10 May 2017

Support System That Carried Two Graduates across the Finish Line

  Each individual who enters the doors of American Indian OIC holds within them a story. Although each of these stories is different – one common thread is constant during students’ time here: the strength of the support system that lies within these walls. This support system is  what keeps students coming back each day,   Read more…

18 April 2017

Family Night at Takoda Prep

Families packed into the one room school house on the evening of Wednesday, March 15th for the quarterly family night at Takoda Prep. The night has always served several purposes: for staff and families to get to know one another, to discuss student progress, and to eat dinner together. However, with the planning and coordination   Read more…

22 February 2017

Takoda May Mulligan Event

TAKODA MAY MULLIGAN GOLF EVENT Monday May 22nd, 2017 Minneapolis Golf Club More Details to Follow! Spring is near—a time for fresh air, new beginnings AND an improved golf game. Forget about every mulligan you took during the last round you played and join us at the Takoda May Mulligan Golf Tournament. In life, a   Read more…

24 January 2017

A New Era Is Now Here – Part I

By: Joe Hobot, ED.D. President and CEO, American Indian OIC 2017 is now upon us, and it is so much more than just the beginning of another calendar year . .. In fact, there is strong evidence to suggest that we have collectively entered into the next phase of a suddenly accelerating period of civic   Read more…

20 September 2016

Making the Invisible Visible; A Policy Blueprint from Urban Indian America

Monday, October 10, 2016 DoubleTree, St. Paul 5:30pm- social hour & networking 6pm- dinner & program American Indian OIC and partners representing the Minneapolis/St. Paul urban Indian community will observe Indigenous People’s Day by hosting the working event, Making the Invisible Visible; A Policy Blueprint from Urban Indian America. From Making the Invisible Visible; A Policy Blueprint   Read more…

15 September 2016

Education Leads to New Career for Takoda Graduate

Cory, a proud member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, knew he needed a change. He was working in a low-paying job that was starting to take a physical toll on his body. He wanted a job that had financial security and opportunities for advancement and one that was less physically straining. With the   Read more…

30 August 2016

Letter to the Minneapolis City Council from the Metropolitan Urban Indian Directors

To the Members of the Minneapolis City Council – This letter has been written on behalf of the Metropolitan Urban Indian Directors Group with full unanimity to achieve the following purposes: 1) To formally announce our collective opposition to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in order to protect our natural fresh water   Read more…

25 August 2016

Governor Dayton Appoints AIOIC President to Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Board

Governor Mark Dayton recently appointed American Indian OIC’s president and CEO, Dr. Joe Hobot, to the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership board. The Minnesota Job Skills Partnership works with businesses and educational institutions to train or retrain workers, expand work opportunities, and keep high-quality jobs in the state. The board is comprised of public, private, and   Read more…

19 August 2016

We Stand with Standing Rock

American Indian OIC stands in solidarity with the Lakota Nation of Standing Rock as they refuse the incursion of the Dakota Access Pipeline from being constructed near vital waterways – including the Missouri River – directly adjacent to their tribal lands and natural water supplies. This pipeline represents a direct and lethal threat to both   Read more…