American Indian Education Program

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White Bear Lake Area Schools (WBLAS) American Indian Education Program (AIEP) is working in collaboration with the American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC), and the Educational Equity and Achievement Department for WBLAS. Supervised via the Offices of Federal (Title VI) and State (AIEA) Programs. The AIEP goals are to provide meaningful, intentional, effective academic/non academic services and opportunities to every WBLAS American Indian (AI) student, while fostering cultural identity, pride, and intercultural education.

White Bear Lake is on the traditional homeland of the Dakota people. Bdote is where the Minnesota and Mississippi River meet, the center of the Dakota people.

American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC) Meeting Schedule  School Year 2022-2023

The AIPAC meets in person on the third Wednesday of each month from 6:00-7:00pm (an online option will be available).  All American Indian parents, students, and staff are encouraged to attend.  Food will be provided.  For more information on the AIPAC, its' purpose, members, and history - please refer to the Parent/Guardian tab below.

  • September 20, 2023
  • October 25, 2023
  • November 15, 2023
  • December 20, 2023
  • January 17, 2024
  • February 21, 2024
  • March 20, 2024
  • April 17, 2024
  • May 15, 2024

Google Meet virtual meeting info:

If you have any questions contact Vince Patton 612-270-7910 or

"When we talk about land, land is part of who we are. It’s a mixture of our blood, our past, our current, and our future. We carry our ancestors in us, and they’re around us. As you all do.” Mary Lyons, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe


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