Mahnomen Public Schools is seeking nominees for its Title VI Indian Education Parent Committee.

Mahnomen Public Schools is seeking nominees for its Title VI Indian Education Parent Committee. Title VI is a Federal Formula Grant administered by U.S. DOE – Office of Indian Education that allocates funding to school districts to provide additional services to American Indian students. The law requires a Parent Advisory Committee be established, composed of, and selected by parents and guardians of American Indian children in the school district, teachers, and where applicable, secondary American Indian students. This committee gives recommendations to the district’s administration and school board regarding the District’s Indian Education Program. Parents, guardians and grandparents, of American Indian students are invited to serve on this committee. If you are interested in serving, would like to nominate someone, or have questions, please contact Indian Education Coordinator, Aimee Pederson at 218-935-2211, or by email at apederson@mahnomen.k12.mn.us. Nominations will be accepted through April 18th with voting held at the Mahnomen School on May 2nd , 2018 during the 3 rd Annual MHS Powwow Celebration. Elections will be held by secret ballot and will be held publicly and open to all eligible voters. Eligible voters may request and submit an absentee ballot between April 19th and May 2 nd through the Indian Education Program. All parents, grandparents, and legal guardians of American Indian students enrolled in the school district are eligible to vote in the election of parent members to the committee

If your child is looking for a summer opportunities check these out!

Many Summer Camps and experiences are looking for diversity in their participants. We will be updating you as we receive information that may be useful to you and your child. If you have questions or are aware of any camps or additional summer opportunities please notify us via email(s) found on the contact us page!

Camps can assist the students in learning and provide valuable out of school experiences. Many offer financial assistance and some even offer a per diem as well as the opportunity to travel.

Camp Name/Program

Chippewa National Forest Youth Conservation Corp (YCC) Program:

  • June 12- August 4, 2017 - Available for students age 15 by June 11, 2017 and not 19 by August 5, 2017
  • Both males and females will be chosen - Enrollees accepted will be paid $9.50/hr for five 8 hour days/week. Those participating will receive approximately 2 hours of environmental training per week.
  • Application must be postmarked by: March 15, 2017
  • Mail application to: Lynn Dee Stangel, Chippewa National Forest 200 Ash Ave NW Cass Lake, MN 56633
  • lstangel@fs.fed.us or call 218-335-8640

Nandagikendan (Seek to Learn) Academy at Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College:

  • June 26-29, 2017 -For students in Grades 9-12 - Week long program that focuses on the college experience Register by June 9, 2017
  • For more Information contact: Tara Graves, Director; Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College 2101 14th Street Cloquet, MN 55720
  • tgraves@fdltcc.edu or 218-879-0701

Indigenous Health and Wellness Days - University of Wisconsin Madison

  • April 20-21, 2017 - For students in 6th -12th Grades! Free event to learn about science and health profession through hands-on activities, tours, and cultural activities.
  • Registration website

American Indian Science Scholars Week

  • July 23-August 2, 2017 - FREE CAMP - For high school students (sophomore or junior) who have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and live in Wisconsin, Michigan, or Minnesota.
  • 10 day on-campus experience for American Indian Students to experience college life.
  • Register at: http://www.glitc.org/forms/narch/app.-aissw.-2017.pdf (printable form to be mailed)