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American Indian Education

The Fridley Public Schools American Indian Education program is directly funded through Indian Education grants. The program is meant to increase student educational success and cultural appreciation through activities and support.

Eligibility for Title VII services are available to:

  • An enrolled member of a tribe, band or other organized group, including Alaskan and Hawaiian natives
  • A child of a parent or grandparent who is an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe or group of Indians.

If your child/children has any Native American background, please fill out these two forms (listed below) to the best of your ability. This parent letter explains the next steps.

Our services include:

  • Academic advising (6-12)
  • Parent Advisory Committee
  • Field trips
  • Cultural activities
  • College visits
  • Assistance in preparation for college or vocational training (6-12)


MIGIZI Support Services

Fridley Public Schools partners with MIGIZI to support our American Indian families. Click here to view a list of services


Native American Scholarship Database

There are many scholarships that are available for Native American high school students. 
Click here for more information and to view the list of scholarships


Jayna Gunderson

Indian Education Coordinator
Licensed School Counselor supporting American Indian Students
(763) 502-5046


American Indian Parent Advisory Committee 

All parents/guardians of American Indian students are encouraged to join the American Indian Parent Advisory Committee.  

There is currently no American Indian Parent Advisory Committee meeting scheduled. Please check back to this webpage regulary. Food is provided at committee meetings.  For more information, please email Jayna Gunderson at