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American Indian Parent Advisory Committee


Welcome parents, grandparents, caregivers and community members with school-aged American Indian children. The American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC) invites and encourages you to join and attend AIPAC meetings.


The mission of the American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC) is to assist and advise the Duluth Edison Charter Schools, Board of Education, and administration on all matters pertaining to the successful educational experience of American Indian children.

The American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC) is a group of parents, grandparents, caregivers and community members of American Indian children. The committee serves as a vital link between American Indian community and Duluth Edison Charter Schools.


Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.78 requires that all Minnesota school districts with 10 or more American Indian students have an American Indian Parent Committee. The committee serves in an advisory role to the school district. The Minnesota Department of Education provides technical assistance to districts and supports parent committees. (Source: Minnesota Department of Education website).

The American Indian Education Committee of the Duluth Edison Charter Schools serves to ensure that the unique and culturally related academic needs of American Indian students are being met.

The Purpose of AIPAC:

  • To afford parents the necessary information and opportunity to effectively express their views concerning all aspects of American Indian education and the educational needs of the American Indian children enrolled in the schools or programs.
  • To review programs offered and develop recommendations in consultation with the curriculum advisory committee.
  • To review policies and procedures in the district and submit to the School Board resolutions reflective of parent and community views of program offerings with applicable recommendations.

AIPAC Members



Email Address

Amber Stewart



Daryl Coons Jr.



Emily Silverness



Tammy Rackliffe




Meeting Dates

AIPAC meets monthly during the school year, 1st Monday of the month.

Meeting Locations 

The meetings are held at North Star Academy or Raleigh Academy.

North Star Academy – Conference Room
3301 Technology Drive
Duluth, MN 55811
(On Rice Lake Road at Technology Drive)

Raleigh Academy
5905 Raleigh Street
Duluth, MN 55807

AIPAC Newsletters

No. Newsletter Name Newsletter Link Updated
1 AIPAC Newsletter - April 2015.pdf AIPAC Newsletter - April & May 2015.pdf 04/23/2015
2 AIPAC Newsletter - March 2015.pdf AIPAC Newsletter - March 2015.pdf 02/25/2015
3 AIPAC Newsletter - December 2014.pdf AIPAC newsletter - December 2014.pdf 11/03/2014
4 AIPAC Newsletter - November 2014.pdf AIPAC newsletter - November 2014.pdf 11/03/2014
5 AIPAC Newsletter - September 2014.pdf AIPAC newsletter - September 2014.pdf 09/25/2014
6 AIPAC Newsletter - May 2014.pdf AIPAC newsletter - May 2014.pdf 05/19/2014
7 AIPAC Newsletter - April 2014.pdf AIPAC newsletter - April 2014.pdf 04/21/2014
8 AIPAC Newsletter - March 2014.pdf AIPAC newsletter - March 2014.pdf 03/27/2014


Resource Name Link
506 Form http://www2.ed.gov/programs/indianformula/506form.pdf
Minnesota Indian Education Association http://www.minnesotaindianeducation.org/
National Indian Education Association http://www.niea.org/
Indian Education-Duluth Public Schools-ISD 709 http://www.isd709.org/programs-services/indian-education
Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission http://www.glifwc.org/publications/index.html
Bemidji State University-American Indian Resource Center http://www.bemidjistate.edu/airc/shared_vision/
Minnesota Department of Education-Indian Education http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/StuSuc/IndianEd/index.html
Minnesota Tribes/Tribal Government https://mn.gov/portal/government/tribal/mn-indian-tribes/
American Indian Community Housing Organization-AICHO http://www.aicho.org/index.htm
Minnesota Native American Transition and Resource Directory http://www.corr.state.mn.us/publications/documents/
Duluth American Indian Commission http://www.duluthmn.gov/community_development/