Anishinabe Legal Services needs a new home

New Building for Main Office Location @ Leech Lake
Accessible, Safe, and Accommodating for Clients & Staff
Anishinabe Legal Services (ALS)—the only free civil legal services provider in Minnesota directly serving low income residents of the northern Anishinabe reservations!  ALS is the first ever Indian Legal Services organization in the country established over 50 years ago!
Board of directors and staff have worked together to identify program’s needs for new officing.  The best option is a brand new, built to suit, manufactured unit with specifications for accessibility and client privacy.
The Overall Budget:
At the present time, we have the following budget which shows an option if the program were to choose a new lot for the new building.  There’s a potential for salvage value of the current location which would save time and relocation efforts if a new lot was secured as staff could continue to work at the current office until move in date. The budget does encompass building, foundation, permitting/fees, and relocation costs such as new furniture, etc.  
ALS Board of directors has dedicated $60,000 to start the building fund!

a) Re-Use Current Lot + New Building  3,500 SF Building  $493,500
b) Purchase Land + New Building  3,500 SF Building  $498,500
Your help is greatly appreciated!
We invite you to request a budget above and select a category that you wish to support if desired.  Donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated!
You may visit with any of ALS’s staff or board of directors for further information.  Chari LaDuke-Clark has been the primary information gatherer during this process and is more than happy to answer any additional inquiries.  To schedule a meeting please call: 218-335-2223 x 102 or email: claduke-[email redacted]. 

(thank you!)

All donations received will be used in accordance with the Legal Services Corporation Act.


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  • Katie Nelson 
    • $200 
    • 7 mos
  • Ann Rambrant 
    • $10 
    • 7 mos
  • Lynn Wessel 
    • $50 
    • 14 mos
  • Tom Hipkins 
    • $100 
    • 14 mos
  • Janice Mason 
    • $50 
    • 15 mos
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Fundraising team (4)

Chari LeighAnne 
Raised $440 from 6 donations
Cass Lake, MN
Anishinabe Legal Service Inc 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
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Cody Nelson 
Team member
Rita Holler 
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Valerie Field 
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