Update 5/19/20

We care about your health and safety and the health of IPTF staff. As we continue to respond to the Coronavirus and it’s impact on our community we are modifying most of our programs. Staff are in the office on a rotating basis in order to limit exposure.

HIV/HepC Testing

HIV/HepC testing has resumed BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Testing hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only, from 8:30 – 2:30. Call 612-834-7938 to schedule a testing appointment.

Syringe Exchange

We will continue to provide Syringe Exchange and supplies but are reducing our hours to Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, between the hours of 1-4. Please text  text 651-808-3965 before arriving so we know how to prepackage your supplies. Clients will receive a week’s supply. Click this link for the calendar of other community agencies providing Harm Reduction supplies.

Keep the Fire Alive Program

Our youth programs are meeting in smaller sessions online and it is going well. If you would like to get connected to this program contact Brenna at (612) 722-5670.

Narcan Trainings

We now have online training for reversing opioid overdose. Our trainers are offering customized workshops and more in-depth support through Zoom sessions with groups all over the state.

Waybinagay – Smoking Prevention and Cessation

Waybinagay program continues in an online format. To learn more contact Suzanne Nash at (612) 205-5472.

Distributing Resources to Keep our Community Safe

We are grateful to a local distillery that donated three gallons of hand sanitizer to us that allowed us to distribute 321 smaller bottles to our residents, our youth and syringe and Narcan users. We will be receiving another donation from the distillery and continue distributing hand sanitizer. Any donations of masks that we receive will also be shared with the community as we are able.

Case Management

The team of case managers at Indigenous Peoples Task Force are continuing to work remotely and address issues around medical access, non-medical benefits, and housing, particularly for people with HIV and syringe users. We are still taking on new cases. How can we help you?

Please check back as these conditions may change.


Sharon M. Day

Sharon Speaking at Mother Earth Water Walk Convergence of the four directions. June 11, 2011 in BadRiver WI.

From Native News Update June 13, 2011 on
Video/Audio On Demand Library :

See past letters from the director here: