American Indian Education Department
Form 506, which is the Title VI ED 506 Indian Student Eligibility Certification Form, is to be completed by a parent/guardian and returned to the student's school. In order to apply for a formula grant under the Indian Education Program, the school must determine the number of Indian students enrolled.
American Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee (AIEPAC)
Meetings will be held on Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. All meetings will be virtual (Google Meet and dial-in) until further notice. Invitations have gone out to all known AIE parent email addresses. Others can request an invitation by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020-21 School Year Meeting Dates
October 27, 2020
November 24, 2020
December 22, 2020 (may cancel, due to holiday)
January 26, 2021
February 23, 2021
March 23, 2021
April 27, 2021
May 25, 2021
The AIEPAC serves in an advisory role to the school district to ensure that the educational and cultural needs of American Indian students are being met. High school American Indian students, parents, guardians, grandparents, foster parents, school staff, and community members interested in supporting American Indian Education are encouraged to attend; your input is very important.
Meeting Participation Options
Google Meet Conference
An invitation will be sent out via email. Please RSVP by accepting the meeting invitation. Contact email@example.com if you are unsure as whether or not your email address is on the list.
Call-in to Google Meet
If you prefer to join the meeting by, see “Join by Phone” in the Google Meet invitation.
The meeting will be in St. Francis High School Saints Room D125. Social distancing and face covering rules apply. Please contact the AIEPAC chair or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have health concerns.
- RSVP: via the Google Meet invitation, if possible, AND send an email to email@example.com to indicate you are attending .
- Include number of children/youth who will be dropped off at the cultural activity room SFHS D124-Biology.
- Limited Capacity: Saints Room (23-person max), D124-Biology (8-person max)
- Parking: Use lot on east side of the building (near softball fields and tennis court), enter through Door 35 (the door will be unlocked at 5:30 p.m. possibly 5-10 minutes prior)
- Restrooms: To simplify sanitation requirements, please use only the restrooms across the hall from D124.
Email agenda topics to firstname.lastname@example.org at least five days prior to the meeting.
Native Skywatchers Program
New Project...Two-Eyed Seeing:
D(L)akota Astronomy & NASA Moon 2 Mars
Live (virtual) event, Friday, November 13, 10:00-11:00 a.m. cst, bringing together Indigenous Astronomy and NASA- Moon to Mars & STEM on Station in a way that will engage K-12 learners and everyone! | More | Register
Two-Spirit or Native LGBTQIA+
Friends from the Dakota Child & Family Clinic invite Native youth ages 13-18 from across Minnesota to join a virtual discussion to share what you need to feel supported as a young Two-Spirit or Native LGBTQIA+ community member or friend.
Monday, November 2, 2020
Meetings will continue on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
5:00-6:30 pm CST | ZOOM Video Call
To RSVP or learn more contact:
Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day
People were invite to submit a photo showing how they honored National Indigenous Peoples Day and/or International Indigenous Games Day, at home or in the community.
Below are the submissions.
Minnesota Historical Society
The Minnesota Historical Society has abundant opportunities for to delve into American Indian culture and history. Below are a few examples of what you can find through the MNHS website MNHS.ORG.
LEARN WITH NORTHERN LIGHTS
Great news for kids, parents, teachers, and history lovers! Our award-winning Northern Lights Interactive eBook is now accessible for free to all throughout the 2019-20 school year. The only comprehensive digital curriculum for Minnesota Studies used in schools across the state, the Interactive eBook explores the diverse history of our state through stories, videos, audio narration, and more to engage children and anyone curious about Minnesota history.
DISCOVER NATIVE AMERICAN ARTISTS
Watch short videos featuring artists from the MNHS Native American Artists-in-Residence Program. NAAIR artists, who work in traditional art forms such as birch bark, beadwork, and basket weaving, share how their residencies have advanced their understanding of their art.