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.
Entrepreneur Services: 4-Directions Development (4DD), formerly known as the Red Lake Nation Entrepreneur Program, is a new 501c3 Non-Profit serving the Red Lake Nation. 4DD continues to provide business development services. Read more
Gitigaanike Foods Initiative: Chairman Seki held community meetings in 2015 where community members requested access to local healthier foods. 4DD saw this demand as an opportunity to help develop agricultural industry as part of the local economy. In 2016, 4DD began the development of the Red Lake Local Foods Initiative, now called Gitigaanike Foods Initiative. This initiative focuses on the development of food producers to help revitalize Red Lake Nation's food sovereignty. Read more
Ogichidaag Arts Initiative: During earlier developments of the Red Lake Entrepreneur Program, it became clear that a majority of the entrepreneurs were artists who used their craft to supplement their income. Therefore, the Ogichidaag Arts Initiative was created to expand their professional skillset to reach new markets.
Adaawe-wigamig Business Center: Through the community's search for commercial space, the Red Lake Nation established a goal to create a business incubator. 4DD obtained approval to renovate the Old College Building into a business incubator. The incubator is now called the Adaawe-wigamig Business Center (ABC). The ABC currently houses 4DD offices, CRI office, a newly developed commercial kitchen, meeting space. Coming soon is a new salon, thrift store, art maker space and an art gallery. Space is still available for other entrepreneurial endeavors.
4-Directions Development is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before. We work on many exciting projects to help improve the lives of others, and are very proud of the progress we continue to make. Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change.
Bob, a community member of the Red Lake Nation, makes salsa with the vegetables from the Gitigaanike garden.
Rachel, a well-known artist who specializes in a variety of crafts from cradle boards to dream catchers, sells her products at one of 4DD's art sales.
"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children." -Chief Seattle
(Events will continuously be updated, continue to check back)
Cooking Fundamentals - Every Wednesday evening beginning February 5, 2020, 5pm - 7pm at the Adaawe-wigamig Business Center. Click here to see flier for details
"Earn as You Learn" Info Meeting - 4DD will be hosting several community meetings to discuss a new opportunity to earn up to $15 on your path to being a future Food Producing Farm. Click here for details
Business Boot Camp - February 10th & 11th from 10am - 4:30pm, 4DD will be hosting a two (2) day Business Boot Camp class at the Adaawe-wigamig Business Center. Click here for details
Wellness Warriors Challenge - Beginning Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - May 19, 2020, weigh-ins will start and be held bi-weekly. Click here here for details
NDN Entrepreneur Classes - The 8-week Entrepreneur Class begins February 27th. Click here for details
Credit Repair on the "Res" - Friday, February 21, 2020, GP Anderson will be presenting on Credit Repair from an automotive perspective at the Adaawe-wigamig Business Center. Click here for details
Healthier Lunches - Healthy Lunches will be offered throughout the month of March. Click here for details.
Cooking Fundamentals - Cooking classes continue throughout the month of March
NDN Entrepreneur Classes - The 8-week Entrepreneur Class continue throughout March
Credit Repair pt. 2 - Mark your calendars! On Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 from 9am - 12pm at the Adaawe-wigamig Business Center, the 2nd part of the Credit Repair (four total) will be held. Details coming soon!
Cooking Fundamentals - Cooking classes continue throughout the month of April
NDN Entrepreneur Classes - The 8-week Entrepreneur Class ends April 16th.
Mother's Day Sale - Mark your calendars! On Friday, May 8th, 2020, 4DD will be hosting a Mother's Day Sale with items created by local Artisans. Details coming soon!