WBLAS Indian Education Newsletter

Providing information, updates, highlights, and resources.

Summer Update

Open Office Hours

The Native American Cultural Liaison, Jordan Zickermann, will continue to hold Summer office hours for all Indigenous students from all grade levels. The purpose of these office hours are to provide a designated time where students can stay connected with our program supports.

Our program calendar on the District Webpage has been updated with all open office hours. For a tutorial on how to connect to these office hours via Google Hangouts Meet - please click HERE.

Appointment Slots

Appointment slots can be used by all students, families, and staff and serve as a platform to engage with and support the needs of our Indigenous community during this time.To schedule a 1 on 1 appointment with the Cultural Liaison, please click this button below.

Nature Walk with Hope Flanagan

Thursday, July 23rd, 6-8pm

5287 Otter Lake Road

White Bear Lake, MN

Join Hope Flanagan, Cultural Teacher for Dream of Wild Health, and the White Bear Lake Indian Education Program as we walk the outdoor trails of the Tamarack Nature Center. Hope comes with great knowledge of the land, seeds, plants, and Ojibwe Language. She will share this wealth of knowledge through the duration of the nature walk.

This event is free and open to WBL Indian Education students, families, and other program participants. COVID guidelines and guidance will be put into place. Please RSVP below!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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AIPAC Meeting Schedule 2020-2021

For the upcoming school year, the American Indian Parent Advisory Committee meetings will typically be held on the second Tuesday of each month. Each meeting will be held from 5:30-7:30pm and are open to the public. Please mark these dates on your calendar, and we will keep you posted on whether these meeting will be held in-person, virtually, or by using a hybrid model.

August 18th

September 8th

October 13th

November 10th

December 8th

January 12th

February 9th

March 16th

April 13th

May 11th

June 8th

We look forward to another year of collaboration with the American Indian families throughout White Bear Lake Area Schools.

Support Hub!

The Support Hub is a new feature on our District's website and it serves as a place for families and community members to access information they may need for essential services. This support provides important information regarding crisis services, basic needs, mental health and well-being, physical health, social emotional learning and more. Check out the Support Hub by clicking here.

About Us

The American Indian Education Program is supervised via the Office of Federal and State Programs, working in collaboration with the American Indian Parent Advisory Committee. The goal is to provide meaningful, intentional, effective academic/non academic services and opportunities to every White Bear Lake Area Schools American Indian student, while fostering cultural identity and pride.