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Northland Community Schools UNITY students go to Denver, CO

Northland Community School UNITY students spent a week in Denver, CO attending leadership training, presentations, and learning workshops. United Nation Indian Tribal Youth or UNITY is a leadership program supported by the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe tobacco prevention program.

Congratulations to Cecelia McKeig 2016 MIEA Lifetime Achievement Award!

In November 2017, Cecelia McKeig was honored by the Minnesota Indian Education Association (MIEA) by winning the lifetime achievement award for 2016! This award was given to Cec for her dedication and many years of service to the Northland Community Schools as the Indian Education Director. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Steve White! 2016 MIEA Tribal Official of the Year!

Steve White was nominated by Leah Monroe for the Minnesota Indian Education Association Tribal Official of the Year! Congratulations!

Students participate in We Act!

The Indian Education at Northland Community Schools also participates in the We Act Program. Where students learn about and participate in helping to create change in both local and world wide issues.

The Program

Millions of young people across the globe don’t have the most basic things that we often take for granted: food, clean water, education. The challenges that poverty and inequality create are so large that solutions can only come from our collective effort. Action by young people across North America and the UK that tackles both local and global issues is the strongest step towards a more fair and fulfilled world. Free The Children seeks to create systemic change by empowering a generation of active global citizens to change the world on whatever issues they care about.

We Act is a comprehensive service learning program that empowers a generation to care about local and global issues. The program, which includes We Day and Free The Children campaigns, provides the practical tools needed to turn that inspiration into at least one local and one global action to benefit the issues and causes that youth care about. Designed to enhance a school’s existing service learning initiatives or to spark new ones, We Act transforms school communities through positive changes in student behavior, heightened engagement and the belief that it’s cool to care.

We Act provides:

  • Service campaigns addressing various local and global issues accompanied by pre-packaged resources and supported by social media.
  • Educational resources. Built as issues-based modules, lesson plans can be easily implemented into classrooms, after-school programs, and family learning.
  • Action kits designed to provide tangible steps to take action on the issues youth and educators care most about.
  • Online resources. The ultimate resource for youth, educators and families alike, is a one-stop shop for discovering one’s passion, learning about issues and taking action on ANY cause.

Battle of Sugar Point Annual Field Trip

  • On September 16th Indian Education organized and helped sponsor the annual history field trip to the historical battle grounds tour of the Battle of Sugar Point of 1898. This field trip brought all students in grades 6 and 9 to visit the sight and hear historical presentations of “The Battle of Sugar Point”. 

Elementary Ojibwe

Teaching Ojibwe
Indian Education teaches basic Ojibwe language to every class in Pre-K and Kindergarten students once a week, and 1st grade to 6th grade once a month.

Ojibwe release time

Currently, elementary students participating in Ojibwe release time class, have learned Ojibwe and cultural topics on animal/fish wildlife, and locally grown foods using Ojibwe language, activities and stories. 

2017-2018 Northland Community Schools Princess & Brave Royalty

Princess Danaesha F. & Brave Landon M.

Teaching the Ojibwe Language

Leah Monroe, a Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe member and Native Nation Rebuilder, talks to Lakeland News about how bringing Ojibwe language to Remer public schools is helping to build understanding across cultures.

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In January 2017, Leah Monroe was given a gift from the Working Together Coalition (WTC) for her positive efforts at Northland Community Schools.

Northland Eagles Drum Group were honored to sing for the welcoming of Charles E. Schmidt, National Commander of The American Legion. Hosted by the Bena Post at the Northern Lights event center in Walker, MN on February 7th, 2017