Biindigan. Mitakuye. Welcome.
The American Indian Education Program is supervised via the Office of Federal and State Programs, working in collaboration with the American Indian Parent Advisory Committee. The goal is to provide meaningful, intentional, effective academic/non academic services and opportunties to every White Bear Lake Area Schools American Indian student, while fostering cultural identity and pride. In addition, we provide education and professional development to WBLAS staff. See a brochure about WBLAS Indian Education. Cover artist Jami Peterson-Gritner from JPGstudio2536.
The White Bear Lake American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC) is a collective of elected members comprised of parents, teachers and students who meet regularly throughout the school year. It is a parent driven initiative working collaboratively with representatives of the White Bear Lake Area Schools toward better outcomes for all self-identified American Indian students. The AIPAC's purpose is to identify and address areas to improve academic achievement of American Indian students through positive self-identity and to enhance knowledge of culture in broader school communities. AIPAC initiatives and events are supported by White Bear Lake Area Schools with a grant provided by the Minnesota Department of Education and the Title VI grant provided by the Department of Education Office of Indian Education. Provision of an Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee in each Minnesota school district is required by Minnesota Statutes, Sec. 124D.78.