WBLAS Indian Education Newsletter
Providing information, updates, highlights, and resources.
Indian Ed. Update
Our Ojibwe Language and Dakota Language Culture classes are back!! We will be holding classes virtually through Google Hangouts Meet from 6:00-8:00pm on the dates listed below.
- Ojibwe Language/Culture Class: May 21st and 28th, June 4th and 11th
- Dakota Language/Culture Class: May 19th and 26th, June 9th sand 16th
Please refer to the District Calendar to join the Google Hangouts Meet. We will also send out emails with the information to connect to these virtual activities. All classes are free and are open to our community.
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.
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 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.
AIPAC Meeting Today!
Hangout Meeting Link
PIN: 583 189 855#
Community Education Updates
Q/A for how to start an AIPAC with Assistant Superintendent for Mahtomedi
Finalize Budget Re-allocations
Recently, the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Department of Education issued guidance regarding graduation/commencement ceremonies. Their recommendation, to ensure the safety of all participants, is that graduation should be observed at home.
While this is certainly different than we envisioned the ceremony would look when the school year began, we are moving forward with a local videographer to build a virtual ceremony that is as engaging as possible. The 2020 Commencement Ceremony video will be scheduled to go live on the district’s YouTube account at the time the commencement ceremony was originally scheduled - at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 5. It will also be available for viewing at that time on the local cable SCC Channel 19 or HD801.
At Home Cultural Enrichment Resources
Learn more about how Dream of Wild Health recovers knowledge of and access to healthy Indigenous goods, medicines and life ways on their website: www.dreamofwildhealth.org/
4:18 - Hope Flanagan discusses sacred medicines
35:47 - Audience Q & A
44:38 - Jessika Greendeer discusses beginning your garden
1:16:38 - Audience Q & A