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Indian Education Department

Indian Education Department

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 counselors work with Native students on college planning steps, personal awareness an academic preparedness. They do this by meeting with students in groups and individually, facilitating college field trips and assisting with financial aid and tribal enrollment processes. 

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

View our department brochure Outside & Inside

Call for Title VI Nominations!
  • Do you know an incredible parent/guardian of an American Indian student in Minneapolis Public Schools?
  • Do you know an extraordinary American Indian student in Minneapolis Public Schools in 8th through 12th grade?
  • Do you know a phenomenal teacher who works with American Indian students in Minneapolis Public Schools?

MPS Indian Education is now accepting nominations to serve on the Title VI Parent Committee.  Online nominations can be made here!

Nominations are due Monday, April 5th, 2019.

Contact Christine Wilson at 612.668.0108 with any questions!