American Indian Education empowers American Indian students and their families and enhances their potential through culture-based educational programming. The program reflects key values of families and staff:

1) Importance of our children;
2) Importance of education; and
3) Importance of American Indian culture and heritage.

Home involvement in education is enhanced through the American Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee.


Welcome Letter

Parent Letter

Osseo's 18th Annual American Indian Education Day & Wacipi flyer


Minnesota Indian History and Culture Curriculum Guides 2013icon pdf-sm | 2012icon pdf-sm | 2011icon pdf-sm | 2010icon pdf-sm

Indian Education: A culture-based intergenerational approach article in The American Indian Graduate journal

“Our Sacred Gifts” – Traditional Parent Training Model

Our Sacred Gifts Video - Part 1
Our Sacred Gifts Video - Part 2

Wopida - District 279 Foundation video
The District 279 Foundation supports our Annual Indian Education Day. In 2012, we showed our appreciation to the District 279 foundation by making the following short video at the 18th Annual Indian Education Day and Wacipi. Their support makes a difference to us, and we were happy to be able to show them how their dollar impacts student learning. Here it is for your enjoyment!

The long-awaited full-length pow wow video, "They Dance," is now available on YouTube. It is a documentary made in partnership with the ISD 279 Indian Education Program and North Hennepin Community College to give insight into some of the oldest knowledge on this continent. Each year we have a PowWow and this video was made to help students and the community understand the gathering as a welcoming and social event!

Bdote - Know Where You Are Video
Elders teach us to know who we are and WHERE we are. Ethan Neerdaels and Ramona Kitto Stately guide the viewers in a tour of Dakota sites in the Bdote area (Minneapolis-St. Paul). This video is part of the work of the Bdote Memory Map (, Facebook, Wordpress, Twitter, FlickR, etc).

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Permission Slip (For Secondary Students)

506 American Indian Identification Form 

All students must have the 506 American Indian Identification form on file in the American Indian Education office. If you have not completed the form for your student, please complete and send it to:

Osseo Area Schools 
American Indian Program 
11200 93rd Ave. N. 
Maple Grove, MN 55369


Ramona Kitto Stately
American Indian Culture and Language Specialist (6-12)

Ethan Neerdaels
American Indian Culture and Language Specialist (K-5)

Dr. Rev Hillstrom
Director, Educational Equity