AIE Program Overview

Our mission is to address the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indian students, enabling them to meet the same challenging state student academic achievement standards as all students are expected to meet.

The A.I.E.P was established in 1973 by Cloquet Public Schools along with the Fond du lac Reservation community in response to the 1972 (federal Indian Education Act. This legislation recognizes the need for the equalization of academic standards for all students. The program is implemented under the guidance of the AIE Director and the Local Indian Education Committee.

Tribal enrollment of the student, parent or grandparent qualifies a student for the program services. Signed forms must be on file to qualify for Title VI or JOM services.


Parent Committee Meetings Zoom Link is posted on the Parent Committees Tab.

Please contact Teresa Angell, AIE Program Director if you need assistance 218-879-1457. Miigwech.

Makoons Club 20/21

The Makoons Club (Bear Cub Club) is an optional book club for grades 1-4 that incorporates local Native Authors/Illustrators and Ojibwe Language. This year we will mail out weekly books and corresponding activities to registered participants.

Students will receive a total of 6 books and 6 activities. YouTube links to guest book readers will tie together literature and comprehension using Ojibwe language as a focus.


AIE CAAEP Summer Symposium 20/21

Congratulations to our New Princess Layla Nickaboine and Returning Brave Daicin Savage. Faith and Kashmir enjoy Cloquet Labor Day festivities after walking in the parade with the Cloquet American Indian Education Program

2019-2020 Cloquet Schools Royalty

Look at the packed room for the first day of Ojibwe Language! Holly Pellerin says she "recognizes many students" and "wants them all to learn in a good way" 9-7-2016.