Indigenous Peoples Task Force

The Indigenous Peoples Task Force strengthens the wellness of our community in a way that is based in indigenous values and ways of knowing. We were founded in 1987 to develop and implement culturally appropriate HIV education and direct services to the Native community in Minnesota. We know our community will not be completely well until all people have restored their relationships with each other and the earth. Our comprehensive approach defies categorization and includes:

  • Helping people live well with HIV and preventing further transmission of HIV
  • Using cultural arts to support our youth 
  • Returning to first medicines 
  • Healing all of life by healing the water 
  • Creating an urban sanctuary where body, mind, and spirit can become whole

All our programs are rooted in indigenous ways of knowing and the values of inclusiveness and respect for diversity. We welcome youth and adults of all backgrounds and are dedicated to being a good neighbor to our community. We are creating a vision of healing that will benefit all people and our mother earth.

Grantee Information

Year(s) Awarded: 2022, 2023