UPCOMING AIPAC MEETINGS AND EVENTS!
- Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month from 1:00 - 2:00 PM in the District Office.
DISTRICT ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS:
Native Dancer performs for Jordan Students -
We learned and we danced! Students and staff learned about the spirit and beauty of Indigenous peoples through dance, song, and story! Thank you to our JPS American Indian Parent Advisory Council and our Equity and Outreach Team for sponsoring this exciting event!
"THE SUNKA WAKAN Transformations Horse Camp"
During the summer, students participate in the healing (spiritual, physical and emotional and mental) through horse nation cultural values while participating in a Native American horse mask ceremony. Students were taught the Seven Teachings of the Ojibwe Anishinaabe and Dakota values.
Sunka Wakan Mission Statement: Through the horse nation, Sunka Wakan Transformations will empower, heal, and reconnect Native Youth to our traditional ways of healing.
Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.78, requires that all Minnesota districts and tribal schools with 10 or more American Indian students have an American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC). These committees serve in an advisory role to their school/district and help ensure that American Indian students are receiving culturally relevant and equitable educational opportunities. They are critical to the achievement and success of American Indian students statewide.
This council is also guided/funded through a Minnesota Department of Education grant. With questions, please email or call council advisors.
Voting Council Members:
Allen Houdek - Chair
Ann Hiegel - Vice Chair
Jeff Vizenor - Voting Member
Director of Special Services