Give to the Max Day is November 14, 2019. Please help us build IPTF’s new home, Mikwanedun Audisookon, a center for Art and Wellness, will care for our earth, strengthen our bodies, and grow our spirits.

Mikwanedun Audisookon means  “remember our teachings” in Ojibwe. The new Center will allow IPTF to bring all our art and wellness programs under one roof, expand our nutrition and youth theatre programs, and create new opportunities for Native youth in the arts and green economy. It will give us greater capacity to continue the healing traditions that have been passed down through the generations, providing an urban sanctuary where body, mind, and spirit can become whole through time-honored indigenous culture and practice. This will not just be a building created of bricks and mortar, but a community gathering place built from dreams and inspiration.

Though IPTF programs are based in Native values and ways of knowing, they are open to youth and adults of all backgrounds. Mikwanedun Audisookon Center for Art and Wellness will provide safe space where anyone can restore and renew their relationship with each other and the environment.

Mikwanedun Audisookon will represent a $3.5M capital investment in the Phillips neighborhood, with ongoing program and job training investments of approximately $360,000 annually — a significant and long-term contribution toward the health, cultural vitality, and economic growth and stability of the Native American and South Minneapolis communities.