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…

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…