The American Indian Studies (AIS) Program provides the opportunity for ALL students, of any and all cultures, to learn American Indian history, literature, art, and language from a Native perspective. Both Ojibwe and Lakota languages are offered at Harding High School. All AIS classes meet district and state content standards, and have been developed as rigorous, yet culturally competent courses.
Through collaboration with the Saint Paul Indian Education Program, we offer additional support for American Indian students, including attendance and grade monitoring, college and career exploration, tutoring, and Support class.
Ojibwe Language Level 1, 2, and 3 (College credit offered for Level 3 through Fond du Lac Tribal College)
Lakota Language Level 1 and 2
American Indian Voices (English Language Arts)
American Indian History Level 1 and 2
American Indian Art, Beginning, Advanced, and Studio
American Indian AVID Support
Graduate with a Distinction In American Indian Studies:
Saint Paul Public Schools is proud to offer a “Distinction in American Indian Studies.” Much like college students choosing a major field of study, secondary students may choose to specialize in American Indian Studies (AIS). Students in the program have the same graduation requirements as their peers, but they elect to learn about Native culture and language, history and art, and they are involved in the Native community. With the successful completion of program criteria, students will earn the “Distinction in American Indian Studies” mark on their final transcripts and their honor will be noted at the Indian Education and Harding High School graduation ceremonies.
"WATER IS LIFE" POWWOW
Friday, Oct 14 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Harding High School
FREE ** Open to the pubic.
Join us! All students, parents, and community are welcome to attend.
In support of our protectors in Standing Rock, we will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items, water, grooming supplies, and/or money. This powwow is a time to celebrate through singing and dancing, and a time to connect with the community. We'll have Singers, Dancers, community resource tables, and vendor tables.
The powwow is being hosted by the Harding American Indian Studies Program, in collaboration with the Indian Education Program (SPPS).
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Held at American Indian Magnet School* from 6 - 8 pm on the following dates:
*American Indian Magnet School; 1075 Third St E; St Paul, MN 55106