The Office of Indian Education works to strengthen and promote positive experiences and educational outcomes for American Indian students statewide.
We work to accomplish this mission by:
- Building meaningful relationships
- Engaging in timely and courageous conversations
- Providing education and professional development
- Proposing and supporting policies
- Efficiently providing guidance and resources to districts and stakeholders
- Actualizing the Ten Minnesota Commitments to Equity
- Language, culture, and the significant and complex history of Indigenous peoples
- The input of Minnesota's tribal nations and communities
- The perspective of parents and students
- The gifts and unique cultural needs of American Indian students
- Effective and innovative programming options
American Indian students will reach their full potential within their school communities through meaningful, equitable, and targeted educational experiences that affirms and values their unique cultural identities.
Title VI ED 506 Indian Student Eligibility Certification Form - 6/25/18
U.S. Department of Education form
American Indian Student Count Appeal Process - 5/1/18
Indian Education Curriculum
American Indian Values Curriculum
American Indian Sovereignty Curriculum
Gaming, treaties, land, nation inside a nation, taxation laws.
American Indian Oral Traditions Curriculum
Humor, truth, Dakota, Anishinabe.
American Indian Music and Dance Curriculum
Drums, flute, stories, lullabies.
American Indian Leadership Curriculum
Warriors, consensus, elders.
American Indian Harmony and Balance Curriculum
Social issues, environmental issues, respect, conservation.
American Indian Family Life Curriculum
Survival, spirituality, effects of government policies, education.
American Indian Contributions Curriculum
Holistic medicine, education, music, ecology.
American Indian Art Curriculum
Petroglyphs, pictographs, lithographs, silkscreen prints.