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American Indian Education

St. Louis Park Public Schools Land Acknowledgment 

We are gathered on the land of the Dakota and Ojibwe peoples. I ask you to join me in acknowledging the Dakota and Ojibwe community, their elders both past and present, as well as future generations. St. Louis Park Public Schools also acknowledges that it was founded upon exclusions and erasures of many Indigenous Peoples, including those on whose land this school district is located. This acknowledgement demonstrates a commitment to dismantling the ongoing legacies of colonial power and the district’s desire to support the ongoing work of local Indigenous communities to thrive in our schools.

About our Program

Our program is committed to working collaboratively with our parents and families to meet the unique cultural and educational needs of American Indian students by:

  • Culturally Relevant Teaching and Activities
  • Post-secondary preparation
  • Monthly AIPAC meetings
  • Providing culturally authentic materials connected to lessons
  • Cultural Community Events

Funding for this program comes from a grant under the Federal Government's Title VI authorization and from the Minnesota Department of Education's World's Best Workforce initiative.

men playing drums at powwow


The American Indian Education Program includes a Parent Committee, which is made up of parents and guardians of American Indian students in the district. We welcome new faces and encourage collaboration to achieve a thriving community to help us support our native children and community. This committee is established in accordance with the Indian Education Act.

St. Louis Park American Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee meets monthly throughout the year to ensure the implementation, development, planning and evaluation of programs for American Indian students.

student at powwow

Student Eligibility

An eligible American Indian person is one of the following:

  1. A member of an Indian tribe or band, including those Indian tribes or bands terminated since 1940, and those recognized by the state in which the tribe or band reside.
  2. A descendent in the first or second degree (parent or grandparent) as described in #1.
  3. Considered by the Secretary of the Interior to be an Indian for any purpose.
  4. An Eskimo or Aleut or other Alaska Native.
  5. A member of an organized Indian group that received a grant under the Indian Education Act of 1988 as it was in effect October 19, 1994.

506 Form - Eligibility Certification - coming soon