About Us

Welcome to Bii Gii Wiin

Promoting home ownership among Native American households throughout Minnesota

Homebuyer Education

Workshops based from Native American curriculum ‘Pathways Home – An Introduction to Home Buying’ *Meets the National Industry Standards of Homeownership education

Homebuyer Counseling

Providing one-on-one counseling to assist and navigate problems that prevent affordable mortgage financing

Micro Entrepreneur Training

A 12 week training program, with a focus on developing a viable business plan.
Business TA consulting.

Financial Education

Assisting in making informed financial decisions in establishing control in personal and family finances

Financial Coaching

Aid in developing and crafting a personal action plan, managing personal finances, and getting your financial goals on track

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Meet Bii Gii Wiin

Monica Yellow Bird
Monica Yellow Bird

Executive Director

Kim Strand
Kim Strand

Business Advisor

Joe Parkhurst
Joe Parkhurst

Housing & Operations Manager

Andrea Reese
Andrea Reese

Education & Loan Policy Manager

ABOUT Bii Gii Wiin

Bii Gii Wiin means, "Coming Home" in the Ojibwe language.


The mission of Bii Gii Wiin CDLF is to provide Training and access to Capital to promote homeownership, entrepreneurship, and financial capabilities among American Indian families, in addition to individuals throughout the State of Minnesota through the provision of development services and financial products.

  • 1113 E Franklin Avenue
    Suite 200
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
  • Phone: 612-354-2249 Fax: 612-354-7897
  • info@biigiiwiin.org