Indian Education

The Minnesota Department of Education, Office of Indian Education, provides information, resources, support and oversight to district, charter, and tribal contract schools throughout the state of Minnesota, and is responsible for or collaborates with the following programs:

  • American Indian Education Aid and Indian Education Program Plans
  • Minnesota Indian Teacher Training Program (MITTP)
  • Tribal Contract School Equalization
  • Tribal Early Childhood Family Education
  • American Indian Parent Advisory Committees (AIPAC)
  • ESSA Tribal Consultation
  • The Ethel Curry American Indian Leadership Scholarship

Our goal is to provide meaningful, intentional, and targeted educational opportunities to every American Indian student, while at the same time fostering cultural identity and pride.

We also provide education and training to district staff and American Indian Parent Advisory Committees (AIPACs). The Office of Indian Education works closely with the Tribal Nations Education Committee (TNEC) and the Minnesota Indian Education Association (MIEA). We also consult and collaborate with these 11 distinct Ojibwe and Dakota Communities:

  • Bois Forte Band of Chippewa
  • Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
  • Grand Portage Band of Ojibwe
  • Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
  • Lower Sioux Indian Community
  • Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
  • Prairie Island Indian Community
  • Red Lake Nation
  • Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
  • Upper Sioux Indian Community
  • White Earth Nation
Coming Soon! Updated information for students and families will be available in the near future. Please check back often for updates. If you have questions, please reach out to the Office of Indian Education.