The Office of Indian Education implements programs and develops technical guidance in accordance with Minnesota state statutes, rules, and policies. Central to this work is Minnesota Statutes, sections 124D.71 to 124D.82 cited as the “American Indian Education Act of 1988”
. The intent of Indian Education is to provide American Indian students with positive educational opportunities, and to assure that 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.
Several statutes apply to the education of American Indian students, including: