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In the Indian Education Program at Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Schools, our goal is to create an education experience for American Indian students that will lead to success in the future while maintaining a strong cultural foundation.
Rodney White - Cultural Liaison
Theresa Jordan - Academic Paraprofessional
Stephanie Roy - Academic Paraprofessional
Michael Anderson - Director
Red Lake Tribal Justice Day
Red Lake Tribal Justice Day
Friday, September 14 - Tribal Justice Day
Fifteen WHA Native American students attended The Red Lake Schools Tribal Justice Day.
The Honorable Justice Anne McKieg was our host. She is the first Native American Supreme Court Justice in the country. She was raised in Federal Dam. Three other justices also attended and held workshops for our students. What a great trip.
What We Do
The Indian Education Program is a state and federally funded program designed to empower American Indian parents and students to find success in reaching their educational goals. Recognizing the many challenges facing American Indian children in the education arena, the Indian Education Program promotes parental and community participation to assist in identifying and finding solutions to these Challenges. The identified challenges and solutions will guide the direction of the Indian Education Program.

The Indian Education Program at WHA provides for:

Daily tutoring
Academic and Career Counseling
Special Education Coordination
Student Advocacy for eligible American Indian Students
The Indian Education Program will seek to promote cultural understanding and cooperation throughout the entire WHA education community for the benefit and success of all students while meeting the needs of the American Indian students.

LIEC Meetings

about 1 year ago

By Michael Anderson

LIEC Meeting

Agenda - December, 12, 2018 

Change of Location due to funeral at the Onigum Community Center -Now  4:00pm at the High School

Michael Anderson, Director

·         The IEPP report for the Minnesota Department of Education State was complete and submitted on October 1, 2018.  All IEPP reports in the State of Minnesota were returned to the districts that have Native American populations.  WHA data is/was corrected by staff and confirmed by the state.  Our corrections are/were directly related to the number of Native American students who were on our records but left prior to the testing dates. Twenty-one students left WHA schools before March of 2018.

·         The Leech Lake Youth Leadership group is still on hold until the leech Lake Tribal Government confirms new leadership in program areas. 

·         K-12 Pizza Party for students with positive attendance and grades – Tuesday, December 11.

·         Continuing 506 document collection.

·         Several New students have joined WHA schools and are now on the Indian Education Caseload. A few have transferred out of the district. We are processing our new head count.


·         Mr. Rodney White and Michael Anderson met with the Director of Education for the Leech Lake Tribe.  Laurie Harper welcomed us to her office on Tuesday, November 27.

Visit from Justice Anne McKeig
Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Anne McKeig visited school at the request of American Indian Students.
She shared her life story and encouraged all students to dream big and work hard.
See the photos Included.