Minnesota is home to 11 sovereign American Indian nations–seven Ojibwe (Chippewa, Anishinaabe) federally recognized reservations and four Sioux (Dakota) communities. Minneapolis has one of the largest urban American Indian populations, around 1.4%, close to 6,000 people (over 35,000  in the eleven-county Minneapolis-St. Paul metro areas). Franklin Avenue’s American Indian Cultural Corridor is the heart of the community and the place where one can connect with American Indian institutions such as the Minneapolis American Indian Center. Founded in 1975, MAIC provides services otherwise often unavailable for urban American Indians, such as preserving and supporting cultural traditions through art, youth and inter-generational programs that promote healthy lifestyles