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Due to Covid-19, trainings are postponed AS WE CONVERT OUR COURSES INTO VIRTUAL TRAININGS. please continue to check back as we update. Your safety is our priority. If you believe you have been exposed to covid, please click here for more information on how to protect yourself and others.

4-Directions Development

Welcomes You!

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 develop an agriculture 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). ABC currently houses 4DD offices, a newly developed commercial kitchen, meeting space, embroidery and screen print shop. 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.



Daryl Gizhik, 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)

  • Credit Repair ON THE REZ!
    Thursday, March 9, 2023
  • NDN Entrepreneur Classes
    March 16-May 18, 2023
  • Food Is Medicine Workshops - Winter Series
    Now thru April 19
  • CALL FOR ARTISTS! Artist's Christmas Sale
    Calling all New and Returning Artists to participate in our Artist's Christmas Sale (Dec 15 & 16). Please contact Tharen at (218) 368-2400 or
  • CALL FOR ARTISTS! Dagwaagin (Fall) Artists & Crafters Sale
    Calling all New and Returning Artists to participate in our Fall Sale (Nov 17 & 18) Please contact Tharen at (218) 368-2400 or
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest
    • All Ages are Welcome! • 1 Entry / Person • No Entrance Fee • Pumpkins 5" or larger • All pumpkins must be carved the day they are due • TURN PUMPKINS IN FOR JUDGING ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26th • Judging starts at 3 p.m. • Winners announced on October 27th PRIZES! 1st Place: $200 / 2nd Place: $300 / 3rd Place: $50
  • NDN Entrepreneur Training
    Every Thursday for 9 weeks Starting Sept 22 thru Nov 17 / 5:30-8:30 PM
  • My Indigenous Plate
    October 4, 5, 13, 14, 17, 18, 27, 28 / 5 - 6 PM
  • Elders Nutrition Program
    Every Wednesday in October / 2 - 3 PM
  • Eat Together. Eat Better!
    Wednesdays in October / 2 -3 PM
  • Strength Endurance Classes
    Every Friday in October / 11 AM - Noon
  • Grow it. Try it. Like it!
    October 6 and 19 / 11 - 11:30 AM
  • Managing Numbers As a Business Owner
    Tuesday, September 27 / 5:30 PM (CST)
  • Pick Your Own Day
    Wednesday, September 7 / 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Pick Your Own Day
    Tuesday, August 30 / 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 10 Tips To Locally Market Your Small Business
    Monday, June 13 / 3-4:30 PM
  • Mother's Day Craft Sale
    Saturday, May 7, 2022 / 8 AM - 5 PM
  • How To Improve Your Credit Score Virtual Workshop
    Tuesday, May 24 / 3-4:15 PM
  • Customer Service Training Virtual Workshop
    Tuesday, April 19 / 3-4 PM
  • Baby Star Blanket Making Workshop
    Tuesdays and Thursdays in April and May / 4-8 PM
  • Entrepreneurial Training Course - Online Sessions
    First Session: April 11, 2022


February 2020

  • 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


March 2020

  • 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

April 2020

  • 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 CANCELED due to COVID-19 Pandemic

  • NDN Entrepreneur ClassesCANCELED due to COVID-19 Pandemic

May 2020

  • Mother's Day Sale - CANCELED due to COVID-19 Pandemic


December 2020

  • NDN Entrepreneur Virtual Class - First time ever! NDN Entrepreneur Virtual Class! Click here to register

  • Virtual Cooking Classes - Coming Soon!



Physical Address:


(218) 679-4332

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1020, Red Lake, MN 56671

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