WBLAS Indian Education Newsletter
Providing information, updates, highlights, and resources.
Indian Ed's Support Structure
The Native American Cultural Liaison, Jordan Zickermann, will continue to 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. By popping into the office hours we will have a group meet similar to Indian Ed. Clubs and can arrange personalized meetings!
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.
Below you will find a button that says, "schedule an appointment with the cultural liaison". Please click this button to secure a personalized meeting with Jordan Zickermann. These appointment slots can be used by all students, families, and staff and will serve as a platform to engage with and support the needs of our Indigenous community during this time.
At Home Cultural Enrichment Resources
- A list of Native American movies, documentaries, podcasts, and books
- A hub of Ojibwe and Dakota lessons, videos, and activities
- 150 enrichment activities for children while parents are working remotely
- Why Treaties Matter virtual exhibit
- Pow Wow Sweat exercise videos
- Word of the Day and other resources from James Vukelich
- 13 Dakota Lessons
Students Alayah Rankin, Jennifer Adams, Andrew Adams, and Benjamin Adams participating in the #Hoocakwazokiciiape Challenge. Nothing better than seeing our students sharing and inspiring others to use our Indigenous languages during this trying time.
AIPAC Meeting on Wednesday, April 15th
Hangout Meet Link
PIN: 569 818 724#
Liaison Updates (Public Hearing Update)
Community Ed Updates
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources
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.
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.