AMERICAN INDIAN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

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OFFICE

St. Francis High School 
3325 Bridge Street NW
St. Francis, MN 55070

CONTACT US

indianeducation@isd15.org

Haley Dagle
American Indian Equity Coordinator
763-213-1575
haley.dagle@isd15.org

Lisa Cicha
American Indian Education Liaison
763-213-1609
lisa.cicha@isd15.org

FORM 506

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. 

Any child who meets the following definition may be counted for this purpose.
Definition: Indian means any individual who is
1) a member of an Indian tribe or band
2) a descendent in the first or second degree (parent or grandparent) of a member of an Indian tribe or band
3) considered by the United States Secretary of the Interior to be an Indian for any purpose
4) an Eskimo or Aleut or other Alaska native
5) a member of an organized Indian group that received a grant under the Indian education act of 1988.

If your child meets any of the above definition please complete the Title VI ED 506 Indian Student Eligibility Certification Form.

AMERICAN INDIAN EDUCATION PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (AIEPAC)

The AIEPAC serves in an advisory role to St. Francis Area Schools 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.

Meetings will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. in room E210 at St. Francis High School with the option of Google Meet. 

2023-24 School Year Meeting Dates

  • October 22, 2023

  • January 21, 2024

  • March 10, 2024: From 1-2:30pm in the SFHS lunch room

  • April 23, 2024: From 4:30-6:00pm

Meeting invitations have gone out to all known AIE parent email addresses. Other people wishing to attend can request an invitation by sending an email to indianeducation@isd15.org

Agenda Topics
Email agenda topics to indianeducation@isd15.org at least five days prior to the meeting.

AIEPAC Bylaws

Meeting Minutes

MDE American Indian Parent Advisory Committee Training 101

MDE American Indian Parent Advisory Committee Training 102

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NA Heritage Month

The American Indian Education elementary students had the opportunity to participate in a field trip with Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve (CCESR) about animals. Students explored nature, looked at animal tracks, and learned how to identify and classify animals. Students Wyatt Kauppi and Sabrina Van Denburgh participated in a summer internship with CCESR. They worked with Elders to research Dakota and Ojibwe plant names and uses and created a trail guide, and a free trail-library. You can view their contributions to the ecology trail at an unveiling in the spring! More information to come.

Events

Join us for these fun activities!

  • September 17th, 2023- Welcome Back Event 3-6pm

  • November 5th, 2023- Shawl Workshop 2-6pm

  • December 3rd, 2023- Round Dance 3-6pm

  • January 7th, 2024- Snowsnake Workshop 3-6pm

  • January 21st, 2024- Crafting Workshop 4:30-6pm

  • February 25th, 2024- Storytelling Event 3:00-6pm

  • March 10th, 2024- Native Games 3-6pm

  • May 19th, 2024- Picnic and Grad Celebration 3-6pm

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.

Opportunities

Check out this app that has a map of places around the area offering free meals for kids during the summer! Hunger Impact Partners

Minneapolis Institute of Art- Reimagining Native/American Art Gallery November 11, 2023-May 27, 2024. Galleries 301-304. Free!

AIE Parent named Education Minnesota's 2023-24 ESP of the Year!

Darci Brown has been named the Education Minnesota's 2023-24 Education Support Professional (ESP) of the year! Read more about it below:

St. Francis bus driver Darci Brown named 2023-24 ESP of the Year

Brown’s bus full of compassion, fun, care for all who ride

Darci Brown