Ain Dah Yung serves American Indian youth and families in St Paul and the surrounding area with the following services: shelter, youth programming in aftercare, family support services, mental health servcies, ICWA legal advocacy project, and a transitional living program for older teens and young adults. Ain Dah Yung is an important partner in the Medicine Wheel Collaborative with the American Indian Family Center. Please follow the link for more information.
The American Indian Education Program offered through the Saint Paul Public Schools District 625 exists to preserve and present the unique political, sovereign, cultural, traditional and spiritual values of American Indian nations through education. They assist American Indian students in graduating from high school with a quality education and positive cultural/personal identity. Indian Education provides direct service to youth in school. They also support information related to post secondary options and scholarship information on their website.
Since 1985, AIFACS has recruited, licensed, trained, supervised and supported American Indian foster homes. AIFACS believes in the right of American Indian children to grow up among their own people. As an organization and a community supporter, AIFACS strives to find temporary homes for American Indian children. If you are interested in becoming a foster provider please call (651) 223-8526.
The American Indian Magnet School is a K-8. They are one of three programs designed to meet the unique needs of the American Indian students of the St Paul Public School American Indian Studies Program. The American Indian Studies Program strives to provide an embedded curriculum that reflects the language and culture of the American Indian community into all curriculum content areas. The American Indian Magnet School is located at 1075 Earl Street in St Paul. The phone number is (651) 778-3100. Battle Creek Middle School houses the second program and is located at 2121 North Park Dr and can be reached at (651) 293-8960. Harding High School houses the third program and is located at 1540 E Sixth St and can be reached at (651) 793-4700.
The mission of the AIPC is to provide government leaders, policy makers and the public with accurate information about the legal and political history of American Indian nations, and the contemporary situation for American Indians. By providing knowledge and education, we hope to foster better-informed and culturally-sensitive responses to the challenges of American Indian life. The AIPC is located at 1463 Hewitt Ave, St Paul and can be reached at (651) 644-1728.
St Paul Council of Churches, Department of Indian Work (www.spacc.org)
The Department of Indian Work (DIW) addresses the needs and issues of the American Indian community, respecting the cultural and spiritual diversity of the people it serves. DIW develops and coordinates programs that empower American Indian people toward self determination. Services include food shelf, clothing shelf and emergency services. They are located at 1671 Summit Ave, St Paul and can be reached at (651) 644-2768.
Ramsey County has partnered with the American Indian community to provide various services onsite in our building including a Community Health Nurse, Financial Workers, Children's Mental Health Case Manager, and a Social Worker.
The mission of ECFE is to strengthen families through education and support of all parents in providing the best possible environment for the healthy growth and development of their children. You are your child's most important teacher! ECFE offers many opportunities at many locations. ECFE also partners with the American Indian community to provide an American Indian ECFE class. This class is usually hosted at the Crossroads ECFE site. There are two semesters each year, fall and spring. Class size in limited. Crossroads ECFE can be reached at (651) 767-8555.