Gov. Dayton and education leaders hold American Indian Education Summit

The state’s first American Indian Education Summit is under way today in St. Paul, with the goal to “bring together tribal and state education leaders, as well as key stakeholders, to address barriers and challenges currently facing the state’s Indian students.”

Officials say the day-long event will also look at ways to “begin developing shared strategies to improve student achievement and outcomes for Indian children.”

Keynote speakers are Dr. Denise Juneau, state superintendent of Montana’s Office of Public Instruction, and Commissioner Kevin Lindsey from the Department of Human Rights.

The conference was convened by Gov. Mark Dayton and sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Education, the Tribal Nations Education Committee, the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, the North Central Comprehensive Center and the Minnesota Humanities Center.

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Dennis Tester on 01/09/2012 - 02:00 pm.

    If you Google “American Indian Education Summit” like I did to try to see an agenda, you’ll learn that these summits have been going on in Indian country for years, with the same stated goals and objectives.

    And nothing ever changes but the names of the politicians and bureaucrats who are invited to speak who can then say they “did something” about it.

  2. Submitted by Dominique Norma on 12/26/2012 - 11:57 pm.

    Officials say the day-long circumstance will also countenance at slipway to “get developing distributed strategies to modify examiner action and outcomes for Amerindian children

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