American Indian Education

The purpose of this program is to increase academic achievement, decrease the drop-out rate, and to improve the school climate of American Indian students in a culturally appropriate manner. This program addresses five specific goal areas, with a special focus on ensuring that all children are ready for school, all racial and economic achievement gaps between students are closed, and that all students are college and career ready.

Who is Eligible?

*Any student who identifies as American Indian, is a decendent of of an enrolled member of a recognized tribe or is an enrolled member of a recognized tribe.

What do the services cost?

*There is no cost to participate! The program receives funding from the State of Minnesota.

American Indian Parent Advisory Committee

Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.78, requires that all Minnesota districts and tribal schools with 10 or more American Indian students have an American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC). These committees serve in an advisory role to their school/district and help ensure that American Indian students are receiving culturally relevant and equitable educational opportunities. They are critical to the achievement and success of American Indian students statewide.

The AIPAC meets every month on the Tuesday after the school meeting at 6:00 PM in the high school media center.

AIPAC Representatives:

  • April Taylor - Chairperson
  • Stephan Liljenquist -Vice-Chair
  • Kristine Liljenquist Secretary
  • Dana Papenfus- General Representative
  • Babe Taylor - General Representative
  • Laurie Lussier - General Representative


Contact Info:

TBA - American Indian Coordinator

April Taylor -AIPAC Chairperson

MDE - Indian Edu Dept