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 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 Office of Indian Education administers the Success for the Future Indian Education Aid program, which is available to public and tribally-controlled schools. Funding to implement Indian Education programming is available for any school district, charter, or tribally-controlled school that enrolls at least 20 American Indian students.

Success for the Future Indian Education Formula Aid:

  1. Download the World's Best Workforce Indian Education Plan form.
  2. Download a sample plan.
  3. See guidance on how to use new American Indian Education Revenue.

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

2015-2016 Transmittal of Resolution Memo
Transmittal of Resolution Form/Parent Committee Roster
2015-16 Parent Committee Resolution Template

2014 American Indian Education Summit
The 2014 Summit was held on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Shooting Star on the White Earth Nation. 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.

Ethel Curry American Indian Leadership Scholarship
Scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year are now available. Applications are due by May 30, 2015.
Download the Graduate Student Application.
Download the Undergraduate Student Application.