Stillwater Native American Parent Advisory Committee

Online Resources for Educators, Parents and Families

December 2017

Education

Minnesota Department of Education, Indian Education

http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/indian/

The Minnesota Department of Education, Office of Indian Education, provides information, resources, support and oversight to district, charter, and tribal contract schools throughout the state of Minnesota…Our goal is to provide meaningful, intentional, and targeted educational opportunities to every American Indian student, while at the same time fostering cultural identity and pride.

Independent School District 622, American Indian Education

http://www.ojibwe-dakota-in-mn.com/

This curriculum was gathered and developed from many wonderful people both past and present who shared their knowledge with us. We owe whatever success we have to their generosity and wisdom.

Minnesota Humanities Center

https://mnhum.org/

The Minnesota Humanities Center is a statewide nonprofit and full service event center located in St. Paul, Minnesota. We collaborate with organizations and people through education, partnerships, and public programs to inspire community conversations, forge deep connections, and illuminate authentic, diverse voices across the state — especially those left out, marginalized, or otherwise absent from our education and public awareness.

National Museum of the American Indian – Smithsonian Institution

http://www.nmai.si.edu/

NMAI is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the Native cultures of the Western Hemisphere through partnership with Native people and others. The museum works to support the continuance of culture, traditional values, and transitions in contemporary Native life.

Tribal

Minnesota Indian Tribes

https://mn.gov/portal/government/tribal/mn-indian-tribes/

In Minnesota, there are seven Anishinaabe (Chippewa, Ojibwe) reservations and four Dakota (Sioux) communities. Find links to the web sites of those communities that have web sites. Also included are links to other valuable resources.

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)

http://www.ncai.org/

Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities.

NCAI, a non-profit organization, advocates for a bright future for generations to come by taking the lead to gain consensus on a constructive and promising vision for Indian Country. The organization’s policy issues and initiatives are driven by the consensus of our diverse membership, which consists of American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments, tribal citizens, individuals, and Native and non-Native organizations.

Language

James Vukelich ‘Kaagegaabaw’ is a Native American speaker, educator & linguist.

http://kizhenaabeg.weebly.com/about-jameskaagegaabaw.html

http://www.jamesvukelich.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/kizhenaabeg

https://www.facebook.com/jamesvukelichkaagegaabaw/

My Websites

These are some examples of Websites that I have developed for both myself and other organizations and schools in the community.

 

https://sites.google.com/site/jamesvukelich/

This is the first site that I made for a school.  It is also the site that gets the most traffic!  This is the site that we use for the Native Language Literacy Site at Anishinaabe Academy.

http://www.pieducators.com/node/218

This page is my sole contribution to this great website, but it is one that I am very proud of!  The P.I.E. website has so many excellent resources available to the community and world. I am really pleased with how this page turned out and that anyone who visits the P.I.E website can learn Ojibwe.

https://sites.google.com/site/kizhenaabeg/michif

Michif is a language that is very important to me.  It is a heritage Language for me as a Métis person, and it was the main focus of my graduate studies in linguistics.  I am very pleased to be able to share with you some of the sounds and phrases of this magnificent Language!

https://sites.google.com/site/dakotaanishinaabeacademy/web

Hau!  Here are some of the online Daḳota language materials I have developed   The materials here were created by Neil McKay at the University of Minnesota.  This project began while I was an immersion teacher at Anishinaabe Academy.  I had already developed online Ojibwe for the parents of our students.  This was done with the intention of helping the parents of the Daḳota students study the language.

Powwows

PowWows.com

http://www.powwows.com/  

We are your source for all types of Native American and Pow Wow information.

New to Pow Wows?  Looking to learn more about Native American culture? Start Here!

Drumhop.com

http://drumhop.com/mnpowwow.php

The focus of this site is American Indian music. Here you will find the largest online library of old music recordings. Drumhop also offers the most complete pow wow listings for Minnesota, Wisconsin, the Dakotas and Canada.

Special Interest

Twin Cities Native LaCrosse

http://twincitiesnativelacrosse.org/

https://www.facebook.com/Twin-Cities-Native-Lacrosse-1488367821441753/

Twin Cities Native Lacrosse is an organization focused on teaching youth the skills and culture around Native lacrosse. We offer a variety of opportunities to get involved with Our Game, including youth teams, special events, and learning opportunities.

New Native Theatre

http://newnativetheatre.org/

Based in the Twin Cities, New Native Theatre is a new way of looking at, thinking about, and staging Native American stories. Created in 2009 by playwright, Rhiana Yazzie, NNT produces, commissions, and devised authentic Native American stories for the stage which means NNT’s artists are intricately connected to the concerns and voices of their communities. NNT’s plays are shorthand meant to be played for its most vital audiences, Native people, because when specific stories are made for Native community itself, they become undeniably powerful for the broader community, too, no translations required.

News & Media

https://nativenewsonline.net/

https://www.facebook.com/nativenewsnetwork/

https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/

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