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The role of the Indian Education Department is to provide instructional support to schools in order to increase academic success for American Indian students in Minneapolis. By having access to culturally relevant curriculum and high quality professional development through Indian Education, teachers have the opportunity to enhance their practice to better educate American Indian students. We offer teachers' lesson plans, teaching trunks, a resource library, language learning, and connections to the American Indian community in Minneapolis. 

Check out materials from our staff resource library!

Requestion Funds

MPS Indian Education has limited funding available to MPS schools to help with academic fees for American Indian students. These funds are available for American Indian students who have a completed 506 form on file in the Indian Education Office. Funds are awarded under the discretion of the Director of Indian Education. Only MPS staff can place a request for funds. 



Nominate one or more American Indian students for their achievements HERE:

Each year MPS American Indian Education Department hosts an event to highlight achievements of American Indian Students districtwide where the students, families, staff and administrators within Minneapolis Public Schools are invited to attend.  This year, we will gather to celebrate students from grades High 5 through 12th/transition for their hard work and dedication on the evening of Wednesday, March 20, 2024.

We know that many American Indian students in MPS are doing great work both in and out of the classroom. Students are excelling in the classroom and/or involved in extracurricular activities such as sports, cultural activities, performing arts and leadership in the community.  We invite and encourage you to submit one or several nominations for student/s whom you know/are working with who you feel should be recognized for their achievements at this annual event.  Please share this nomination link with others in your school and help us recognize students doing great work.  

Nominations will be accepted until the last day of February 29, 2024 by 4:00 PM. 


**Note that this nomination opportunity is for American Indian students of the North American continent who have ties to the original people of this land prior to European contact.


For more information or questions, please contact Christine Wilson, MPS American Indian Education Program Coordinator, at or 612.668.0108.