WBLAS Indian Education Newsletter

Providing information, updates, highlights, and resources.

Indian Ed. Update

Enrichment Activities

Our Ojibwe Language and Dakota Language Culture classes are wrapping up for the school year! It's not too late to join! All sessions are from 6:00-8:00pm. All classes are free and are open to our community.

Dakota Language/Culture Class:

Ojibwe Language/Culture Class:
  • June 11th - For our last session, we will be meeting IN PERSON and outdoors in front of the District Center, 10 person capacity (COVID-19 procedures implemented). Focus of last session will be on healing.

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 the categories listed above. 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.

American Indian Honoring Ceremony 2019-2020

In the past, the Indian Education Program at WBLAS has held an annual traditional honoring ceremony for our K-12 students. This ceremony has brought out students, family members, teachers, administration, community members, traditional singers and drummers, dancers, and others. It has been a highlight for our students in honoring their successes and celebrating their progress in a culturally-sacred way.

Thank you to the American Indian Parent Advisory Committee and District Level Leadership for collaborating with the Indian Education Program to ensure our culturally-sacred ceremony continued with necessary COVID-19 procedures in place.

Take a glimpse into our 2019-2020 ceremony. Congratulations Graduates!!!

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Last AIPAC Meeting Tomorrow!

Please join us on Wednesday, June 10th at 5:30pm for our final virtual AIPAC meeting for the 2019-2020 school year. To join the meeting virtually, please follow the hangouts meet link or call the number and enter the pin below:

Hangout Meeting Link


Phone Numbers

(‪US‬)‪+1 321-296-9759‬

PIN: ‪264 396 461#‬

Draft Agenda:

Liaison Updates

District Updates

Review of the Year

Summer Programming

Confirm AIPAC Schedule for 2020-2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources

The district continues to monitor updates from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and will keep families and staff members informed as the situation evolves. Please refer to the COVID-19 page on the District Webpage for up-to-date messages, information, and resources.

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.