Northwest Indian Community Development Center

1819 Bemidji Avenue Suite 6, Bemidji MN 56601
1819 Bemidji Avenue Suite 6, Bemidji Minnesota 56601 US

NWICDC is located in Bemidji, MN and provides services to more than 1,000 people and families annually. We prioritize the 60-mile radius, which includes the Red Lake Nation, White Earth Nation, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and the administrative headquarters of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. This region continuously ranks the lowest in economic and social outcome indicators in Minnesota, and . The risk factors are complex and interrelated, meriting a holistic and integrated approach to recognizing, supporting and regenerating the protective factors, values and norms, implicit in traditional Anishinaabe Worldview.

What We Do
NWICDC implements five core initiatives with a three-tiered system that is informed by Anishinaabe worldview, trauma informed care and systems change:


  • Traditional & Western Educational Pathways
  • Workforce Development & Training
  • Economic Security & Financial Access
  • Family Wellness & Behavioral Health
  • Safety & Basic Needs

Services and Programs:

  • Housing Referrals
  • Reintegration Supports
  • Advocacy
  • Financial education and budgeting
  • Tax Assistance Program
  • Employment opportunities
  • Traditional community gatherings and events
  • Ojibwemowin opportunities
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Policy Advocacy
  • Program Design, Development and Technical Assistances

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