About Indian Education Program

  • Philosophy

    The American Indian Education Program, offered through the Saint Paul Public Schools District 625, is in existence to preserve and present the unique political, sovereign, cultural, traditional, and spiritual values of American Indian Nations through Education.

     

    Mission

    To assist American Indian students in graduating from high school with a quality education and a positive cultural personal identity.

     

    History

    The Saint Paul Indian Education program was created as a supplemental program of Saint Paul Public Schools in 1973 in response to the 1972 Indian Education Act. The initial purpose of the program was to provide supportive counseling and tutoring for American Indian students and their parents. In the early nineties the program increased its focus on language and cultural connection to improve the academic success of American Indian students. In 1992 the focus increased to include post-secondary planning and outreach efforts to eligible students who most needed assistance. The American Indian Education Program provides services to students; including parents and families.

     

    Eligibility Guidelines

    The American Indian Education Program provides services to students, parents and families. All services are supplemental to existing services or are services not provided by another school program. American Indian Education Program services may be provided to any American Indian student who is:

    - An enrolled member of a tribe, band or other organized group, including Alaskan Natives.
    - The child or grandchild of a member of a tribe, band or other organized group. 

    Services Offered

    • Cultural Enrichment
    • Social Work
    • Chemical Use Prevention
    • Post Secondary Planning Program
    • In-Service for School Staff
    • Events

    Please view our Indian Education Program Services, and Events & Powwows sections for details

     

    Indian Education Program Brochure

     

    Visiting Indian Education

    *The Indian Education Program office is currently closed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and our staff is working off-site.

    Please Use the Minnesota Street entrance to access our office. After 4pm, call the office phone for door service. Please bring you parking ticket in the office so it can be validated. Validation is only good if you park in the Capital City Parking Ramp. The ramp is located on the same block as Creative Arts Secondary School. Ramp can also be accessed from the north on 4th Street.