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American Indian Studies

The American Indian Studies program at Itasca is designed for students who have an interest in developing a career or learning more about the indigenous people of North America.  Ojibwe, the language of the Anishinaabe people, is taught at four different levels. Study also includes the areas of American Indian history, culture, traditions, customs, art, and current events. Students may choose from a two-year course of study or a one-year certificate. The ICC American Indian Studies Program has transfer articulation agreements in place with The College of St. Scholastica-Duluth and The University of Minnesota Duluth.  For more details on the programs, please refer to the program planners.

Official Program Planners
American Indian Studies, AA Degree
American Indian Studies, Certificate

American Indian Studies Gainful Employment Information



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The ICC Multicultural Student Affairs office supports activities to improve the retention of students of color and sustain a campus environment that promotes racial tolerance. The ICC American Indian student organization, O-Gitch-I-Dah Club and the ICC Minority Student Club offer opportunities for the on-campus club participation and leadership skill development. In addition to sponsoring scholarships and other advisement related duties, these clubs also have sponsored the following activities:

  • Activities that honor and recognize November as Native American Heritage Month featuring nationally known speakers and performing artists
  • American Indian Student Academic Awards Dinner, recognizing those students who are making outstanding academic progress
  • Indian Fry Bread Taco Day
  • Annual ICC pow-wow, featuring drummers and dancers from the Bug O Nay Ge Shig "Silver Eagle" Drum and Dance group as well as members from the local community

Below: O-Gitch-I-Dah contest entry for International Dialogue on youth engagement