Course Information for year 2018-19

  • The American Indian Studies (AIS) Program provides the opportunity for ALL students, of any and all cultures, to learn American Indian history, literature, art, and language from a Native perspective. Both Ojibwe and Lakota languages are offered at AIMS. All AIS classes meet district and state content standards, and have been developed as rigorous, yet culturally competent courses.

    Through collaboration with the Saint Paul Indian Education Program, we offer additional support for American Indian students, including attendance and grade monitoring, college and career exploration, tutoring, and Support class.

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    Boozhoo!  My name is Jason Bresette and I am the American Indian Studies (AIS) Coordinator and the AVID Coordinator for the Middle School at AIMS. This year I will be teaching American Indian History, AVID, Dare to Be Real and a Technology course. I am very excited to be a part of the community and am looking forward to a fun year. I am an enrolled member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and come from the Red Cliff Indian reservation in northern Wisconsin.  It is actually the most northern point of Wisconsin.  I have a BA in History and American Indian studies from UW Madison and obtained my teaching licensure (K-6 license with 5-8 Social Studies) and OLCE (Ojibwe Language and Culture Education) certification from the College of St. Scholastica, which I just completed Master’s Degree in Education.  I currently live in Minneapolis with my wife and two daughters.  We are very active and try to live our lives in a healthy way.  I love gardening, eating great food, canoeing, fishing, hunting, playing sports, long boarding, snowboarding and any other outdoors activity.  Also, just so you know, since I am from Wisconsin I am a huge sports fan and am bringing a love for all things Packers and Badgers with me.  (Please don’t hold it against me;))

    American Indian Studies - AIMS Welcome Back Letter 2018-19 AIS Letter 2018-19

    Here at AIMS we have the first Indigenous specific AVID class in the whole country!  What makes it different?  Check this out AIMS Indigenous AVID

    American Indian History Syllabus AIH Syllabus

    Indigenous AVID Syllabus Indigenous AVID Syllabus