Honoring the resiliency of Native American people,
AICHO’s vision is to strengthen our community by centering
indigenous values in all aspects of
AICHO’s operating philosophy is that every American Indian
woman and child deserves to live in a safe, non-threatening
environment and should be treated with dignity and respect.
The American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO)
is one of 27 nationwide facilities that focus on a
specific ethnic group. We provide housing services for
people suffering from long-term homelessness, transitional
housing for survivors of domestic abuse, and we run a 10-bed
shelter - the only Native American shelter
that provides services to battered women and their children
in the seven county area surrounding Duluth, Minnesota.
AICHO was featured a Minnesota Housing Partnership Agency
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Announcements: Funding confirmed for
our Solar Array Project:
The Lloyd K.
Johnson Foundation awarded AICHO $10,000.00
Foundation awarded $20,000.00
The Red Lake
Nation awarded $2,500.00
related to healthy families:
The Center for
Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of
Minnesota (Blue Cross) awarded $10,000.00
Healthy Eating Communication Success Stories
award for our Reclaiming Indigenous Food Systems
awarded $10,000.00 for our Healthy Families
Initiative program. The monies will support
program activities, Urban Garden supplies, and
other items that will help achieve health and
vitality within our community!
Chi miigwech (Big thank you) from all of us at AICHO
for your gracious donations to our programs that
will help us serve others in our community.
News Tribune featured an article in last Saturday’s
newspaper about the AICHO Urban Garden with Katie Hanson,
Children’s Activities Coordinator, and Gimaajii youth. The
article also touched on the Climate and Cultural Resiliency
Grant programming that is currently happening and about
upcoming programs and events focused on these issues.
Read the article here
American Indian Heritage Month.
Our philosophy is that every Native American
deserves to live in a safe, non-threatening
environment & should be treated
with dignity and respect.
We incorporate Indigenous values into
all aspects of our work.
To find out more about our organization
please go to aicho.org.
(Mural painted by Laurel Sanders and
Rocky Makes Room For Them along with
the Gimaajii children). View our
News & Events
Resilience Open House Celebration at AICHO
JUNE 2ND 1PM - 4:30PM
AICHO, 202 W. 2nd St Several
activities throughout the event are planned
to focus on AICHO’s solar array, urban gardens, art
(featuring photography and videos from youth living
in the Gimaajii-Mino-Bimaadizimin Building), Ojibwe
language, Indigenous food tasting, community
resources, a Gimaajii youth market, and vermi
composting! The event will close with a ceremonial
planting of a plant in one of the new rooftop garden
beds. There is a $10 at the door suggest donation.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Guest speakers who are community leaders in the
realm of climate change, renewable energy,
sustainable practices, and cultural
practices/cultural resilience will be giving three
back to back, 20 minute workshops so that the
community has an opportunity to attend multiple
sessions. Ricky DeFoe will provide a traditional
pipe ceremony, there will be hand drum songs by
Oshkii Giizhik Singers, and speakers from AICHO’s
staff and board for the 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
opening ceremony. There will also be face-painting
for kids, and other art activities for the whole
family. The first 20 people (one per family) to
arrive will receive a gift bag with prizes.