Maadaadizi Program Weekly Update

Week of October 9, 2015

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Family Group & Language Tables

Dakhóta & Ojibwe Family Group & Language Tables are now forming.


American Indian Magnet School

4:45 – 5:30 pm

November 13

December 2 *6-7:30 pm-With Plains Culture Fair

January 15

February 12

March 2 *6-7:30 pm With Woodlands Culture Fair


Elders Lodge

5:30 – 7:30pm

5:30 - 6:15 Family group ALL

6:15 – 6:45 Dinner/Pot Luck

6:45 – 7:30 Language groups

September 30

October 28

December 16

January 27

February 24

March 30

April 27

May 25



For more information, please call 651-293-5191.

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SPPS Student Advisory Team Applicants Needed

Want to make your voice heard and work to create student-centered solutions that will improve Saint Paul Public Schools?

Apply for the Student Advisory Team by Thursday, Oct. 15!

A team of 12 students will make up the SPPS Student Advisory Team and participate in district-wide engagement and decision making for students.

2015-16 will be the pilot year of the Student Advisory Team. The pilot team will: create the structure for the group moving forward, work on a project important to the group, and complete projects determined by the SPPS Board or district administration.

Why join the Student Advisory Team?

  • Leadership development
  • Work with students from across SPPS
  • Shape decisions in SPPS
  • Great dinners
  • stipend

Who can apply?

  • SPPS students in 10-12 grade
  • Anyone with ideas for how SPPS can better achieve its mission of providing a premiere education for everyone
  • Those who can commit to meetings the first and third Tuesdays of each month November 2015 - May 2016 from 4-6:30 p.m. and additional trainings

Interested? Click Here for more information and to access the online application.

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Youth Services Network

A new website is available for teens to access and find valuable community resources, including shelter, outreach workers, food, medical, basic needs, and drop-in centers. Information is updated within the hour. Students who would like to access this network, please click here.
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Kerrie's Schedule for October 12-16

  • Monday- Meetings at the Indian Education Office.
  • Tuesday- Harding (room 1352)
  • Wednesday-Northland College and LCO College Visit (Overnight, select students)
  • Thursday-No School
  • Friday-No School

School Counselor Visits to High Schools

Kerrie will regularly be visiting Central, Como Park, Harding, Highland, and Johnson High Schools this school year. If you do not attend one of these high schools, you still can receive Indian Education counseling services. Please email Kerrie (kerrie.troseth@spps.org) if you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet.
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Upcoming Events

  • October 13-14: Overnight college visit to Northland College and Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College (permission slip required; 16 students permitted).
  • October 16 (MEA no school day): Ain Dah Yung Center's 6th Annual Tobacco Prevention & Wellness Symposium. In addition to great speakers, plans also include dance teachings, fun – interactive activities, fitness contests, comedy, great food and not to mention incredible door prizes including tablets, XBOX’s, head phones, IPOD’s, game controllers, and lots of gift cards. For more information and to register, please click this link.
  • October 18: No Honor In Racism Rally starting at 9 AM at Northrop Auditorium on the University of Minnesota Campus. For more information access their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/409365399256603/.
  • October 28: Dakhóta & Ojibwe Family Group & Language Tables at the Elders Lodge 1500 Magnolia Ave E, St Paul 5:30 – 7:30pm. For more information call FMI: 651-293-5191.
  • November 19th: Native American College Fair at Midtown YWCA from 5:30pm-8:00pm. Free meal to first 300 attendees. Kerrie will be offering one bus for students/families to receive a free ride to the event. She will post more information as date gets closer.
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Volunteering & Service Opportunities

  • 651 Youth for Justice Youth Volunteers wanted: SPPS Community Education will be offering a school-year long fellowship to 30 high school students from across Saint Paul. Students will have access to trainings, field trips and skill-building that they will apply both personally and toward community impact projects they design. Upon completion, youth will receive a small stipend ($). For more information, including an application, please click HERE.
  • Student Advisory Team: SPPS is looking for a team of 12 students to make up the SPPS Student Advisory Team and participate in district-wide engagement and decision making for students. 2015-16 will be the pilot year of the Student Advisory Team. The pilot team will: create the structure for the group moving forward, work on a project important to the group, and complete projects determined by the SPPS Board or district administration. October 15th is the deadline for application. For more information and an application, click here.

Contact Kerrie

Have questions about this newsletter? Contact me.