Tribal Organizing

First reflections from my trip to D.C.

Arianna Nason is the Tribal Organizer for MCH, as well as  Humphrey Public Policy fellow. She recently had the opportunity to go to Washington D.C. for part of her fellowship, and below is one of many reflections from her time there.  As one of the Humphrey Public Policy fellows, I recently went on a trip […]

Tribal Organizing Update: Spotlight on AICHO

  Indigenous people not only have solutions for ourselves, but for the world at large.  ––Vicky Ybañez, American Indian Community Housing Organization founder A large part of Tribal Organizing at the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless (MCH) is centered in building strong relationships with American Indian communities and to learn more deeply about effective and […]

Duluth Community Partners: The City of Duluth Indigenous Commission

Duluth Community Partners: The City of Duluth Indigenous Commission A sense of place and belonging in community is foundational for overall stability.  At MCH, we recognize the importance of honoring the long history Indigenous people carry in connection to Minnesota as home and the valuable contributions American Indian people offer to move our communities forward. […]

Update from Tribal Organizing: A Direction Forward

Ahneen! LeAnn Littlewolf nindizhinikaaz zhaganaashiimowin. Gaa-Zagaskwaajimekaag nindonjibaa. Ma’iingan nindoodem.  (My name in English is LeAnn Littlewolf. I come from Leech Lake. I belong to the Wolf Clan).  These were some of the first words I learned in my Anishinaabe language.  As a young woman, my language was the core piece to connect and reclaim my […]

Tribal Organizing in Northeast Minnesota

I’m happy to share the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless launched its Northeast tribal organizing work this summer. American Indians in Minnesota are persistently over-represented in homeless counts, only 1% of the state population yet 11% of the homeless adult population and 20% of the homeless youth population.  (Here’s a link to the Wilder Research […]