Native American Education

Upcoming Event(s):

Native American Parent Advisory Committee Meeting

  • What: Committee Meeting, all are welcome
  • When: Wednesday, December 4th 5:30-7:00pm
  • Where: Woodcrest Spanish Immersion School, 880 Osborne NE, Fridley, MN 55432
  • More information:  Click here to see a flier
  • Contact: apierc@district16.org with questions

 

 

Native American Drum Circle - Family Celebration May 2019

Drum Circle - Native American Family Celebration May 2019

 

Native American Parent Advisory Committee (NAPAC)

Throughout the year, Spring Lake Park Schools holds Native American Parent Advisory Committee (NAPAC) meetings.  This committee is an opportunity for Native American students and their families to develop community, while partnering with Spring Lake Park Schools, to ensure Native American students receive culturally relevant and equitable educational opportunities.  

For more information or questions contact Spring Lake Park representatives Kaline Sandven Marinello at ksandv@district16.org or Abbey Pierce at apierc@district16.org.

 

Scholarships Available

Ethel Curry American Leadership Scholarship - Undergraduate + Graduate    

  • What: An annual award administered by the Department of Education, Office of Indian Education
  • Award Amounts: Vary, but generally range from $1,000-4,000 per academic year
  • Eligibility: Native American students, enrolled in a certificate, associate, bachelor's, or graduate program, at an accredited school in Minnesota, with at least a 2.0 G.P.A.
  • Application: An applicant portfolio, click this link for portfolio directions, must be received by May 31, 2019
  • Contact: Kristen Aeikens at kristen.aeikens@state.mn.us or 651-582-8558 with questions

Native American Scholarship Database

  • What: A list of various scholarship opportunities
  • Eligibility: For Native American high school students entering college in 2019-2020
  • Where: Find opportunities by clicking the scholarship database

 

Past Events

Native American Parent Advisory Committee Meeting

  • What: Committee Meeting, all are welcome
  • When: Monday, October, 28th 2019   5:30-7pm
  • Where: Woodcrest Spanish Immersion School, 880 Osborne NE, Fridley, MN 55432
  • More information:  Click here to see a flier
  • Contact: apierc@district16.org with questions

Free ACT Preparation Class for Native American Students Grades 11-12

  • This course is complete, please check back next year for current offerings
  • It was held  at Spring Lake Park High School on Wednesdays (6-8 pm) and Saturdays (9-1 pm) between February 20, 2019 and March 30, 2019
  • This opportunity was made possible through the American Indian Education grant.  The District’s American Indian Parent Advisory Committee recommended that the District use the grant funds to support college and career readiness activities, such as this.  In addition to covering the $80 course fee, students can also receive, free:
  •         Transportation to and from the High School to attend these classes
  •         Admission to retake the ACT test (for seniors only)

Anoka-Hennepin Indian Education Drum and Dance

  • What: Native American drum and dance class
  • When: Saturdays: March 30, April  13 and 27 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Where: Coon Rapids Middle School
  • More information: click here to see a flier

Twin Rivers Powwow

End of the Year Native American Family Celebration!

Native American Celebration Food

Native American Family Celebration Food by Brian Yazzie