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4-Directions Development works to create an environment that will successfully attract, develop and support entrepreneurial, social and community development by providing education, technical assistance, financing and facilities to Red Lake Band members.

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I want to start

a business

I have a business.

How do I make it grow?

I'm seeking information

on financing

4-Directions

Development is seeking:

Upcoming Workshops, Classes and Events

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  • Tasty Tuesdays Workshop Series - Eat Smart, Live Strong (For Elders)
    Tasty Tuesdays Workshop Series - Eat Smart, Live Strong (For Elders)
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Jul 23
    Location is TBD
    Jul 23, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Jul 23, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    4-WEEK WORKSHOP SERIES: Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m. / July 16, 23, 30 & August 6 You will learn new cooking skills and be provided with a wide variety of information and resources for you and your family.
  • Webinar Wednesdays - Credit Repair: Part 2
    Webinar Wednesdays - Credit Repair: Part 2
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jul 24
    Webinar via Zoom
    Jul 24, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
    Webinar via Zoom
    Jul 24, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
    Webinar via Zoom
    Zoom link will be provided upon registration.
  • Ashange Farmers Market 2024 Schedule
    Ashange Farmers Market 2024 Schedule
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jul 25
    Rotated between the 4 communities.
    Jul 25, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Rotated between the 4 communities.
    Jul 25, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Rotated between the 4 communities.
    The farmers market sells locally grown and gathered fruit and vegetables, and locally added value food products. Harvesting starts in July; and fresh picked daily until September each year.
  • 3rd Annual Anishinaabe Art Festival
    3rd Annual Anishinaabe Art Festival
    Fri, Jul 26
    Bemidji State University - Hobson Union
    Jul 26, 2024, 11:00 AM – Jul 27, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Bemidji State University - Hobson Union, 1500 Birchmont Dr NE, Bemidji, MN 56601, USA
    Jul 26, 2024, 11:00 AM – Jul 27, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Bemidji State University - Hobson Union, 1500 Birchmont Dr NE, Bemidji, MN 56601, USA
    The Festival celebrates the richness of Anishinaabe history, the culture, and the people. We invite you to join us, meet and support our artists, enjoy traditional foods, and much more!
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$6,313,809

circulated into the communtiy

116

hours of training

provided

71

community members trained

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Growing the Economy Together

To help indigenous entrepreneurs and support our core programs – Business Coaching, Gitigaanike Foods Initiative, Arts Initiative, and Adaawe-wigamig Business Incubator –

WE PROVIDE FOUR MAIN SERVICES

FOR THE COMMUNITY:

1) Education, 2) Technical Assistance, 3) Financial Services, and 4) Commercial Space/Facilities.

(Data shown is for the year 2021)

SUCCESS STORIES

Cheryl Thomas

C’s Daycare is advancing by leaps and bounds.  One of the local entrepreneurs assisted by 4-Directions Development (4DD), Cheryl Thomas has been shaping herself into a highly educated childcare provider with a diverse menu of services and opportunities. Cheryl along with her husband Greg started C’s Daycare in July of 2014.  Ever since then she has been working through the struggles of a small business on the Reservation but has never given up. 

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Anishinaabe Art Festival
July 26-27, 2024

NEWS

Together with a talented group of artists and an enthusiastic community - "we did it!" The Anishinaabe Art Festival has been a rousing success since it began in 2022! We are excited to build on that success with our upcoming 3rd annual Festival and to continue highlighting the beauty, strength, and pride of our indigenous culture. Welcome – we look forward to seeing you!

“I had an amazing experience working with Asha.  She provided me with amazing support throughout the entirety of class, and prior to starting class through one-on-ones that were very specific to my business, and advice that I couldn't have gotten anywhere else."

– Kyle Little, 6-23-24

"Finally, a dedication to the traditional and contemporary art and culture of our Indigenous brothers and sisters under one roof."

– Guest at 2022 Anishinaabe Arts Festival

Our Current and Past Supporters