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Native American Art in Minnesota

  Sioux Artwork covers a multitude of traditional and contemporary genres World Art Day is an international celebration of the fine arts, which the International Association of Art declared to promote awareness of creative activity worldwide. It is celebrated on April 15th, the birthday of Leonardo da Vinci. Native…

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WE NEED YOU: We’ve Rallied Now What?

WE NEED YOU: We’ve Rallied. Now What? ~ Writer Jessie Van Berkel contributed to this report. Source: Randy Furst Star Tribune MARCH 25, 2022 — 6:27 PM The proposal is called “Clyde Bellecourt Urban Indigenous Legacy Initiative,” named after…

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Understanding the History Behind Native American Drums

Understanding the History Behind Native American Drums October 16, 2020, by: Tacchini Source: Native American Indians have been playing drums for thousands of years; today, the instrument continues to play a significant role in Native American culture. These percussion instruments also have a rich and fascinating past. We hope…

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AIFC and the Urban Indigenous Legacy Initiative (UILI)

A campaign to transform the Indigenous landscape of the Twin Cities The Urban Indigenous Legacy Initiative is a collective of 16 renowned Native American nonprofit organizations in Minneapolis and Saint Paul that have provided vital and effective services for over four decades. This collaborative has now come together to…

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A Year of Growth and Resilience

We are excited to share our latest annual report that covers the highlights and accomplishments of 2020. During a challenging year, AIFC has continued to grow to meet the needs of the community. We are so grateful to all of the community partners who collaborate with us to serve American…

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A Message to Our Community

The Derek Chauvin verdict is a step forward for George Floyd’s loved ones and for our community. At AIFC we look to this as a steppingstone to a transformed world. The AIFC family rallies behind all victims of violence and is eager to continue to support a Minnesota that nurtures…

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An Update From Our Khunsi Onikan Treatment Program

Khunsi Onikan (Grandmother’s Arms) Outpatient Treatment Program for Native women opened its doors last spring, just as Covid-19 caused all programming to be virtual. It was really an experiment in effectiveness for our brand new program. Most of the women who attend have small children, and most virtual treatment programs…

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