The American Indian Community Development Corporation's mission is to provide culturally unique initiatives, housing and entrepreneurial programs that will strengthen American Indian communities.

Our Board of Directors

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President: Marlene Helgemo (Ho-Chunk)

Vice President: Al Olson (Milie Lacs Band Ojibwe) 

Treasurer: Todd Swenson

Secretary: Patina Park (Cheyenne River Lakota)

Board Member: Sara Oquist (Milie Lacs Band Ojibwe) 

Bii Gii Wiin Community Development Loan Fund (CDLF) is conducting an Introductory Homebuyer Workshop in Minneapolis

Buying a home seems more complicated than ever before and Bii Gii Wiin Community Development Loan Fund are taking the mystery out of buying a home for the American Indian community living in the Twin Cities. 

AICDC creates Many Rivers Group, LLC, a Culturally Minded Real Estate Company

Homeownership is a long-term financial investment that helps build assets.   It is the primary wealth-building tool for most families.  According to the 2002 Fannie Mae National Housing Survey, most families believe that buying a home has a lot of potential as an investment, and the majority of homeowners say that the value of their homes has increased at least a little since they owned them.  Most families that rent, especially low and moderate-income families sometimes spend half

Bii Di Gain Dash Anwebi ("Come in. Rest." in Ojibwe) Elder Housing

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AICDC is addressing the lack of affordable housing for American Indian elders in Minneapolis with the development of the Bi Di Gain Dash Anwebi Elder Housing. The apartmenta are 47 1-bedroom units located on two parcels of land on the east and west sides of Bloomington Avenue South. The apartments are available to seniors 62 years of age and older with an income at or below 50% AMI (Area Median Income). HUD (The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) This is a HUD 202 senior building with rental subsidies available to seniors living in at Bii Di Gain Dash Anwebi Elder Housing.

AICDC New Home Ownership Opportunities!!!

AICDC, a leader in providing New Home Development for American Indians is presenting...

The AICDC New Home Ownership Program 

The AICDC New Home Ownership program is a unique way to bring homeownership within the reach of American Indian families who would like  to live in South Minneapolis.


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Michael A. Goze (Ho-Chunk) is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Indian Community Development Corporation. 

Dr. Ken McMillan

Sometimes on foot, sometimes on bike, Dr. Ken McMillan, M.D., delivers the most basic of primary care to patients on the streets of Minneapolis.

As director of Medical Services for the Kola Program, which also provides some social services and mental health care, Dr. Ken does everything from patching up wounds, to ordering prescription refills, to treating sore feet, to screening for hypertension and diabetes, to dealing with the consequences of chronic alcoholism and living on the street.

Al Bonanno photography of the homeless camps in South Minneapolis

In 2002, former Time Magazine photographer, Al Bonanno went on a visual tour of some of the scattered homeless camps with Dr. Ken McMillan of the Kola Program.  These images emerged from the tours and were created for AICDC to continue expanding homeless awareness.   

Tribal Initiatives

AICDC, in partnership with the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, developed affordable homeownership housing for the Mille Lacs urban members living in the Ventura Village neighborhood of South Minneapolis.  Under the "Self-Sufficiency in Urban Indian Communities Initiative," this project is the first phase of the creation of more affordable homeownership opportunities for American Indian families living in the Ventura Village and Phillips communities.

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