News & Events

AICRC is teaming up with the Raiders!

Football season is almost here!
Support your Oakland Raiders and help the American Indian Child Resource Center at the same time!
AICRC and Oakland Raiders are teaming up again this year to offer discounted tickets to AICRC supporters.  For each ticket sold $20.00 goes to AICRC programs to support the success of Native youth. 
We have great seats but a limited amount of tickets for t…

AICRC Scholarship Fund awards $3,000.00 to Native students in Oakland

 This year AICRC sought out to raise funds in hopes of offering a scholarship for Native students who have a connection to the Indian Education Center. Headed by after school academic tutor, Acacia Woods-Chan, the idea of a scholarship was spurned by the larger than usual numbers of upperclassmen looking for higher education resources.      Miss Woods Chan began seeking   out donations to…

Thank You For Supporting Our Graduates!

Each year the Oakland Indian Education Center hosts a graduate recognition night to bring together the Native community and acknowledge the efforts and accomplishments of youth in our programs who succeed despite the challenges and obstacles they face daily.  Drawing on cultural traditions, we honor each graduating or completing youth with a hand selected Pendleton Blanket.

Anticipating a…

Native Youth at Bay Area Media Festival

 

Projects created in the Oakland Indian Education Center’s  media arts classes will be featured at this years Bay Area Youth Media Network Festival!

Students in our after school  our media arts classes have explored media literacy, looked at representation in advertising, and learned graphic design and film making through our Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) program.  In addition to…

Native American Heritage Night with the SF Giants

 

Great community event for the whole family.  Tickets are only $25.00 each!  Contact Manny Lieras  for more information. (510) 208-1870 x 310 or…

Recognizing Oakland’s Graduating Native Youth

Native American students in Oakland have one of the highest high school dropout rates of any ethnic group.  The 63.6% graduation rate for Native student is among the lowest of   Oakland Unified School District’s already low graduation rates.    Further   intensifying the issue, these numbers don’t even include the numerous youth who drop out before high school or ar…

Culture Matters

From boarding schools and forced removal from traditional homes, Native youth have often been the targets of forced change and cultural assimilation. Throughout the difficult history of Native America,   many children lost touch with their traditions due to removal from their cultural backgrounds.  Even 30 years ago over 90% of Native children removed from their homes were placed into…

Traditional Foods Demonstration

The Oakland Indian Education Center is honored to host a traditional foods demonstration at our April parent meeting.  Leading the demonstration will be one of Oakland’s unsung hero awardees, Shirley Guevara, of the Mono tribe, Veteran of the Alcatraz occupation and long time teacher at Hintil Ku Caa Child Development Center.

Acorns are a mainstay of traditional California Indian diets…

Out of School? Not sure what to do? Resources for out of school Native youth.

Out of School? Not sure what to do?  Resources for out of school Native youth.
 Whether you dropped out of school years ago, graduated and still trying to figure out what to do , or are in college, we might be able to help.  AICRC is now offering services for out of school native youth ages 14-20.   Our staff is knowledgeable and connected with a variety of different resources that could…

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