Native American Center Project


The Native American Center Project in Fargo, North Dakota sits in the heart of downtown. Our committed staff works to enrich the lives of Native American youth and families in the surrounding area by providing educational services, cultural programming and direct support to reduce poverty in the Fargo metropolitan area. We work to preserve cultural traditions with our youth and intergenerational families in a safe and welcoming environment.


To work in partnership with our community to preserve and enhance the diverse culture of Native Americans and to create opportunity to present the accomplishments of an evolving history of Native Americans in the Red River Valley.


Melody Staeber – Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa

Lillian Jones – Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold

Donna Norquay – Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa

Joel LaGarde – White Earth

Donna Grandbois - Turtle Mountan Band of Chippewa

Anita Astran - Cultural Diversity Resources Board of Directors

Abner Arauza - Cultural Diversity Resources Board of Directors

Jaclynn Davis Wallette – Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa


Elverna (Vilas) Bedeau, White Earth Band of Ojibwe Enrollee has been with the CDR/Native American Center Project since September 2008. Elverna Bedeau received Liberal Arts and Science AA degree in 2010 from Minnesota State Community and Technical College. She has lived in the FM area for the last 24 years and loves the community! Elverna currently live with her husband and 3 kids. She is currently Vice-President of Daughters of the Earth and works closely with the Fargo Native American Commission on issues affecting the community and she works closely with the sweatlodge sub committee. She is also part of the Native American Coalition in which all programs meet regularly to network with organizations that are serving Native American clients.

Elverna Bedeau currently works as Cutlural Project Assistant for the Native American Center Project and works with Fargo/Moorhead Indian Education Programs and other Native programs in the area. We collborate to bring acitivities that are intergenerational to the area to keep culture and tradition alive in an urban setting. I also help with tribal resources such as contacting your tribe or tribal enrollments. We are a resource center that is open to serve the urban Native American population and help with job search; free computer use for job search and as a place to socialize or hold events.

Native American Center Project

109 9th Street S.
Fargo, ND 58103
701-365-0832 Main Number
701-365-0834 Fax
1-888-365-0832 toll free
Hours: Monday -Friday 9am-5pm

**Please be aware that the hours of operation will change on October 1, 2012 and you may need to speak with Yoke-Sim about this or Clinton Alexander/interim program Coordinator. Due to funding we are changing hours of operation.

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