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It’s been my pleasure to serve the St. Paul Indian Community as the Lead Teacher and now the Program Supervisor for the Indian Education program. The main aspect of my position is to oversee all of our program services, and support our program grant funding through grant management and grant reporting. My passion is cultural education. American Indian culture, language, and history are subjects that are seldom taught in the classrooms. If you think about it, for most people in America, education from the elementary to college level, there are few courses offered that include an American Indian perspective. Well, things are going to change soon. The new Minnesota State standards in Social Studies will now include “contributions of Minnesota American Indians” in all K-12 Social Studies course work. I have been working closely with the many district department to provide district staff with an American Indian perspective. It is my hope that our American Indian perspective is incorporated into the dailey work of all staff within SPPS, and that all students attending SPPS will have the opportunity to learn accurate information about American Indian people, instead of relying on the stereotypes and misrepresented images that we as Indian people are portrayed as in movies and the media. This is truly an exciting time for the Saint Paul Indian Education Program.