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Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act

Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) at MAIC provides employment and training services to American Indians, Alaskan Natives and Hawaiian Natives residing within a 71-county service delivery area. Eligible veterans and spouses receive priority of services. Note: Hennepin County residents are served by American Indian OIC/Takoda Prep and reservation residents are served by their respective […]

Culture Language and Arts Network

Culture Language and Arts Network

The goal of the Culture, Language and Arts Network (CLAN) is to reduce substance abuse among at-risk urban American Indian youth by offering experiences that both challenges the youth and helps them reconnect to their culture. In particular, youth whose parents/guardians/family members have a history of substance abuse are at-risk for developing substance abuse problems. […]

Indigenous Women’s Life Net

Indigenous Women’s Life Net

The Indigenous Women’s Life Net (IWLN) program provides supportive services for American Indian survivors of sexual and domestic assault. The program offers the following: Housing advocacy Domestic and sexual assault advocacy Transportation assistance Case management Life skills Cultural healing activities Weekly education groups Eligibility Identify as American Indian, Alaskan Native or Indigenous Survivor of sexual […]

Ginew/Golden Eagle

Ginew/Golden Eagle

The Ginew/Golden Eagle Program is a year-round after-school program at MAIC that provides culturally-specific curriculum designed to enhance the resiliency of American Indian youth aged 5-18. Our participants are eligible for transportation to and from the program if they live or attend school within the program’s transportation boundaries (i.e. South Minneapolis). Furthermore, participants’ friends who […]

Minneapolis American Indian Center Family Services

Minneapolis American Indian Center Family Services

The Family Services Program includes, Indigenous Women’s Life Net, Indian Child Welfare, Family Stability and Bright Beginnings.   Please contact Laura Newton, Program Director for any questions or if you are not sure who to call at (612) 419-3522 or by email at lnewton@maicnet.org   Indigenous Women’s Life Net For assistance with domestic violence or sexual […]

Native Fitness and Nutrition

Native Fitness and Nutrition

The Native Fitness and Nutrition (FAN) program works to reduce health disparities in the local American Indian community by reducing the prevalence of obesity and obesity-linked diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Eligible participants are American Indians above the age of 8.   Be sure to check MAIC’s calendar for an up-to-date list on […]

Congregate Dining

Congregate Dining

The Minneapolis American Indian Center offers lunchtime meals for adults ages 60 and up.  This program is provided by Senior Dining Choices, a service of Optage, the home and community division of Presbyterian Homes and Services. It is designed to meet the nutritional needs of older adults in the local community, and it is open […]

Senior Transportation

Senior Transportation

The Minneapolis American Indian Center’s Seniors Transportation Program helps American Indians and other older adults obtain the services and resources they need as well as stay connected with the local community.   The Senior Transportation program is temporarily suspended until further notice due to COVID-19 and focusing on partnering with the Gatherings Cafe and MAIC […]

Seniors Health & Wellness

Seniors Health & Wellness

The Seniors Health and Wellness program helps American Indian older adults stay healthy by working to prevent and/or manage health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and other conditions that disproportionately impact American Indians.   The Seniors Health and Wellness program functions as part of MAIC’s Native Fitness and Nutrition (FAN) program. The Seniors Program […]