In order to highlight pockets of excellence across the country, the NNED selects a partner organization to highlight once a month. American Indian Resource Center, Inc., has been selected as the Partner of the Month for November in celebration of Native American Heritage Month.
The American Indian Resource Center, Inc. is non-profit corporation with the state of Oklahoma with all members of the Board of Directors being American Indian. The mission of the American Indian Resource Center, Inc. is to develop culturally appropriate resources to meet the needs of American Indian communities. AIRC provides professional expertise to and on behalf of American Indian tribes, organizations, and schools, and other interested agencies in the following areas:
- Training and technical assistance in the areas of education, health, and social services
- Program development and evaluation
- Management analysis and assistance
- Experimental, historical, and survey research
- Video production
- Curriculum development
The programs and services that are currently offered:
- Four Directions – To provide an overall comprehensive approach to Career and College readiness for American Indians 5th-8th grade living in Cherokee County, Oklahoma within the Cherokee Nation Tribal Jurisdictional Area.
- NETSTAR – Native Educated Teacher Successfully Taught Academic Rigor are five education personnel training programs. Four were funded by the Office of Indian Education and one was funded by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. Approximately 117 Indian students have graduated with a Bachelor, Master, or Doctorate degree from these programs.
- Educational Talent Search – This program is currently in its 23rd year of service to students in 10 schools across northeastern Oklahoma. The program is funded to serve 737 junior and senior high school students.
Learn more about the American Indian Resource Center, Inc., and their vision that all American Indians have access to culturally appropriate resources for their needs.
View a list of previous NNED Partners of the Month.