American Indian Studies Programs

  • American Indian Studies has a number of programs available for Harding students.
    After School Study Group
    Wednesdays, 2:15 pm -3:30 pm, Room 1425
    Sponsored by Renae Davis and Angie Harper
    Indian Ed students are invited to bring their homework each week, and snacks will be provided. Tutors are available to assist students.
    Lakota Drum Group
    Tuesdays, 2:10 pm -3:30 pm, Room 1425
    Sponsored by Barry Frantum
    Lakota Language teacher Barry Frantum leads this group for young men and women who are interested in learning to sing at the powwow drum. Students will perform in at least 3 events each year, such as the Indian Ed Youth Honoring, and Indian Ed Senior Recognition. 
    Ojibwe and Lakota Quiz Bowl Teams
    Thursdays, 2:15 - 3:30 pm, Room 1425
    Sponsored by Stephanie Schroeder and Barry Frantum
    Top Ojibwe and Lakota Language students are invited to join the quiz bowl teams. There are regional competitions for each of the teams.

Harding Powwow

Water Is Life Powwow poster
  • "Water is Life" Powwow

    Join us!  All students, parents, and community are welcome to attend.  

    In support of our protectors in Standing Rock, we will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items, water, grooming  supplies, and/or money.  This powwow is a time to celebrate through singing and dancing, and a time to connect with the community.  We'll have Singers, Dancers, community resource tables, and vendor tables. 

    The powwow is being hosted by the Harding American Indian Studies Program, in collaboration with the Indian Education Program (SPPS).

    If you'd like to attend more Powwows -- see the Powwow/Events section.


Contact Information

Powwows / Events

  • Powwow at Harding:
    October 14, 2016: 6 - 8 pm

    Other SPPS Powwows held at
    American Indian Magnet School* :

    • Friday, Nov. 11, 2016: 6 - 8 pm
    • Friday, Jan. 13, 2017: 6 - 8 pm
    • Friday, Feb. 10, 2017: 6 - 8 pm
    • Friday, Mar. 10, 2017: 6 - 8 pm

    *American Indian Magnet School; 1075 Third St E; St Paul, MN 55106