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. 

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 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in room E210 at St. Francis High School with the option of Google Meet. 

2022-23 School Year Meeting Dates

  • September 20

  • October 18

  • November 15

  • December 20

  • January 17

  • February 21

  • March 21

  • April 18

  • May 16

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

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On March 3,  American Indian Education students in grades 6-12 had the opportunity to participate in a field trip to Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve in East Bethel facilitated by the St. Francis Area Schools American Indian Education Program. Students explored nature, looked at animal tracks and learned about winter adaptations for animals. Indigenous storyteller, Marsha Van Denburgh, also shared some winter stories.

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American Indian Education 2021 activities
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Opportunities

Denise Lajimodiere

MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS: A CONVERSATION WITH DENISE LAJIMODIERE

Video Available via Minnesota Historical Society Facebook Page

Join elder, educator, author, and artist, Denise Lajimodiere (Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe) and curator Benjamin Gessner in a conversation about revitalizing cultural arts and transferring knowledge to a new generation of makers. Lajimodiere is skilled in Mazinibakajige, the Ojibwe art of birch bark biting. Hear about this unique art form and the work Lajimodiere did during her Native American Artist-in-Residency with MNHS. View this video to learn more about birch bark biting with Denise Lajimodiere. 

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 E-BOOK

The award-winning Northern Lights Interactive eBook is accessible for kids, parents, teachers, and history lovers! 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.

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