arts Market project.
Anpetu Was'te Cultural Arts Market Community Workshop
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
NACDI/All My Relations Gallery
1414 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
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- SUPPORT NACDI ON GIVE TO THE MAX DAY!
NACDI is participating in GiveMN's 2012 Give to the Max Day!
Give to the Max Day is an exciting way to support great work going on across Minnesota. NACDI is fundraising for two projects, the American Indian Cultural Corridor, and all My Relations Gallery. Please consider a contribution to this great work to build a stronger American Indian community in the Twin Cities.Read More
- JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: NACDI PRESIDENT & CEO
The Native American Community Development Institute is accepting applications for the position of President & CEO. Please see the job description and application information below.
PRESIDENT & CEO
The President & CEO of the Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) holds the vision and aspirations of the Twin Cities urban American Indian community at the forefront of all work initiatives. The implementation of the community’s vision drives the work of NACDI. The President & CEO honors and promotes this vision, as he or she runs the day-to-day operations of the organization. The position of President & CEO requires balancing community development, community engagement, and project implementation.Read More
- KICKOFF CELEBRATION FOR 2012 AMERICAN INDIAN MONTH
Come celebrate community and the start of MN American Indian Month at the 2012 MN American Indian Month Kickoff Parade of Nations and Celebration, Tuesday, May 1, 2012 beginning at 9:30am at Cedar Field – Little Earth of United Tribes, Minneapolis, MN (please see the parade map route attached). Please join us for the Parade of Nations and show your pride wearing regalia, ribbon shirts and shawls. Organizations and groups are encouraged to carry banners, puppets, etc. All organizations/groups/eagle staff carriers/honor guards interested in participating or creating a float for the parade please contact Daniel Yang, 612-235-4969 or email@example.com if you are interested in becoming a kickoff sponsor or for further details and registration (no fee).Read More
- BREAKFAST BITES
Join us Wednesday, Junel 27th from 8:00 – 9:15 am at the All My Relations Gallery. Coffee and light breakfast will be provided. Feel free to bring a colleague, friend or the entire office!
Now called Blueprint Breakfast Bites, these free alternative community conversations are designed to build community, strengthen relationships and provide a safe place where necessary and meaningful dialogue can occur. Over the next year, these meetings are intended to facilitate a community-driven process that encourages honest and productive conversations about moving the urban American Indian community forward.
Blueprint Breakfast Bites dialogue will focus on prioritizing strategies defined in the American Indian Community Blueprint. Each month community members will have the opportunity to come together to discuss implementation strategies in one of each of the 11 community visions identified in the American Indian Community Blueprint. Join us for a thoughtful conversation and a great breakfast!
All My Relations Gallery
1414 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
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- NACDI LEADERSHIP TRANSITION
The Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) announces the departure of founding President and CEO Justin Kii Huenemann. Mr. Huenemann founded NACDI in 2007 as a community development intermediary working within the urban American Indian community of the Twin Cities. NACDI was created to undertake and support strategies for community transformation for the 21st century though collaboration and innovation. In five years under Justin’s leadership, the organization has grown to be a respected community-based organization and completed many significant projects, including: hosting community design workshops, the development of the American Indian Community Blueprint, the development and branding of the American Indian Cultural Corridor on Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis, recruitment of Woodlands National Bank to the Cultural Corridor, predevelopment work for the American Indian OIC, offering entrepreneurial training on the Cultural Corridor, the development of a new All My Relations art gallery and Pow Wow Grounds Coffee shop, organizing and coordinating community events such as the kickoff celebration to Minnesota American Indian month and the 2011 Twin Cities American Indian Arts Festival, providing community organizer training to emerging American Indian leaders, as well as community beautification projects including murals, street banners, and bike racks on the American Indian Cultural Corridor.
Mr. Huenemann has accepted a new position with the Northwest Area Foundation as a program officer, where he will work with the foundation’s eight-state region.
The NACDI Board of Directors is beginning a search process to fill the President and CEO role. Andy Hestness will serve as Interim President & CEO during the search. NACDI continues to partner with the Twin Cities American Indian community, and is well positioned to continue its progress in securing a stronger future for the Indian community.Read More
- WHY TREATIES MATTER AT ALL MY RELATIONS GALLERY
NACDI's All My Relations Gallery is pleased to host the traveling exhibit Why Treaties Matter from March 1st through March 31st, 2012.
Gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday 11 AM to 6 PM and Saturday - Sunday 11 AM to 3 PM.
Opening Guest Speaker
Dr. David Wilkins, Professor of American Indian Studies, University of Minnesota
Friday March 2, 2012
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
All My Relations Gallery
1414 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55404
Free and open to the public
Developed by the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, the Minnesota Humanities Center and the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. with support from Minnesota's 11 tribal nations, this traveling exhibit explores the relationships between Dakota and Ojibwe Indian Nations and the U.S. government in this place we now call Minnesota. Learn, through a video presentation and 20 banners featuring text and images, how treaties affected the lands and lifeways of the indigenous peoples of this place, and why these binding agreements between nations still matter today.
All My Relations Gallery is the only Minneapolis stop in the exhibit's statewide tour! Stop by this important exhibit.
Also check out the exhibit's companion website for more information and context regarding treaties in Minnesota.
This project is funded in part with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created with a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 and the Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation.
- Making New Traditions at All My Relations Gallery
On view from January 20 through February 24, 2012, at All My Relations Gallery, Making New Traditions features works by 8 Native American artists from the region. An opening celebration and reception takes place Friday, January 20, 2012 from 5-7 pm. This exhibit is free and open to the public!Read More
Featuring newly created artwork by eight emerging Native American artists with tribal ties to the northern plains. These artists approach creativity with their eyes wide open to the layers, complexities and truths of our time with respect for cultural identity and tradition. They are inspired by the modern and the traditional, and communicate their experiences as contemporary indigenous people, striving to create progressive statements in Native Art. This exhibit is in partnership with the Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge, South Dakota.
All My Relations Gallery is located at 1414 East Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis
Hours: Tuesday thru Friday 12-6 pm; Saturday and Sunday 11-3pm
Free and open to public
- NEW AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURAL CORRIDOR WEBSITE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Minneapolis, MN, December 6, 2011—The Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) has launched a new website for the American Indian Cultural Corridor district in south Minneapolis on Franklin Avenue. The Cultural Corridor is Minneapolis’ new destination for food, art, and culture. Located along East Franklin Avenue from Cedar Avenue to 11th Avenue, the Corridor has a unique collection of businesses, organizations, and cultural institutions, including Northland Visions, Woodland Indian Crafts, Franklin Street Bakery, Maria’s Café, Wolves Den Café, Roger Beck Florist, All My Relations Gallery, and many more. The Franklin Light Rail Transit station anchors the corridor on the east and provides easy connections to places throughout the region.
“The web site looks great, very professional easy to navigate and has the potential to really bring people to the Avenue! I can't wait to see more pictures and more places
added. People need to see how much this area has really changed and grown to a real destination location.”
-Greg Bellanger, Store Manager Northland Visions
The Cultural Corridor website highlights the many fantastic businesses of all types located in the area, and provides a central location for information about events and
activities occurring in the Corridor. The website also has information about resources available to businesses looking to open and operate in the Corridor area. The website was developed through a partnership with the City of Minneapolis Great Streets Business District Support Program and the Franklin Area Business Association.
Access the new American Indian Cultural Corridor Website at:Read More