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Oyate Ota Center

The Oyate Ota Center is a transformational vision for the future of social service delivery in Saint Paul and beyond. Meaning The People’s Place in the Dakota language, this vision is powered by a coalition of non-profits and public agencies that are eager to co-locate services in one shared, community-centered space.

Founding Members of Oyate Ota Center:

American Indian Family Center

Department of Indian Work-Interfaith Action

Montessori American Indian Childcare Center

Integration of Services

The Oyate Ota Center is a model in the national vanguard for non-profit innovation. We are excited to continue building the Oyate Ota Coalition and transform the East Metro American Indian community together.

The Founding Member Organizations provide intersecting comprehensive services that address social determinants of health, benefitting and supporting the community at all stages of life, Prenatal-Elder. These services are designed and implemented through an American Indian cultural framework, creating a one-stop-shop for everyone in the community to gather, practice culture, advance their lives, and prepare the next generation to thrive.

Urban Indigenous Legacy Initiative

Oyate Ota Center is a proud member of the Urban Indigenous Legacy Initiative

The Urban Indigenous Legacy Initiative is a collective of 16 renowned Native American nonprofit organizations in Minneapolis and Saint Paul that have been providing powerful and effective services for more than four decades. This collaborative has now come together to support a shared mission of modernizing and upgrading each of their antiquated and deteriorating facilities. While some organizations have already begun work on their capital campaigns and have secured meaningful investments, by joining forces this collaborative effort will work to accelerate all projects involved. Once completed, this historic endeavor will enable all participating organizations to continue providing the highest quality services for the Native American community in the Twin Cities for years to come.

Learn More About UILI

The Urban Indigenous Legacy Initiative is comprised of the following Urban Native American community organizations:

  • Ain Dah Yung Center
  • American Indian Community Development Corporation
  • American Indian Family Center
  • American Indian OIC
  • Department of Indian Work: Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul
  • Division of Indian Work
  • Indigenous Peoples Taskforce
  • Little Earth of United Tribes
  • Lower Phalen Creek Project – Wakan Tipi Center
  • Minneapolis American Indian Center
  • Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center
  • Montessori American Indian Childcare Center of St. Paul
  • Native American Community Clinic
  • Native American Community Development Institute
  • New Native Theatre

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