The mission for the annual MAIIADS conference is: “To provide education on alcohol and drug abuse that addresses the total well-being of the American Indian individual, family, and community that is sensitive to cultural healing traditions.” The Institute is a time for professionals from American Indian communities to come together and enhance their knowledge about chemical abuse, to discuss ways to approach the healing of their communities, to learn new techniques, and most importantly, to continue their own healing processes.

For additional information and all forms related to the MAIIADS conference, please click on this link: MAIIADS Registration Page



Join us in celebration of our annual Native American Prevention Program Sharing Conference, offered during the same week as the Minnesota American Indian Institute on Alcohol and Drug Studies Conference (MAIIADS). This conference has been designed to provide both ADULT and YOUTH (ages 8-17 years) participants an opportunity to network and learn about substance abuse prevention. This conference features keynote speakers, age appropriate workshops and events and evening activities. The conference gives participants opportunities to:

  • Learn about prevention programs and strategies that are being implemented with Native American youth.
  • Strengthen a good path of life for youth.
  • Strengthen connections among prevention programs throughout the Native American Nations.

For additional information and all forms related to the NAPPS conference, please click on this link: NAPPS Registration Page


I chose FDLTCC because of its size and the curriculum. When I first came here in 2019, I was just looking for what I needed to volunteer, perhaps in a crisis shelter. I met with Don Jarvinen, and the rest is history.

It is awesome here at the FDLTCC Education Program because it is like a family here, if you need help or are struggling with anything, you have quite a few people who will help you out.

My favorite thing about FDLTCC is the people. I’ve met fantastic students, faculty and staff who go above and beyond what I expected.