Our mission

to address the socioeconomic conditions

in the St. Paul Indian community through systems advocacy, policy development and community participation.

Our Purpose

To ensure our mission is sustained

Be a recognized and respected leadership group renowned for their ability to transcend the voices of our communities into action plans that benefit our families, children and services.

Advocate for Change.

We strive to serve as a catalyst for advocacy and change as needed to protect the best interest of our Native communities and associations.

Build Consensus.

We exist to provide a space where circle discussions and consensus decision making is priority.

Take Action.

Be a recognized and respected leadership group renowned for their ability to elevate the voices of our communities into action plans that benefit our families, children and services.

About us

SIA is a network of American Indian organizations in St. Paul, MN dedicated to advocating for our community.

We operate on the unceded land of the Dakota Nation in Saint Paul, traditionally known as Imnížaska (White Bluffs) - a part of the Bdote region. Along the banks of the Wakpa Taŋka (Mississippi River), Saint Paul is home to sacred sites like Wakaŋ Tipi and numerous ancient burial mounds (Maka Paha). Today, Saint Paul is home to Native people from across Turtle Island.

Maggie Lorenz, Executive Director & Wakaŋ Tipi Center Director - Lower Phalen Creek Project

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