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

Funding confirmed for our Solar Array Project

  • The Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation awarded AICHO $10,000.00

  • The Ordean Foundation awarded $20,000.00

  • The Red Lake Nation awarded $2,500.00

Funding confirmed related to healthy families:

  • The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) awarded $10,000.00 Healthy Eating Communication Success Stories award for our Reclaiming Indigenous Food Systems program.

  • Essentia Health awarded $10,000.00 for our Healthy Families Initiative program. The monies will support program activities, Urban Garden supplies, and other items that will help achieve health and vitality within our community!

A Chi miigwech (Big thank you) from all of us at AICHO for your gracious donations to our programs that will help us serve others in our community.

In the News

'Ganawenjiige Onigam': A New Symbol of Resilience in Duluth, Minnesota, Rewire 9/21/17

Mural Honoring Native  Women to be Unveiled in Minnesota, Forecast Public Art Review, 2018 Special Edition

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

Now Available!
2018 AICHO Art Calendar

Move In Fundraiser
Learn more and help us reach our goal at
Go Fund Me

AICHO Galleries


Gimaajii-Mino-Bimaadizimin Case Manager


We Are, All of Us Together
Building a Good Life

A case study of culture in
community development

AICHO celebrates National
American Indian Heritage Month.

Our philosophy is that every Native American deserves to live in a safe, non-threatening environment & should be treated
with dignity and respect.
 We incorporate Indigenous values into
all aspects of our work.
To find out more about our organization
please go to aicho.org.
(Mural painted by Laurel Sanders and
Rocky Makes Room For Them along with
the Gimaajii children).
View our News & Events

2015 Annual Report
Click to download .pdf

Ann Dunn's new book, Fire in the Village: New and Selected Stories featured on MPR
Listen here

Ennyman's Territory Blog
Now You Know Where The
AICHO Building Downtown Is Located

News & Events

View our most recent e-newsletter

View AICHO Grant Presentation

A great interview with Jonathan
on the Cynsations blog

Coming Up:

Let's See What You See
Call for Cell Phone Photos
Resilience in the face of Climate Change:  For it's next "Let's See What You See" phone photography exhibit, AICHO is seeking photos illustrating the effects of climate change, traditional/cultural approaches protecting the environment, or that aim to spread awareness about problems/solutions related to environmental issues.  Click here to see the requirements.

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



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