4 Directions Development

4 Directions Development

Funding Received: 2017
Red Lake, MN
$500,000
Funding Period: 2 years

4 Directions Development will repurpose a former tribal college on the Red Lake reservation in northern Minnesota as a community hub that is home to a performing arts center and creative business incubator. Together, these will provide new economic opportunities for Tribal members, as well as anchor a strategy designed to attract people who do not live on the reservation for shopping, entertainment, and tourism.

The Red Lake reservation is one of few “closed reservations” in the United States often confusing outsiders to believe that the community is not open to non tribal members. Being a closed reservation only means that all lands are owned in a communal tribal trust and not privately owned.