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Native family at the Achievement Celebration

Native American families have not had many reasons in the past to completely trust the educational system. One of the most significant events historically for Native families was the boarding school era. During this time period, families were separated, which did not allow opportunity for cultural survival. This had a devastating effect on Native American people.

Today, Native families are reclaiming the pieces of their culture and language through education. This is why it is imperative for parents and families to come together to be involved with their student’s education every single day. Native students face many challenges as they travel through their educational journey. Each student needs to feel supported in any way that they can.
It is your responsibility to stay on top of their school work, important dates, enrichment opportunities, and other events. Ask questions, be persistent, and understand your power as a parent.The future generations are counting on you!
Indian Education is here to support your child's educational experience.
Please contact Christine Wilson, Family & Community Engagement Coordinator at 612.668.0108.
document Historical Trauma Effects on Student Learning   --  Native people in America have experience a collective legacy of historical tragedies. Historical trauma is real and affects Native student learning in Minneapolis.