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Native Voters Meet Hennepin County Candidates

Native Voters Meet Hennepin County Candidates

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With support from the National Urban Indian Family Coalition, AIOIC helped bring together candidates and Native voters for a unique evening of discussion. Voter engagement has been a long-standing issue for the Native community, with Native voter suppression in North Dakota becoming a headline story. Previous candidates have spent little time listening to the concerns

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In the Face of Fear – Winter’s Story

In the Face of Fear – Winter’s Story

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Winter found stability, support, and hope after enrolling at Takoda Works Winter* is a single mother of two young children fighting hard to have a better life. She is a woman looking to do better, be better, have more. She is a recipient of welfare trying to become self-sufficient. Even while her circumstances remain difficult,

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GED Opens Up Countless Opportunities for Breanne

GED Opens Up Countless Opportunities for Breanne

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With the help from tutors at Takoda GED, Breanne attained her GED and a higher paying job with benefits. Breanne, a member of the Red Lake Band of Ojibwe, came to Takoda GED with the goal of a better life for her and her daughter. Prior to earning her GED, Breanne was in a cycle

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Daily Reading Challenge Improves Lexile Scores

Daily Reading Challenge Improves Lexile Scores

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Takoda Prep students start each day by taking time to read, showing an increase in their Lexile scores. For over two school years, students and faculty at Takoda Prep have taken part in a school-wide initiative called Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.). This program was initially put in place to boost students’ interest in reading,

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To an Encampment, Our People Have Come Home

To an Encampment, Our People Have Come Home

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There is an encampment in Minneapolis populated by indigenous people – and it is growing. People who have gathered there are the displaced, the unemployed, the addicted, the battered, and the sexually exploited. They have come home. They have come home to the community that they are now counting on for help, and they have

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We’re Hiring – Employment Counselor (PT)

We’re Hiring – Employment Counselor (PT)

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Employment Counselor- Part Time Takoda Institute of Higher Education, a Division of American Indian OIC 1845 East Franklin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55404 About American Indian OIC and Takoda Institute: AIOIC offers education, training and employment services. Our education services include an onsite contract-alternative high school with the Minneapolis Public School District as well as an

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From Students to Interns in Just a Day

From Students to Interns in Just a Day

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This spring, Takoda hosted a Healthcare Career Fair which brought together students, jobseekers, employers and training providers for a day of networking and learning. Jobseekers from all over the metro area gathered to learn about the potential careers they could have in the healthcare field, while healthcare employers learned about creative recruitment strategies including apprenticeship

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