WBLAS Indian Education Newsletter

Providing information, updates, highlights, and resources.

Indian Ed's Support Structure

Open Office Hours

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.

Appointment Slots

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.

#Hoocakwazokiciiape Challenge!

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

On Wednesday, April 15th at 5:30pm we will be holding our second virtual AIPAC meeting. To join the meeting virtually, please follow the hangouts meet link or call the number and enter the pin below:

Hangout Meet Link


Phone Number

(‪US‬)‪+1 209-730-7439‬

PIN: ‪569 818 724#‬

Draft Agenda

Roll Call

Liaison Updates (Public Hearing Update)

Community Ed Updates

District Updates

Reallocation considerations

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.