• 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.

    All My Relations Arts Gallery

    Curently on View: Piitwewetam: Making is Medicine  (April 10 - June 10)

    This exhibit is an offering from the Gustafson family to each of us. As an Anishnaabe family the act of giving is an integral part of their life. Gifts are offered out of kindness, out of love. To give is to simply offer without the expectation of receiving something in return. When we give, we are enacting a sacred law that acknowledges life. With Anishnaabe tradition, a part of the grief ceremony is gifting.


    Learn more: allmyrelationsarts.com

    Four Sisters Farmers Market

    Open June 1 - October 26, weekly on Thursdays from 11 am - 3 pm

    The Four Sisters Farmers Market is an Indigenous-focused farmers market centered on providing increased access to affordable, healthy, culturally appropriate local foods within the American Indian Cultural Corridor.


    Our market is located in the parking lot of 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Mpls.

    Four Sisters Urban Farm

    Volunteer at our farm on Saturday June 17 from 10 am - 12 pm

    Help us get ahead of the weeds and maintain our farm by volunteering. Located at 2839 17th Ave., Mpls. All are welcome!

    Friends of the Falls

    NACDI is working in partnership with The Falls, to build authentic, long-term relationships with Native 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.