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


Announcements:
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
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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).
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Coming Up:

Paths to Resilience Open House Celebration at AICHO
JUNE 2ND 1PM - 4:30PM
AICHO, 202 W. 2nd St
Several activities throughout the event are planned
to focus on AICHO’s solar array, urban gardens, art (featuring photography and videos from youth living in the Gimaajii-Mino-Bimaadizimin Building), Ojibwe language, Indigenous food tasting, community resources, a Gimaajii youth market, and vermi composting! The event will close with a ceremonial planting of a plant in one of the new rooftop garden beds. There is a $10 at the door suggest donation. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Guest speakers who are community leaders in the realm of climate change, renewable energy, sustainable practices, and cultural practices/cultural resilience will be giving three back to back, 20 minute workshops so that the community has an opportunity to attend multiple sessions. Ricky DeFoe will provide a traditional pipe ceremony, there will be hand drum songs by Oshkii Giizhik Singers, and speakers from AICHO’s staff and board for the 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. opening ceremony. There will also be face-painting for kids, and other art activities for the whole family. The first 20 people (one per family) to arrive will receive a gift bag with prizes.


 

Gimaajii

 

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