Honoring the resiliency of Native American people,
AICHO’s vision is to strengthen our community by centering
indigenous values in all aspects of
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
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
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Full Time Dabinoo'Igan Shelter
Cultural Program Coordinator
Funding confirmed for
our Solar Array Project:
The Lloyd K.
Johnson Foundation awarded AICHO $10,000.00
Foundation awarded $20,000.00
The Red Lake
Nation awarded $2,500.00
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
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!
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,
Mural Honoring Native Women to
be Unveiled in Minnesota, Forecast Public Art
Review, 2018 Special Edition
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
Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center of Duluth
wears new mural with pride
New Mural Bringing Awareness to Issues Facing
Coffee shop, gallery planned in Lincoln Park
Store among AICHO's new additions
Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center ribbon
Cultural Center Focuses on Native American
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
2018 AICHO Art
Learn more and help us
reach our goal at
Go Fund Me
We Are, All of Us Together
Building a Good Life
A case study of culture in
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).
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
Ennyman's Territory Blog
You Know Where The
AICHO Building Downtown Is Located
News & Events
View our most recent
View AICHO Grant Presentation
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
Good Life Biiboon Bimaadizimin
Local Arts and Crafts Market
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1ST
3PM - 6PM
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2ND
10AM - 5PM
Dr. Robert Powless
Cultural Center, 212 W 2nd Street, Duluth, MN.
Food will be available for purchase. Handmade
holiday gifts, beadwork, spirit lake native
products, textile goods, art prints, books, regalia,
original artwork, pottery and more!
View the poster
In the News:
Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless:
A Youth Art Exhibit Educates
Minnesota State Agencies on Culture and Community.