• Native American Community

    Development Institute

    Helping Native people create the future they envision.

  • Help Us Continue Our Mission



    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.

    NACDI utilizes these strategies to control our narrative, influence policy, and lead systems change while shifting power dynamics through shared Native values, traditions, cultures, and practices.
    Support NACDI & its signature programs All My Relations Arts, Make Voting A Tradition, and Four Sisters Farmers Market & Farm.


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  • Collaborations and Upcoming Events

    The Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) plays a diverse role in the Indigenous Community.

    Start Seeds with Us Workshop Series

    March 16, 23, and 30 from 1 - 4 pm at 3451 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis

    Start Seeds with us at the Corcoran Neighborhood Organization (CNO) office during this workshop series. We will share knowledge about seeds and planting, and provide seeds, soil, and materials (and people are welcome to bring their own supplies).


    Attendees will be asked to help us start plants, and folks will be able to take plants home.

    Apply for a Garden Bed at our Four Sisters Farm

    A partnership of NACDI and Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority


    Do you have an interest in growing your own vegetables in an Indigenous community garden, and learning more about Food Sovereignty?

    Apply to reserve a garden bed within the Four Sisters Urban Farm Space: https://forms.gle/DWXU4goY1xNGWNhp6

    Garden beds will be first come first served and based on the following priorities:
    • Residents of the East Phillips neighborhood
    • Residents of East Phillips without access to other growing spaces
    • Food Insecure residents of East Phillips


    Rally at the Capitol to Support The Clyde Bellcourt Urban Indigenous Legacy Initiative

    March 21, from 1 - 4 pm at the MN State Capitol


    NACDI is among other fellow Urban Native American community organizations that support this campaign to transform the Indigenous landscape in the Twin Cities with 14 new facilities to better serve our communities.


    Read more about the initiative: https://muidmn.org/uili

    Friends of the Falls

    NACDI is working in partnership with The Falls, to build authentic, long-term relationships with First Nations people and shaping the future of the Upper Lock at Owámniyomni.


    Our vision is to create a place of healing and celebration that acknowledges the past and advances a more equitable and inclusive future.


    For more information about the Friends of the Falls, Native Partnership Council, and upcoming engagement meetings thefalls.org.