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 on the third Wednesday of each month from 6:00-7:30pm (virtually at this time). All American Indian parents, students, and staff are encouraged to attend. For more information on the AIPAC, its' purpose, members, and history - please refer to the Parent/Guardian tab below.
- September 21, 2022
- October 19, 2022
- November 16, 2022
- December 21, 2022
- January 13, 2023
- February 15, 2023
- March 15, 2023
- April 19, 2023
- May 17, 2023
- June 21, 2023
Google Meet virtual meeting info:
- Video call link: https://meet.google.com/cja-qgmg-dne
- Or dial: (US) +1 929-329-2402 PIN: 762 255 905#
The AIEP has three relevant Minnesota state statutes:
“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