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American Indian Education Program

The ISD 728 American Indian Education Program (AIEP) creates a safe and welcoming space for Indigenous students, families and faculty. The AIEP is a unique program that follows students through their K-12 schooling, instilling our Indigenous values and living our traditions. We welcome all Native American students into our program, regardless of Tribal affiliation, blood quantum, or country of origin.

  • Increase the graduation rate of American Indian/Alaskan Native Students 
  • Expand district-wide understanding and representation of American Indian/ Alaskan Native students' cultures, languages, heritage, and curriculum. 
     

Our services include:

  • Academic advising (K-12) 
  • Scholarship, college, vocational or workforce advisement and assistance (7-12)
  • Monitoring student's school programs to provide assistance (K-12)
  • Enrichment opportunities such as tribal history, storytelling, pow-wows, etc.
  • Field trips: Sugar Bush, Northwest Fur Trade Post, Mille Lacs Indian Museum, Fort Snelling, and more
  • College visits including; the University of Minnesota, Morris, and St. Cloud State University
  • Traditional graduation honoring ceremony
  • Cultural activities and lessons 
  • Ojibwe & Dakota language programs
  • Parent Advisory Committee/ Monthly Newsletter

IN ORDER TO PROVIDE SERVICES FOR YOUR STUDENT(S) A SIGNED PARENT CONSENT FORM IS REQUIRED

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CONTACT US

American Indian Education Program
Handke Center, Room 214
1170 Main St NW·Elk River·MN 55330
763-241-3400 x5543
americanindianeducation@isd728.org

Mari Mansfield
American Indian Education Specialist
763-241-3400 x5551
mariana.mansfield@isd728.org

Dara Grimmer
AIEP Instructional Mentor
763-241-3400 x5543
dara.grimmer@isd728.org

Anndee Schiltz
Clerk
763-241-3400 x5552
anndee.schiltz@isd728.org


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