Category Archives: News

13 March 2018

Winter Events Recap

As we move into the spring, AIOIC is reflecting on the abundance of community gatherings it has had the honor of hosting. As a student at AIOIC’s Takoda Institute, there is never a shortage of opportunities to engage and meet employers, community leaders, and fellow students. Take a look at just a few of the   Read more…

16 January 2018

The Full Version of Dr. Hobot’s “Resurgence” Report is Now Available

Read the full version of Resurgence or access the executive summary. Resurgence: Restructuring Urban American Indian Education is published in both an executive summary and book format. Resurgence highlights seven incredible alternative, “indigenized” schools within six different urban locations, the findings of which point to a new path forward not only for urban American Indian Education, but for   Read more…

16 November 2017

AIOIC President Publishes National Paper

                                                                 AMERICAN INDIAN OIC FEATURED IN  NATIONAL REPORT ON CLOSING THE URBAN INDIAN ACHIEVEMENT GAP Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 16., 2017– President & CEO of the   Read more…

13 November 2017

Dream Big Event

November 29th, 2017 11:30 AM -3:30 PM 1845 East Franklin Ave, 55404 Join the American Indian OIC and the State of Minnesota for an afternoon of career exploration and cultural engagement. This event will function as a multifaceted community gathering with business owners and state employees facilitating a Q & A panel, and AIOIC Pres.   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…

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…

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…