AIPAC EVENTS

  • UPCOMING MEETINGS!
    Future Meeting Date(s) Next AIPAC meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM at the Jordan District Office. 

    RECENT EVENTS:
    Native American Dancer Native Dancer performs for Jordan Students
    – December 21
    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!

    Sunka Wakan - student on horse "THE SUNKA WAKAN Transformations Horse Camp"
    - June 24 - 26
    Students participated 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.

OVERVIEW

  • 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.

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COUNCIL LEADERSHIP

  • Voting Council Members:
    Ann Hiegel - Chair
    Allen Houdek - Vice Chair
    Sarah Miller - Voting Member 

    District Contact:
    Chad Williams
    Director of Special Services
    cwilliams@isd717.org
    952-492-4230  direct