After careful consideration following the Governor’s new executive order and after reviewing the C19 cases in Beltrami county, NWICDC has decided to close down in-person services effective Wednesday, November 24th . After the new year, we will revisit this very delicate situation.  Critical services will still be provided on a scheduled basis, but in-person appointments and trainings have been cancelled until further notice.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. Your safety and the safety of the community is our top priority.

northwest indian community development center

We are located in Bemidji, MN and provide services to over 2,400 people per year, targeting the 60-mile radius including Red Lake Nation, White Earth Nation and the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. This region, continuously scores amongst the lowest in Minnesota, on economic and social indicators. 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.


Nibwaakaawin * Wisdom

Zaagi'idiwin * Love

Manaaji'idiwin * Respect

Zoongide'ewin * Bravery

Gwayakwaadiziwin * Honesty

Dabasenindizowin* Humility

Debwewin * Truth

Our mission

Northwest Indian Community Development Center’s mission is to identify, coordinate and deliver resources that promote wellness and equity for American Indian families in northwest and north-central Minnesota.


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