American Indian Resource Center currently operates the following programs:
American Indian Professional Education Consortium (AIPEC)
Funded by the Office of Indian Education, U.S. Department of Education, this program is a work payback program that assists American Indian/Alaska Native students in completing their education degree at Northeastern State University.
Cherokee Teens to Adults Program (CTAP)
Funded by the Family and Youth Services Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this program provides evidence based interventions that educate youth and their families in a culturally relevant way about health and sexuality, abstinence, preventing early teen pregnancy, and the importance of cultural connectedness.
Educational Talent Search
Funded by the Office of Post-Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education, this program is funded to serve approximately 750 students in 14 schools throughout northeastern Oklahoma. This program assists students in grades 8-12 in transitioning to high school, graduating high school, and going on to some sort of post-secondary education. Our staff assists low income, first generation students through the maze of college requirements and selection, college application, and financial aid.
Indigenous Driven Education Administration Leadership (IDEAL)
Funded by the Office of Indian Education, U.S. Department of Education, this program is a work payback program that assists American Indian/Alaska Native teachers to obtain their Master’s degree in school administration or alternative certification program for principals.
Little Cherokee Seeds
Funded by the Administration for Native Americans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this program is a language preservation grant that is designed to create fluent Cherokee speakers through cultural and linguistic immersion of Cherokee infants and their mothers.
Native ACE (Accessing Choices in Education)
Funded by the Office of Indian Education, U.S. Department of Education, this program is funded to develop, test, and demonstrate the effectiveness of programming that improves access to educational services for Indian children in Adair County, Oklahoma, enabling parental choice for student achievement.
Sevenstar Experiential Outdoor Learning Center
Nestled in the foothills of the Ozarks on the beautiful Lake Tenkiller, the Sevenstar Experiential Learning Center is 260 acre retreat. The Center includes a banquet kitchen, dining hall, two classrooms, dormitory, private cabins, outdoor classroom arbor, tent pads, outdoor activity field, basketball court, high and low ropes courses, zip line, boat ramp, and swimming and fishing areas.