The purpose of the Indian Education program is to increase academic achievement, decrease the dropout rate, and to improve the school climate of American Indian students in a culturally appropriate manner. This program addresses five specific goal areas, with a special focus on ensuring that all children are ready for school, all racial and economic achievement gaps between students are closed, and that all students are college and career ready.
- American Indian Literacy Resources
- Cultural Support
- Tribal Language Support
- Tribal History Support
- Cultural Field Trips
- South of the River Powwow
Career & College Readiness
- ACT Prep
- College Visits
- Scholarship Information
- 3rd Grade Math & Literacy
- Reading Coaches
- 504 Plan Support
- Individual Education Plan Support
Indian Education Curriculum:
- American Indian Values Curriculum – 8/24/16
- American Indian Sovereignty Curriculum – 2/25/13
- Gaming, treaties, land, nation inside a nation, taxation laws.
- American Indian Oral Traditions Curriculum – 2/25/13 Humor, truth, Dakota, Anishinabe.
- American Indian Music and Dance Curriculum – 2/25/13 Drums, flute, stories, lullabies.
- American Indian Leadership Curriculum – 2/22/13 Warriors, consensus, elders.
- American Indian Harmony and Balance Curriculum – 2/22/13 Social issues, environmental issues, respect, conservation.
- American Indian Family Life Curriculum – 2/21/13 Survival, spirituality, effects of government policies, education.
- American Indian Contributions Curriculum – 2/21/13 Holistic medicine, education, music, ecology.
- American Indian Art Curriculum – 2/20/13 Petroglyphs, pictographs, lithographs, silkscreen prints.
- How to Tell the Difference (A Guide to Evaluating Children’s Books for Anti-Indian Bias)
American Indian College Scholarships
- Tiwahe Foundation
- Ethel Curry American Indian Leadership Scholarship Application
- University of MN-Morris American Indian Tuition Waiver
- American Indian College Fund
- American Indian Education Foundation
- Catching the Dream
- Cobell Education Scholarship
- Indian Health Services Scholarship
- The Gates Millennium Scholars Program
- Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program (MISP)
Indian Education Forms:
- Indian Education Program Plan
- Title VI Grant
- MN American Indian State Standards
- Bureau of Indian Affairs:
The Bureau of Indian Affairs’ mission is to enhance the quality of life, to promote economic opportunity, and to carry out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.
Indian Affairs does not conduct genealogical research or maintain a database that you can query in order to find information on your ancestor. Indian Affairs provides a Guide to Tracing Your Indian Ancestry, which provides some general information on the process. Once you’ve determined what tribe you are claiming heritage from contact the tribe, using the Tribal Leaders Directory to locate a phone number and address, to ascertain if you are eligible for enrollment in the tribe. Each tribe establishes their own requirements for enrollment in the tribe. The Bureau of Indian Affairs will issue a Certificate degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) that shows your blood quantum and tribal affiliation. You will want to contact the BIA agency that provides services to the tribe you’re claiming heritage from in order to obtain the CDIB card, that information can be found in the Tribal Leaders Directory. Guide to Tracing Your American Indian Ancestry Certificate Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) Application & Instructions Tribal Leaders Directory
American Indian Parent Committee Meetings 2017-18
The American Indian Parent Committee (AIPC) serves in an advisory role to the Lakeville Area School District to help ensure that American Indian students receive culturally relevant and equitable educational opportunities. The AIPC is critical to the achievement and success of American Indian students statewide. Upcoming meetings:
- Dec. 19, 2017
- Feb. 20, 2018
- April 24, 2018
American Indian Communities in Minnesota
Bois Forte Heritage Center 5344 Lakeshore Drive, PO Box 16 Nett Lake, MN 55772 218-757-3261 or 1-877-528-8519 Fax: 218-757-3312
Top 12 Facts 1720 Big Lake Road Cloquet, MN 55720 800-365-1613
P O Box 428 Grand Portage 55605 218-475-2277
Leech Lake Ojibwe – What We Have Been Gifted 190 Sailstar Drive NW Cass Lake, MN 56633 218-335-8200
Mille Lacs Documentary Mille Lacs Band Government Center 43408 Oodena Drive Onamia, MN 56359 320-532-4181 Fax: 320-532-7505
Who is a Red Lake Ojibwe? Red Lake Nation Headquarters PO Box 550 Red Lake, MN 56671 218-679-3341 or 866-311-9758
The Circle of Life 29872 260th St Naytahwaush, MN 56566 218-983-3285 Fax: 218-983-4299
PO Box 217 Cass Lake, MN 56633 218-335-8581 Fax: 218-335-8496
History of Lower Sioux Agency 39527 Res. Highway 1, P.O. Box 308 Morton, MN 56270 507-697-6185 Fax: 507-697-8617
5636 Sturgeon Lake Road Welch, MN 55089 651-385-2554 or 1-800-554-5473 Fax: 651-385-4180
A Remarkable People: The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community 2330 Sioux Trail NW Prior Lake, MN 55372 email@example.com 952-445-8900
PO Box 147 5722 Travelers Lane Granite Falls, MN 56421 612-564-2360 Fax: 612-564-3264
American Indian Education Resources
Minnesota Humanities Center Minnesota Department of Indian Education Minnesota Indian Affairs Council National Indian Education Association National Johnson O’Malley Association Native Youth Alliance of Minnesota Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings and Standards