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Free Solar Energy Workshop Held in West Duluth

Families learned about renewable energy at the Family Freedom Center.

DULUTH, Minn.- Families learned more about renewable energy at a free Solar Workshop at the Family Freedom Center The workshop featured informational booths with training and job opportunities in renewable energy. There were also interactive solar-based games for kids. According to organizers, renewable energy is the right way to go in the Northland. “The interesting thing about renewable energy and…

AICHO to Host First-Ever Art Exhibit Opening

The Art Exhibit Grand Opening is Happening Friday, January 31, 2020

DULUTH, Minn. – The American Indian Community Housing Organization’s (AICHO) Indigenous First Art and Gift Shop is hosting an inaugural art exhibit opening featuring local artist Samuel J. Zimmerman. Zimmerman’s exhibit is called “The Journey Home – Chapter 2.” The opening is taking place Friday, January 31, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. AICHO is located at 202 West 2nd Street…

AICHO Workshop Helps Grow Indigenous Economy

Series focuses on Indigenous Economy and Indigenous Entrepreneurs.

DULUTH, Minn.- The American Indian Community Housing Organization or AICHO is hosting a forum that gives the indigenous community the tools to build the Indigenous economy. The first of the three part series Indigenous Economy, Indigenous Entrepreneurs was held Wednesday. A business owner shared his story and how native people in Duluth can start their own businesses that can help…

Workshop Helps with Climate Change Conversations

AICHO and Climate Generation hold two day Climate Institute.

DULUTH, Minn.- The American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) and Climate Generation hosted a climate institute in Duluth. The two-day event aims to open up meaningful conversations about climate change, humanizing what they say is a normally science-dominated discussion. “We’re really beyond the science because we know that information alone is not enough to move someone to behavior change,” said Jothsna…

Bringing Missing Indigenous Women Home, Through Art

AICHO Exhibit Raises Awareness of MMIW

DULUTH, Minn.- The number of missing or murdered indigenous women is hard to pinpoint, as many cases go unreported. Friday, an exhibit at AICHO focused not on the statistics, but on bringing the stories of these women home. The Bring Her Home exhibit started last year in Minneapolis, and is now ending its tour in Duluth. The exhibit features artwork which, AICHO…

AICHO Indigenous Youth Photos Make Up 2019 Calendar

New Calendar Features Photos Taken by Indigenous Youth

DULUTH, Minn.-The American Indian Community Housing Organization or AICHO is releasing their 2019 calendar, with creations from some unlikely artists. Much of the calendar is made up of photos taken by kids from “In Progress,” a program for indigenous youth from the Twin Cities. Over the last year, the children were given access to high end cameras and took pictures…

Community Asked How 4th Street Indigenous Market Be Developed

AICHO Holds Open House at Old 4th Street Market

DULUTH, Minn.- The American Indian Community housing organization or AICHO invited the community to the site of the future indigenous food market for an Open House on Saturday. Attendees got to see an anishinaabe blessing, check out local indigenous vendors, and share feedback on what they would like to see happen with the old 4th Street Market. For decades the…

AICHO Holds Native American Cultural Training

It's made possible through a grant by the Office on Violence Against Women and was put on at the American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO).

DULUTH, Minn. – Police officers and service providers got a chance to learn about cultural differences in the American Indian community and that might help them respond more effectively to incidents of domestic and sexual violence there. The training aimed to help them better understand survivors of violence. Members of law enforcement, social workers and community agencies participated in the…

AICHO Preps New Rooftop Garden

A solar rooftop garden unveiling is scheduled for June 2.

DULUTH, Minn. – The rooftop of the American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) will soon be filled with a new garden. AICHO staff and Leadership Duluth team members were working earlier today to construct about 25 garden beds. Once complete there will be programs on gardening and seed saving so AICHO tenants can learn where their foods come from. This…

Art Exhibit Honoring Women of Color

The exhibit will host nearly 31 local artists.

DULUTH, Minn. – The first art exhibit honoring women of color in Duluth Minnesota is opening this month. The American Indian Housing Community Organization is hosting 31 artists who identify as women of color. Officials say this is the first ever exhibit in Duluth celebrating women of color. “This hasn’t been done before,” arts & cultural program coordinator Miora Villiard…

AICHO Works to Rebuild Rooftop Garden

Leadership Duluth Asks Community to Sponsor AICHO Garden Beds

DULUTH, Minn. – The American Indian Community Housing Organization is growing its rooftop garden and is seeking donors. The garden was removed last year as roof work was completed. Now, as AICHO looks to move it back, it’s also expanding. AICHO is focused on helping Native women with social issues impacting them such as domestic violence, housing, advocacy and cultural…