Celebrating and supporting cultural traditions

The Minneapolis American Indian Center provides educational and social services to more than 10,000 members of the Minneapolis American Indian community every year. We preserve and support Native cultural traditions through art, youth, and intergenerational programs. After undergoing an extensive renovation, the center is officially re-open as of May 1, 2024.


Three Family Services staff, all women, wear ribbon skirts and smile for the camera in front of a presentation screen.

Family Services

Culturally specific programs to support Native women, mothers, and families. Programs include the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) services, Indigenous Women's Life Net, Bright Beginnings, Early Intervention, and Family Stability.

Two elementary school-aged girls in the Boys and Girls Club smile at the camera as they hug a tree.

Boys and Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club of the Minneapolis American Indian Center provides American Indian youth with culturally relevant opportunities that foster their holistic development and personal empowerment, with an emphasis on reaching their full potential and pursuing their dreams.

Culture Language Arts Network

Culture Language Arts Network (CLAN) provides opportunities to learn and practice our cultural traditions and language.

Workforce Innovation

The Workforce Innovation Opportunities Act (WIOA) program supports economic self-sufficiency through employment and job training programs for Native Americans in Minnesota.

Native Fitness and Nutrition

Native Fitness and Nutrition (FAN) works to reduce health disparities in the local American Indian community by reducing the prevalence of obesity and obesity-linked diseases. Native Elders Support Team offers community and enriching activities for Native elders.

Breakfast hash with eggs, roasted root vegetables, and roasted red pepper aioli drizzled on top.

Gatherings Cafe

The Gatherings Cafe serves accessible, healthy meals made using indigenous ingredients and knowledge. The cafe is open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday.

Woodlands Indian Craft Shop Grand Reopening_May2024

Woodland Indian Craft Shop

Woodland Indian Craft Shop houses a unique selection of handmade gifts created by local artists. The shop has been a staple of the Minneapolis American Indian Center for more than four decades.

Visitors view art on display at the Two Rivers Art Gallery grand reopening on May 1, 2024.

Two Rivers Gallery

The Two Rivers Gallery exposes local emerging Native artists by providing a space to exhibit work, nurture creativity, and provide professional development.




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