Category Archives: News

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…

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

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.  

8 March 2016

An Open Letter to Decision Makers

Leaders of the State of Minnesota: The purpose of this message is to call your immediate attention to the ongoing needs of the American Indian community in Minnesota, as well as to the powerful capabilities that we currently possess. It appears to us that our people have once again been forgotten, or relegated to a   Read more…