The Minneapolis American Indian Center has changed its method of operations in response to the COVID-19 epidemic in order to protect the health of our staff, volunteers and community members. Staff are working off-site in observance of the Governor’s Stay at Home order, and we have closed the Center to all but essential activities. Gatherings Café is only preparing meals for delivery to elders.

If you are in need of assistance, please contact the appropriate number below:

Indian Child Welfare Act Program/Indigenous Women’s Life Net/Bright Beginnings
Laura Newton (612) 419-3522
Charlene Day Castro (612) 710-5798

Seniors Program/Elders’ Meal Delivery
Colette Lawrence (612) 879 – 1703

Ginew/Golden Eagles Youth Program (612) 879-1708

Native Culture Language & Arts Network
Cheryl Secola (612) 567-8505

WIOA Program
Brian Joyce (612) 879-1770

Woodland Indian Crafts (612) 874-7766

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Jul
13
Mon
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Jul 13 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Due to the COVID-19 virus and the safety of our community and staff the Fitness Center will be CLOSED until further notice

Everything you need, nothing  you don’t.

Visit our fitness center for free now through the end of the year.

Must be 10 years old with a supervising adult.

Bright Beginnings @ Auditorium
Jul 13 @ 11:30 am – 2:15 pm

Closed/Private group

Must be registered with the program.

Congregate Dining @ Congregate Dining
Jul 13 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Due to COVID-19 Congregate dining is CLOSED until further notice. 

This program is provided by Senior Dining Choices, a service of Optage, the home and community division of Presbyterian Homes & Services.

Services:

  • Healthy lunch served Monday through Fridays (excluding Holidays) from 11:30 to 12:30 in the Seniors Congregate Dining Center (Seniors must arrive by noon, and be registered with the program to eat)
  • Transportation available for those in our transportation service area (contact Ken Danielson 612.879.1747 for eligibility)

Eligibility:

  • Must be age 60 or older
  • Must be registered with the Minneapolis American Indian Center’s Congregate Dining Program
  • Open to individuals of all races or ethnic backgrounds
Aztec Dancers @ Congregate
Jul 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Due to the COVID-19 virus and the safety of our community and staff all activities are canceled until further notice!

 

Free Event and open to the public

Jul
14
Tue
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Due to the COVID-19 virus and the safety of our community and staff the Fitness Center will be CLOSED until further notice

Everything you need, nothing  you don’t.

Visit our fitness center for free now through the end of the year.

Must be 10 years old with a supervising adult.

Congregate Dining @ Congregate Dining
Jul 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Due to COVID-19 Congregate dining is CLOSED until further notice. 

This program is provided by Senior Dining Choices, a service of Optage, the home and community division of Presbyterian Homes & Services.

Services:

  • Healthy lunch served Monday through Fridays (excluding Holidays) from 11:30 to 12:30 in the Seniors Congregate Dining Center (Seniors must arrive by noon, and be registered with the program to eat)
  • Transportation available for those in our transportation service area (contact Ken Danielson 612.879.1747 for eligibility)

Eligibility:

  • Must be age 60 or older
  • Must be registered with the Minneapolis American Indian Center’s Congregate Dining Program
  • Open to individuals of all races or ethnic backgrounds
Gatherings Cafe

Gatherings Cafe

Gatherings Cafe is a small restaurant operated by the MAIC. We have daily lunch specials and can also provide box lunches for pick-up.

Menu & Hours
Two Rivers Gallery

Two Rivers Gallery

Two Rivers Gallery provides a space for emerging Native artists to exhibit work and nurture creativity, strengthening Native art and artistic voices within the Twin Cities.

Current Exhibit
Woodland Crafts Gift Shop

Woodland Crafts Gift Shop

Handmade gifts by local artists. Beadwork of all types, jewelry, Native music & DVD movies, beading supplies, T-shirts, and greeting cards.

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Programs

Minneapolis American Indian Center has a variety of programs operating each week. Learn more about the programs here or check out the calendar to find out what is happening this week.

Woodland Indian Crafts

Two Rivers Art Gallery

Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) at MAIC provides employment and training services to American Indians, Alaskan Natives and H...

Gatherings Café

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...

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. ...

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...

Indian Child Welfare Act

The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) at MAIC is an umbrella for several programs that work to stabilize and advocate for American Indian fami...

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 pre...

Congregate Dining

The Minneapolis American Indian Center offers lunchtime meals for adults ages 60 and up.  This program is provided by Senior Dining Choices...

Senior Transportation

The Minneapolis American Indian Center’s Seniors Transportation Program helps American Indians and other older adults obtain the services ...

Seniors Health & Wellness

The Seniors Health and Wellness program helps American Indian older adults stay healthy by working to prevent and/or manage health condition...

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...

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...

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 pre...

Congregate Dining

The Minneapolis American Indian Center offers lunchtime meals for adults ages 60 and up.  This program is provided by Senior Dining Choices...

Senior Transportation

The Minneapolis American Indian Center’s Seniors Transportation Program helps American Indians and other older adults obtain the services ...

Seniors Health & Wellness

The Seniors Health and Wellness program helps American Indian older adults stay healthy by working to prevent and/or manage health condition...

Gatherings Café

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 pre...

Congregate Dining

The Minneapolis American Indian Center offers lunchtime meals for adults ages 60 and up.  This program is provided by Senior Dining Choices...

Seniors Health & Wellness

The Seniors Health and Wellness program helps American Indian older adults stay healthy by working to prevent and/or manage health condition...

Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) at MAIC provides employment and training services to American Indians, Alaskan Natives and H...

Gatherings Café

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...

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. ...

Indian Child Welfare Act

The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) at MAIC is an umbrella for several programs that work to stabilize and advocate for American Indian fami...

Woodland Indian Crafts

Two Rivers Art Gallery

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...

About Minneapolis American Indian Center

The Minneapolis American Indian Center is a community center in the heart of the American Indian community of Minneapolis. It is one of the oldest Indian centers in the country, founded in 1975. We provide educational and social services to more than 10,000 members of the community annually. We preserve and support American Indian cultural traditions through art, youth and inter-generational programs.

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