American Indian Education

The American Indian Education Program is committed to working together with parents and families in order to meet the unique educational and cultural needs of students of American Indian heritage.

The goals and activities are determined with assistance and guidance provided by the District's American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC) as well as ongoing community needs assessments conducted by the program. If you are interested in joining the Parent Committee and/or learning more about the American Indian Education Program, please contact our office.


  • Academic assistance
  • Culturally relevant activities
  • Access to supportive relationships
  • Youth development activities
  • Life skills guidance
  • Family literacy events
  • Lending library - all Native authors!
  • Postsecondary preparation
  • Community gatherings
  • Summer programming

Who is eligible to participate?

There is no cost to participate, and any student with American Indian ancestry who fits one of the following qualifications is eligible:

  • enrolled member of a recognized tribe
  • parent is an enrolled member of a recognized tribe
  • grandparent is an enrolled member of a recognized tribe

A 506 form must be filled out by the legal guardian and be on file with our American Indian Education Office. All information is confidential. These forms generate program funding for your child and all the Native American students attending Bloomington Public Schools.

American indian Education 506 Form

American Indian Parent Advisory Committee

The American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC) is a dedicated group of parents, grandparents and caregivers of American Indian children. High school students are also encouraged to participate.

The committee serves as a vital link between the American Indian community and Bloomington Public Schools.

Dates for Organizational Meetings


Hiedi Hecker
American Indian Education Coordinator

Clarissa Seidl
American Indian Education Specialist

Marissa Johnson
American Indian Education Specialist

American Indian Education, ISD 271
Pond Center
9600 3rd Avenue South, Room 205B
Bloomington, MN 55420