Honoring the resiliency of Native American people, AICHO’s vision is to strengthen our community by centering indigenous values in all aspects of our work.

AICHO’s operating philosophy is that every American Indian woman and child deserves to live in a safe, non-threatening environment and should be treated with dignity and respect.

The American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO)
is one of 27 nationwide facilities that focus on a specific ethnic group. We provide housing services for people suffering from long-term homelessness, transitional housing for survivors of domestic abuse, and we run a 10-bed domestic violence shelter - the only Native American shelter that provides services to battered women and their children in the seven county area surrounding Duluth, Minnesota.

AICHO was featured a Minnesota Housing Partnership Agency Spotlight  >> Read Article

Employment Opportunities
Dabinoo'Igan Shelter Advocate
Full Time Dabinoo'Igan Shelter Advocate
Cultural Program Coordinator
Financial Manager

In the News

The Duluth News Tribune featured an article in last Saturday’s newspaper about the AICHO Urban Garden with Katie Hanson, Children’s Activities Coordinator, and Gimaajii youth.  The article also touched on the Climate and Cultural Resiliency Grant programming that is currently happening and about upcoming programs and events focused on these issues.  Read the article here

Native statement: Mural nearing completion in downtown Duluth an image of protest

A Flurry of New Twin Ports Murals: Signs of the Times?

Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center of Duluth wears new mural with pride

New Mural Bringing Awareness to Issues Facing American Indians

Coffee shop, gallery planned in Lincoln Park

Store among AICHO's new additions

Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center ribbon cutting ceremony

Cultural Center Focuses on Native American Heritage, Art

A Night for Natives | Heavy Metal: Interviews with Ramona Mar, Moira Villiard and Vern Northrup on Henry Banks' People of Color - 91.3 FM KUWS 

May 25 NPR - Art Hounds Podcast

Interview with Moira Villiard, following Native American NHL legend Henry Boucha on Henry Banks' People of Color - 91.3 FM KUWS

American Indian Youth Digital Art Exhibit Featured at the Department of Human Services, AICHO youth take to the Capitol at MCH’s Homeless Day on the Hill and AICHO’s In-district meeting with Representative Liz Olson

Move In Fundraiser
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2015 Annual Report
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Ann Dunn's new book, Fire in the Village: New and Selected Stories featured on MPR
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Ennyman's Territory Blog
Now You Know Where The
AICHO Building Downtown Is Located

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In the News:
Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless:
A Youth Art Exhibit Educates Minnesota State Agencies on Culture and Community.



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