WBLAS Indian Education Newsletter

Providing information, updates, highlights, and resources.

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Message from Indian Ed.

As we continue to navigate through this difficult time, the Indian Education Program at WBLAS would like to thank all of its' students, families, and community members for being patient, understanding, flexible, and resilient.

At WBLAS, we are confident and proud of the distance learning plan that is now in place and will continue through May 5th. We know that managing learning at home and online will be new territory for students and families - therefore, we want to ensure there are platforms in place that provide support, mentorship, and engagement from the Indian Education Program.

Our program is excited to connect with all Indigenous students and families remotely to ensure the unique needs of all our students are met during this time.

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.

Office Hours for Student Support

The Native American Cultural Liaison, Jordan Zickermann, will hold open office hours on a weekly basis 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 including: academic mentorship, advocacy, connection to resources, general support, and cultural enrichment.

Open office hours will be held through Google Hangouts Meet and will be divided into three categories: elementary, middle, and highschool. Our program calendar on the District Webpage has been updated with all open office hours for the categories listed above. For more information on how to connect to these office hours via Google Hangouts Meet - please watch the tutorial below.

Indian Ed. Office Hours

American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC)

The March 18th AIPAC meeting has been rescheduled to this Wednesday, April 1st at 5:30pm. This meeting will be held virtually through Google Hangouts Meets. To access this meeting please enter the URL code or dial the number and pin below:

Join Hangouts Meet


Join by phone

‪+1 402-662-1210‬

PIN: ‪120 625 488‬#

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 15th at 5:30pm and can be joined either virtually or in person at the District Center. Google Hangouts Meet links will be provided closer to the meeting date. Miigwech!

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.