Program Notes: Checking in with Native Initiatives As we come to the end of Native American Heritage Month, I want to take a moment to highlight the CDFI Fund’s recent activities dedicated to expanding economic opportunity for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities nationwide. I recently was honored to participate in the 2016 Native… Read More

Ribbon cutting ceremony and open house to celebrate our office expansion on Friday was a success. So rewarding to see the support from community leaders that we work with from homeless coalition, state housing, commerce, criminal justice, behavioral health and partners and other Native and Bon-Native citizens of Bismarck metro area. We stand in prayer… Read More

Cassidy McDonald is the 2016 win-a-trip winner. This month she traveled with Nicholas Kristof through Arkansas and Oklahoma to report on domestic poverty. Too often, we talk about Native American oppression in the past tense. The Trail of Tears, genocide and forced adoption are part of our history, but inequality is still present today, made… Read More

For the first time, the Capital City is observing a day honoring Indigenous people. Bismarck is proclaiming “First Nations Day” October 7, 2016. This celebration will be held in conjunction with State of North Dakota proclamation of First Nations Day October 7 at the ND Heritage Center auditorium. This is the result of the City… Read More

BISMARCK, N.D. – Monica talks with Lorraine Davis, this month’s cover girl for “Inspired Woman Magazine.” View part 2 here: Read the Article in Inspired Woman Magazine here: Lorraine Davis: Sharing a Vision  … Read More

BISMARCK, N.D. (September 02, 2016) – The Native American Development Center (NADC) is pleased to announce it has received a $50,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation to serve Native Americans in the Bismarck Metro Area. These funds will support the “Reaching Economic Opportunities Project”. This project will address critical needs for Native Americans with… Read More

America’s Native Prisoners of War   Aaron Huey’s effort to photograph poverty in America led him to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where the struggle of the native Lakota people — appalling, and largely ignored — compelled him to refocus. Five years of work later, his haunting photos intertwine with a shocking history lesson.  … Read More