North Branch Area Public Schools Indian Education Program
The North Branch American Indian Education Program is designed to assist American Indian students in graduating from high school with quality education and positive cultural identity. Funding for this program is provided through Title VI of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act and the State of Minnesota Indian Education funding through the Minnesota Department of Education.
Indian Education programs grow out of the special trust relationship that exists between the U.S. government and American Indian tribes secured in treaties between the two nations. In administering this trust, federal agencies are responsible for preserving, protecting, and guaranteeing Indian rights and property. Many treaties contained educational provisions. All federal programs for American Indians share two purposes: they fulfill specific treaty provisions and they fulfill a general commitment to the Indian tribes to improve their social, educational, and economic conditions.
Indian Education Program Calendar
Indian Education Events Canceled
All team meetings, planned activities for spring sports, spring activities (including Indian Education events), night school, and Targeted Services, are canceled beginning March 16, 2020, through April 6, 2020.
School district staff have begun planning for possible Distance Learning to take place for students beginning March 30, 2020. The Indian Coordinator is using this time March 18, 2020, through March 27, 2020, to plan should this need to happen. As of this writing, the Governor has asked all districts to begin their Distance Learning programs on March 30. Should this date change, the District will communicate that information with you.
North Branch Area Public Schools has a webpage for information relating to COVID19. Updates will be posted on that webpage. Here is the link: NBAPS COVID19
American Indian Parent Advisory Committee
The American Indian Education Program includes a Parent Committee which is made up of parents of American Indian students in the district, American Indian secondary students, staff and community members.
We welcome new faces and encourage collaboration to help create a thriving community so we can help support our native children for generations to come! Please join us anytime. All meetings are held at North Branch Area Middle School unless otherwise noted.