American Indian Education

With the sound of drums and the tradition of a pipe ceremony to mark the occasion, 39 graduating seniors in Anoka-Hennepin School District’s Indian Education program were honored by their parents and their program advisors at the annual year-end Senior Honoring Banquet. “Work hard and be prepared for anything as those doors open for you,” [...]

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Indian Education Act of 1972, enacted to give Native American students equal educational opportunities. Anoka-Hennepin School District has about 500 Native American students. The Indian Education Program, which began in 1974, has four advisors and one coordinator. They work with students as well as the PAC to [...]

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