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…

3 August 2016

AIOIC recognized for its work

American Indian OIC (AIOIC) was recently recognized by the First Nations Development Institute, the Kresge Foundation, and the National Urban Indian Family Coalition for its work helping Native Americans living in urban areas attain meaningful employment. The group partnered with AIOIC to help more individuals of Native descent break into technology careers. According to the Minnesota   Read more…

9 May 2016

Josh’s Success Story

Josh completed the Takoda Institute of Higher Education’s accredited Health Information and Patient Services Specialist occupational training program. Grants and scholarships fully covered his tuition, books, and fees. He was also provided with free job search support as he worked to enter his field of study. Here Josh shares an update on his life since   Read more…

25 April 2016

Celebrate Founder’s Day at AIOIC on May 19th

Register Online for Free and be Entered into our Door Prize Contest! Career and Resource Fair, Lunch, and Prizes! Free parking! 12-PM-3PM Featuring: -Our accreddited career programs -ABE -Employment Services -Takoda Prep High School -Career Fair with local employers and career training -Resource Fair with agents from a variety of agencies

11 April 2016

Takoda Prep Student Amongst 6 Honored with “Beat the Odds” Scholarship

Text Taken from the Star Tribune article “6 Twin Cities students honored with “Beat the Odds” Scholarship” by James Walsh. It’s telling, really, when young people who have struggled through poverty and hardship for most of their lives look to turn their lives over to helping others. For Shamaria Jordan and Christopher Oquist, two of   Read more…

22 March 2016

The K-12 system didn’t fail the American Indians.

The K-12 system didn’t fail the American Indians. Its methods have followed its own design to the letter… Formalized education in the United States was not designed to empower us. It was designed to pacify us, while it extinguished our culture. The relationship between the American Indian people and formalized education within this nation is   Read more…

American Indian Leaders Testify for Legislative Group on Economic Disparities

“We’re not here looking for you to save us. We’re looking for you to collaborate with us as we continue to work towards empowering our own.” AIOIC president Joe Hobot and Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center executive director Patina Park testify in front of legislators on the disparities that affect the American Indian community.  

11 March 2016

ABE Program Featured on MPR

Excerpts and images from Minnesota Public Radio. Brandt Williams, Reporting Caroline Yang, Photographs High school dropouts try to get back in the game For many, GED certificates are the ticket into the workforce or higher education that they didn’t punch in high school. …Minnesota ranks near the bottom of states when it comes to the   Read more…