Indigenous Peoples

Minnesota Indian Affairs Council

The mission of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council is to protect the 11 Native American tribes of Minnesota and to ensure that each American Indian citizen is treated equally throughout the state of Minnesota.

Prairie Island Indian Community

The Mdewakanton, “those who were born of the waters,” have lived on Prairie Island for generations. Located just west of Red Wing, Prairie Island is a spiritual place for its people. Part of Prairie Island’s mission is to educate people on its history and culture.

Prairie Island Indian Community Family Services: 1.651.385.4185

Native American Student Association (NASA) at Red Wing High School

NASA’s goal is to provide academic and cultural support to Native American students at RWHS. Currently, there are more than 200 Native American students enrolled in Red Wing Public Schools. Email advisor Mitch Skeen or call 651.385.4528.

Indian Tribes and Resources for Native Americans

This federal government website offers information about federally-recognized Native American tribes and housing, cultural, and legal resources for Native Americans.

National Indian Education Association (NIEA)

Established in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1970, the NIEA strives to offer culture-based, comprehensive educational opportunities to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.

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