“Takoda” means “all are welcome” in the Lakota Language. Although, as a division of the American Indian OIC, we strive to help the American Indian community and incorporate Indigenous values into our programs, everyone is welcome in this building regardless of race, creed, age, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation. In 2018, in order to more clearly convey the connection between all of our programs to our participants, the Takoda Institute combined with the Adult Basic Education and Workforce Development programs under the singular banner of “Takoda”. We believe that this will help everyone who comes into our door understand what we can do for them and that they are welcome.
The Adult Basic Education program specializes in working with people of all ages, and all types of learning styles - including those who have not been in a classroom for a long time. We understand how demanding life can be, which is why our program provides students a unique opportunity to create their own schedules as they work toward their General Education Diploma (GED).
Takoda Simplifies GED Prep
We want to make sure you succeed. Therefore we offer:
- Flexible hours
- Onsite proctored testing
- One-on-one tutoring
- Small class size environment
- 5:1 student to tutor ratio
- Tutors specialize in different subject areas
Takoda GED is more than just test preparation
When you enroll at Takoda, you’ll also have access to:
- College prep
- Career services
- Life skills
- Transfer directly to Takoda Institute of Higher Education
- Walk-in enrollment is available on any weekday
- Bring your Social Security card and a government issued ID to begin enrollment
1819 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN 56601 (Northwest Indian Community Development Center)
Programs & Services
Some basic skills are required to find or keep a job.
We’ll work with you to define what you need and provide you with services that meet your individual goals, services including: