Native American Programs

  • Medicine WheelProgram description: At Brooklyn Center Community Schools, our Native American Programs* connect Indigenous students with cultural activities focused on Native American values, traditions, arts, and language. Throughout the school year, Drum & Dance alternates weeks with Language & Culture (Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school), leading to a spring Pow Wow with Osseo schools. Students can also opt into homework help, culturally specific social/emotional support, college & career exploration, and off-site learning experiences (field trips). We warmly welcome Indigenous family, school community members, and high school students to join our AIPAC (American Indian Parent Advisory Committee).

    Contact: Ellen Morehouse,, Jena Carlson,, Clarissa Leino,

    Important documents:


    AIPAC Updates:

    Here are our notes from October’s meetingThe next meeting will be virtual:



      • Native American programs will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 17 with Drum & Dance. There will be no programs the week of Nov. 8. 
      • Would you like to join the planning committee for Native American Heritage Month? Email
      • Students, would you like to share your story? Please see this flyer and email
      • The Minnesota Department of Education shared this survey opportunity for Indigenous parents to share their child care needs and the context in which parents make decisions about their child care arrangements. 


    *Our students chose Native American Programs as the title for our community and activities as a preferred alternative to the commonly used Indian Education Program.