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Indian Education Department
Indian Education Department

We are located at the Davis Center
1250 West Broadway Avenue
Contact us! 
by phone 612.668.0610
by fax 612.668.0615
by email IndianED@mpls.k12.mn.us

Our Mission
Improve Native Student achievement and graduation rates through academically rigorous culturally responsive instruction, family and student engagement and collaborative partnerships with schools and community.

Our Vision
All American Indian students are empowered as lifelong learners to become fully engaged leaders, stewards and citizens.

What does Indian Education Do?
Indian Education provides many services for MPS Native students and families. A few examples include:

Support for Instruction We work with teachers and schools to help them become more familiar with the best ways for Native students to learn. We do this through professional development opportunities for teachers, but also through one-to-one relationships. We also develop culturally relevant and engaging curriculum and materials for use in schools.

Support for Family Involvement We provide resources and support for opportunities throughout the year, like Connecting Parents to Educational Opportunities, parent trainings and parent circles.

College Readiness Our conselor works with Native students on college planning steps and facilitate college visits.

Advocacy for Families If a Native student is experiencing a problem at their school, Indian Education will work to help resolve the issue.