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Posted February 23, 2015

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APS Hosts Historic Indian Education Meeting

Tribal leaders joined APS Native American students to talk about education success.

Albuquerque Public Schools held a historic Indian Education meeting last week, inviting all tribal leaders and the presidents of the Navajo Nation, Jicarilla Apache Nation, and the Mescalero Apache Tribe to meet to discuss the education of Native American students.

“This was an important day for Albuquerque Public Schools,” said Superintendent Dr. Brad Winter.  “We need to work to ensure that all students are moving forward in their education success, and we must not forget our Native American students.”

The group heard from students like Janai Campos, a senior at Albuquerque High School who is also a member of the Pueblo of Isleta. Campos told those in attendance, “My culture is part of who I am and cannot be ignored. It has helped me to get to where I am, not only as a student but as a person and will be part of me forever.”

Dr. Daisy Thompson, APS director of Indian Education, reviewed the numerous services and programs for Native American students who attend district schools. 

“This meeting is the beginning of a long awaited journey to engage our tribal leaders from across the state, so that we may join together to improve the education of our Native American students," Dr. Thompson said.

APS formed its Indian Education Department in 1974. The meeting was put on by the Indian Education Department and the Office of Equity and Engagement.

The next Indian Education meeting will be held on April 28. 

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