Itasca Community College has a very active American Indian student organization called the O-Gitch-I-Dah Club. O-Gitch-I-Dah is an Ojibwe word which means "heroes" or "people who we depend upon to protect us." This group strives to provide peer support and promote activities to increase the understanding of American Indian culture and heritage. The O-Gitch-I-Dah Club is open to all interested persons.
Below: The O Gitch I Dah entry for an International Dialogue contest on youth engagement.
The group meets weekly and plans and coordinates a variety of activities including: the annual pow-wow in spring.
Other community activities include: raising funds to help the homeless, get out the vote drives, and assembling care packages for soldiers in Iraq. If you would like to become a member of O-Gitch-I-Dah, please call advisor Harold Annette at 218-322-2353/ firstname.lastname@example.org