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Indian Health Board of Minneapolis

The Indian Health Board (IHB) of Minneapolis was incorporated in 1971 to provide for the health needs of the American Indian community living in Minneapolis. IHB provides medical and dental care and counseling services to more than 7,000 patients each year in its offices at 1315 East 24th Street in the heart of Minneapolis’ Phillips neighborhood.

First, IHB provides high-quality medical, counseling and dental services through fully trained providers with advanced medical and health management education. Many are involved in community service and outreach programs that work to strengthen the futures of American Indians.

Second, through special funding sources, quality health care services and programs are available to all patients with or without health insurance. To ensure services are accessible to all, a sliding fee scale is offered to private pay patients based on their income level. A drug discount program also is available to qualifying IHB patients with discounts up to 50 percent.

Address: 1315 East 24th Street Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-721-9843

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8-5
Tuesday & Thursday 8-8
Counseling and Support Monday – Friday 8-5

IHB provides medical, counseling, and dental services through fully trained providers. Medical services include primary, adult, OB/GYN and pediatric care with emphasis on family planning, diabetes care, and health wellness and education.

“One of the areas we’re most proud of is our focus on disease prevention,” says medical director and CEO Patrick Rock, MD, “particularly around diabetes and smoking related illness in American Indians.”

Mental health services include individual and family counseling, psychological assessment, consultation with schools and other community agencies as well as social work services and support groups. Dental services include adult and child dentistry, emergency treatment, specialist referral, and preventive care and education.

With a mission to ensure quality health care services for American Indian and other peoples, IHB promotes three core values: Respect for Culture: Preserving and promoting its Native American heritage and identity, while embracing all other cultures with acceptance and compassion. Excellence: Seeking excellence in all its services, business practices and community partnerships. Leadership: Promoting ethical leadership based on collaboration and mutual respect

Maria’s Café

Over the past 20 years, restaurateur Maria Hoyos has been pleasing customers with her honest dedication to home-cooked foods. Twin Citians have come to regard Maria’s Cafe as one of the metro’s prime breakfast destinations. Each of her famous breakfast, lunch and dinner options is prepared from scratch.

Address: 1113 East Franklin Ave. Mpls, MN 55404
Phone: 612-870-9842
Hours: Mon-Sat 7-3, Sunday 8-3

Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI)

We will see more changes in the next 25 years than we have experienced over the past 100. To thrive in the midst of this global change, the American Indian community must be unified and agile, work in partnership, eliminate deficit-driven methods, and invest in comprehensive asset-based strategies.

NACDI is committed to transforming the American Indian community to effectively respond to 21st century opportunities. NACDI works to promote innovative community development strategies that strengthen the overall sustainability and well-being of American Indian people and communities.

The Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI), an American Indian community development intermediary organization – the first of its kind in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The organization is configured as an alliance of the major Indian nonprofits and several Indian businesses in the metropolitan area committed to community-building through sector economic development and large-scale development. Foremost in our transformation plan to develop a new community infrastructure is to build community capacity and assets within high growth economic sectors.

Currently, no alignment and capacity-building structure exists in the American Indian community for social or economic change. To begin to develop a community-based strategy for social and economic change, NACDI will first work with American Indian nonprofits to rebuild their community-driven structure that responds to the demands and opportunities of the economy. Specifically, we will work with American Indian nonprofits on sector strategy development in Land and Housing, Entertainment and Media and Health and Wellness. These three “sectors” share the characteristics of high job growth potential; opportunities for asset development; and sustainability as a part of longer-term American and global industry growth.

Address:  1414 East Franklin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: (612) 235-4976

Northland Visions

Northland Visions offers unique, all Minnesota gifts like sculptures, paintings, beadwork, jewelry and original native and traditional art. Perfect for corporate and convention mementos – a gift of Minnesota!

Address: 1113 East Franklin Avenue Minneapolis MN 55404
Phone: 612.872.0390
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 9am-5pm

Roger Beck Florist

Roger Beck Florist is recognized for exquisite floral works of art and delivering them beautifully wrapped. Each creation is unique and is a reflection of who you are and will express your most profound emotions.

Located on the southeast side of downtown Minneapolis in a 1907 corner brick building, this shop has a highly professional team of just a few — imaginative, kind, and helpful — who share a common passion. They create magic with their hands, giving life to your most secret, tender, or crazy dreams.

Roger Beck Florist’s attention to detail and commitment to quality have earned them an impeccable reputation, admiration from clients, and numerous awards.

Stop in to visit — flower design with the power to excite, entrance, engage.

Address: 1100 East Franklin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-871-7080 | 800-368-0947 | Fax: 612-871-5432