Update 6/2/20

We are devastated that another black man has died at the hands of the police. We demand justice. Our hearts ache to see so much of our beautiful vibrant south Minneapolis destroyed and so many of our neighbors concerned about their safety and access to food.

The needs of our community have changed significantly and we are adapting to meet them. Our staff have stepped up to participate in neighborhood patrols, food distribution, and medical work to help meet the fundamental needs of our neighbors. I’m so happy to work with such a great team that is lending a hand wherever they can. Together we are protecting and strengthening our community. Migwetch to all the helpers!

We are grateful the Department of Health is supporting our staff as they help assess and respond to the emergency needs in our community.

This community emergency is a symptom of how much we need real change. We need to change the disparities in Minnesota in the rates of poverty. We need to eliminate the disparities in employment, education, and health. We are ready to do our part to re-imagine and build this new community.

HIV/HepC Testing

HIV/HepC testing continues 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 continue to provide Syringe Exchange and supplies on 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.

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: