Indian Education

The Indian Education Program is committed to working together with parents and families in order to meet the unique educational and cultural needs of students of American Indian heritage.

The goals and activities are determined with assistance and guidance provided by the District's American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC) as well as ongoing community needs assessments conducted by the program. If you are interested in joining the Parent Committee and/or learning more about the American Indian Education Program, please contact our office.

Indian Education Resources

Services

  • Academic assistance
  • Culturally relevant activities
  • Access to supportive relationships
  • Youth development activities
  • Life skills guidance
  • Family literacy events
  • Lending library - all Native authors!
  • Postsecondary preparation
  • Community gatherings
  • Summer programming

Who is eligible to participate?

There is no cost to participate, and any student with American Indian ancestry who fits one of the following qualifications is eligible:

  • enrolled member of a recognized tribe
  • parent is an enrolled member of a recognized tribe
  • grandparent is an enrolled member of a recognized tribe

A 506 form must be filled out by the legal guardian and be on file with our Indian Education Office. All information is confidential. These forms generate program funding for your child and all the Native American students attending Bloomington Public Schools.

Indian Education 506 Form

Contact

Hiedi Hecker
Indian Education Coordinator
952-806-7954
hhecker@isd271.org

Clarissa Seidl
Indian Education Specialist
952-806-7953
cseidl@isd271.org

Indian Education, ISD 271
Pond Center
9600 3rd Avenue South, Room 205B
Bloomington, MN 55420