Division of Indian Work

A nonprofit organization

The Division of Indian Work (DIW) has been serving the urban American Indian community in Minneapolis since 1952, 65 of those years as a program of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches (GMCC), until our separation from them which was finalized in July 2018.

Now our own 501(c)(3) and a truly American Indian-led organization, DIW continues to expand programming and help the urban American Indian community.  All DIW services provided are free-of-charge to over 3,000 unduplicated people annually.

 Our mission at DIW is to support and strengthen urban American Indian people through culturally-based education, traditional healing approaches, and leadership development.   To this end, we focus on community and delivering programs and services directly or in partnership with other organizations.

 Our programs work to nurture and guide urban American Indian youth; provide services for Elders; foster healthy families; end family violence; provide transitional housing for young single moms and moms-to-be; offer supportive housing to long-term foster care boys; and address hunger issues, all with a focus on culture.

Learn more about DIW here!

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Organization name

Division of Indian Work

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Arts & Culture Education Health Children & Family Community

BIPOC community

BIPOC led, BIPOC serving


1001 E LAKE ST

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