Forest Lake Indian Education
As part of the district’s efforts to create learning environments that support the academic success of all students, the district has initiated an American Indian Education Program. The Forest Lake American Indian Education Program is designed to assist American Indian students in graduating from high school with a quality education and positive cultural identity. Funding for this program is provided through Title VII of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
Indian Education programs grow out of the special trust relationship that exists between the U.S. government and American Indian tribes secured in treaties between the two nations. In administering this trust, federal agencies are responsible for preserving, protecting, and guaranteeing Indian rights and property.
Many treaties contained educational provisions. All federal programs for American Indians share two purposes: they fulfill specific treaty provisions and they fulfill a general commitment to the Indian tribes to improve their social, educational, and economic conditions.
After School Programs:
High School - Grades 7-12
Forest Lake Area High School
2:45 – 4:45 p.m.
November 14, 21 and 28, 2017
December 5, 12 and 19, 2017
January 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2018
February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2018
March 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2018
April 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2018
May 1, 8 and 15, 2018
Elementary - Grades 3-6
Forest Lake Elementary School
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
November 9 and 30, 2017
December 14, 2017
January 4 and 18, 2018
February 1 and 15, 2018
March 1 and 22, 2018
April 4 and 19, 2018
May 3 and 17, 2018
National Indian Education Association - Scholarships
Good resource from Minneapolis Indian Education Program:Native Education 101: Basic Facts about American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Education
The Forest Lake Indian Education Program is funded through Title VII of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. In order to apply for these funds, the district needs to document the number of American Indian students enrolled in Forest Lake Area Schools. This is done through the Title VII Student Eligibility Certification (506) form (link below). Parents/guardians of American Indian students who are members of a tribe or band or who are descendents of a parent or grandparent who is a member of a tribe or band, are asked to consider completing this form. A completed form makes students eligible to receive services that the Title VII federal funding will provide. Completed forms should be returned to your child’s school or directly to:
Rita Hageman, Information Systems
Forest Lake Area Schools
6100 North 210th Street
Forest Lake, MN 55025
Title VII Student Eligibility Certification (506) Form
Our Parent Committee
The American Indian Education Program includes a Parent Committee which is made up of parents of American Indian students in the district, American Indian secondary students, staff and community members. We have monthly family nights to celebrate our community's strength, discuss issues relevant to American Indian students today and plan for the future!
We welcome new faces and encourage collaboration to help create a thriving community so we can help support our native children for generations to come! Please join us anytime. All meetings are held at the Central Learning Center (CLC), 200 SW 4th Street, Forest Lake, MN from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Indian Education Family Nights for 2017-2018
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
For more information please contact:Brad Ward651-982-8327651-982-8350
Nicole Lyons651-308-7608email: Wcikwe@gmail.comShannon Dufresne651-955-8187