Indian Education

The Minnesota Office of Indian Education provides information, resources, support and oversight to public school staff, parents and students in the area of Indian Education. The office promotes a number of outstanding, culturally-relevant curriculum frameworks, strategies for teachers, and training on curriculum development.  The department is responsible for providing information to districts and the public on parent committee roles and responsibilities and scholarship information specifically for American Indian students.

The Minnesota Department of Education also administers the Success for the Future Grant Program, which is available to K-12 public and tribal schools. Grants have been awarded to 32 districts for the 2009-2013 school years.

Ethel Curry American Indian Leadership Scholarship
Scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year are now available. Applications are due by May 31, 2014.
Download the Graduate Student Application.
Download the Undergraduate Student Application.

American Indian Parent Committee
Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.78 requires that all Minnesota school districts with 10 or more American Indian students have an American Indian Parent Committee.  The committee serves in an advisory role to the school district.  The Minnesota Department of Education provides technical assistance to districts and supports parent committees. Download the parent committee materials:

2013 Transmittal of Resolution Memo
Transmittal of Resolution Form/Parent Committee Roster
2013-14 Parent Committee Resolution Template

2013 American Indian Education Summit
The 2013 Summit was held on Monday, September 23, 2013 at Madden's on Gull Lake in Brainerd. To view archived content, visit the Summit website.

Download Report: American Indian Education in Minnesota: Analytic Review of Key State and National Documents. This report was prepared by the Midwest Comprehensive Center at the request of the Minnesota Department of Education.