INDIANA OATH KEEPERS STATEMENT January 25, 2021
Indiana Oath Keepers (IOK) expresses our sincere graitude to those who have shown their support
in light of the ongoing false media reports regarding our organization. Many have wondered why we
have not publicly responded and our answer is quite simple; IOK is a 100% volunteer organization
comprised of individuals who work full time jobs, have families and still make time to support their
local communities. IOK members were shocked to hear untruths regarding our organization being
reported as facts and needed to take some time to step back and assess the situation before making
Indiana Oath Keepers does not and has never sponsored, planned or funded any activities that involve
riots, violence or unlawful actions. No IOK members were sent to Washington DC on January 6th nor
did IOK leadership ask for volunteers to travel to Washington DC. IOK encourages the rule of law by
supporting law enforcement and emergency response personnel in the lawful exercise of their duties.
The individual arrested in Columbus, Indiana and was wearing an Oath Keepers (not Indiana Oath
Keepers) hat in the US Capitol building on January 6th is NOT a member of Indiana Oath Keepers.
IOK leadership vets prospective members to the best of our ability and does not accept into
membership any felon or any person who advocates, or has been or is a member, or associated
with, any organization, formal or informal, that advocates the overthrow of the government of the
United States or the violation of the Constitution thereof. No person who advocates, or has been or
is a member, or associated with, any organization, formal or informal, that advocates discrimination,
violence, or hatred toward any person based upon their race, nationality, creed, or color, shall be
entitled to be a member of IOK. IOK is NOT a militia. IOK is NOT anti-government. IOK is NOT a
white-supremacist group. IOK expressly rejects racism in any form.
Indiana Oath Keepers is a grassroots charitable organization whose members include Americans from
many backgrounds including veterans, military, law enforcement, fire fighters and first responders, as
well as citizens who took an oath to the Constitution of the United States of America.
IOK was created to provide education on the Constitution, and to increase the stability and resiliency
of our communities by teaching a wide variety of skillsets. Most of these classes we offer to the public
free of charge.
• Food Preservation and Long Term Food Storage
• Family Emergency Plans
• Water Purification (particularly useful after a tornado has leveled a small town)
• Emergency Shelters for extreme cold, and extremely hot weather
• Ham Radio Communications (for when your cell towers have been downed)
• Making your own electricity, via a variety of methods
• Basic First Aid, Stop the Bleed
• Plant Identification and Medicinal Herb-lore
• Foraging for edible foods in the particular climates that we have in Indiana
• And perhaps most importantly, Education about the Constitution.
The dedication of our Indiana Oath Keepers members to serve their communities has enabled IOK to:
• Sponsor World War 2 and Korean War veterans on Honor Flights to Washington DC
• Send personnel to assist in disaster relief after hurricanes
• Donate training aids and tourniquets to law enforcement personnel
• Protect a military recruiting office in Fort Wayne, IN that was vulnerable to threats after the
Chattanooga, TN shooting
• Distribute pocket US Constitutions to the public at no cost
• Stand in flag lines to honor the service of fallen police officers and fire fighters who lost their lives in
the line of duty, and in many cases present steel plasma cut memorials to the families these officers.
IOK members appreciate the charitable gifts we receive that enable IOK volunteers to continue
to help strengthen our communities through preparedness and support the rule of law under our
US Constitution. IOK invites you to browse our website for an accurate and more comprehensive
understanding of Indiana Oah Keepers