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American Indian Education


Program Description

This program is designed to address the unique cultural, language, and educationally related academic needs of American Indian/Alaskan Native students.

SLCSD American Indian Education program is federally grant-based. Yearly funding is determined by the number of 506 forms completed, signed and submitted by the AI/AN students in the school district. If parents or students have questions about the 506 form, please contact the coordinator for more details and assistance.

Program Benefits

  • Tutoring for students who need reinforcement in reading, math, or any academic skills
  • Quarterly meetings with the Coordinator  
  • Cultural family activities and potlucks
  • Financial assistance with academics (determined case by case)
  • Provide information on scholarships, FAFSA, internships, summer camps, and leadership opportunities
  • Recognition and honoring students who are excelling and making academic achievements
  • Activities to educate individuals concerning substance abuse, suicide, and mental health issues.

What we offer


If your child is struggling in school and you believe they can benefit from tutoring, mentorship, or weekly meetings with the Coordinator, please contact the Coordinator.

Cultural Activities

We will provide Native American cultural nights to promote family and community togetherness. Activities will be based on learning Native American customs, crafts, and music.

Parent Committee

Please join our parent committee! We encourage participation in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of program activities. The committee meets once a month.


Lornie Pinnecoose

Lornie Pinnecoose

Title Vi Indian Ed Program Coordinator
Jewel Nez

Jewel Nez

Student Advocate