American Indian Ministry

This ministry operates out of the Parish of Saint Gichitwaa Kateri. The American Indian Ministry serves the South-Central Minneapolis community through its presence, providing direct support to an estimated 2,500 children, adults, and elderly persons on an annual basis within American Indian Catholic families. Their Sunday worshipping community serves around 75 individuals on average. They pay special attention to the needs and concerns in the Indian Community in the Archdiocese, attempting to bring partners together to address the most critical issues.    

Programs/Events Include:

  • The Miigeweyon Hearse Project
  • American Indian Cultural Programs
    • Pipe Ceremonies, Memorial of the Dead, Indian Drum and Dance, Naming Ceremonies
  • Regional Kateri Conference
  • Funeral Food Shelf
  • Indian Christmas Program
  • Sacramental Support
  • Cultural Camps
  • Tix for Tots
  • Sobriety Feast, honoring years of sobriety
  • Quilting and Sewing Program

2018 CSAF Goal Amount: $200,000


For most ministries, CSAF funds only part of their annual budget. Some ministries have other sources of funds, such as participant fees and direct donor gifts for some of their programs.