About us

Our mission:

To provide chemical dependency services to American Indians who are affected by or afflicted with the disease of chemical dependency.

Our programs:

Women’s Program – 30-90 day in-patient treatment with extensions provided if necessary.

Men’s Program – 30-90 day in-patient treatment, with additional days provided if necessary.

Thunderbird-Wren Halfway House – Provides transitional living facilities for men and women at least 16 years of age recovering from chemical dependency.

Our organization:

Mash-Ka-Wisen Residential Treatment Center and Thunderbird-Wren Halfway House are part of the non-profit corporation Minnesota Indian Primary Residential Treatment Center (MIPRTC), governed by a board of directors from Fond-du-lac, Grand Portage, Red Lake, Leech Lake, White Earth, Bois Forte and a representative from the Sioux communities. MIPRTC offers comprehensive services for the treatment of chemical dependency. All facilities are fully licensed, and the Mash-ka-wisen men’s and women’s programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation (CARF).

Our tradition of excellence:

In 1977, Mash-Ka-Wisen became the first treatment facility in the country owned and operated by Native Americans. Since then, we have continued to provide culturally relevant treatment to those suffering from chemical dependency.