Indian Affairs Council - State of MN
Provides an overview of the 11 American Indian Ojibwe and Dakota tribes of Minnesota.
Tribal Directory List
Contains the contact information for over 500 federally recognized Native Nations.
World's Best Workforce
Bemidji Area Schools Plan
Minnesota Indian Gaming Association
The Minnesota Indian Gaming Association (MIGA) was established in 1987 to help member tribes exchange information, address shared concerns, and educate the public, media and elected officials on tribal gaming and other issues of importance to tribal governments.
US Department of the Interior - Indian Affairs
Indian Affairs (IA) is the oldest bureau of the United States Department of the Interior. Established in 1824, IA currently provides services (directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts) to approximately 1.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. There are 566 federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Natives in the United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is responsible for the administration and management of 55 million surface acres and 57 million acres of subsurface minerals estates held in trust by the United States for American Indian, Indian tribes, and Alaska Natives. Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) provides education services to approximately 42,000 Indian students.
National Congress of American Indians
NCAI was established in 1944 in response to the termination and assimilation policies the US government forced upon tribal governments in contradiction of their treaty rights and status as sovereign nations. To this day, protecting these inherent and legal rights remains the primary focus of NCAI.
Northwest Indian Community Development Center
We are a native-controlled 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1989 as an Occupation Industrialization Center in response to American Indian economic disparities in the region, delivering training and education opportunities to American Indian and low income families. In 2011, NWIOIC reorganized as community development model, offering a wide range of Anishinaabe informed services to more effectively meet the needs of Indigenous people, families and communities.
Resources for People Living without Shelter
Night/Day Time Shelter, free meals, medical, housing, and other area supports.
This website contains information about the ACT, what scores mean, and ways students can prepare for the test as well as student blogs where students share their opinions about the importance of being ready for the ACT. Students can also register to take the ACT. Students must create an account in order to register for the ACT and access their scores.
FAFSA Website (Free Application For Student Aid)
Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school.
Native American Scholarships and College Guide
Native American Scholarships and College Guide provided by Maryville University.
Bemidji High School Career Center
Student/Family resource center for secondary education.
Native American Scholarship Database
SY: 2018-19 Listing of various state and national scholarship opportunities for American Indian students.
SY: 2019-20 Listing of Various state and national scholarship opportunities for American Indain students.
Cobell Scholarship Application
Apply through the American Indian Graduate Center.
Awarded to US Federally-recognized American Indian students.
Various opportunities are available with rolling dates.
American Indian Graduate Center Scholarships
Resource for High School Students: Paying For College (Native American Version)
This resource provides scholarship information to encourage and promote post-secondary education for Native students, to promote networking opportunities for Native Americans, and to raise awareness and appreciation for the contributions made by Native Americans to our society.
MN Tribal Scholarship Map
This map provides the contact information of the individuals who work for the Education and Scholarship Departments for the Ojibwe and Dakota Nations in the state of Minnesota.
Ethel Curry Scholarship Application
The Ethel Curry Scholarship is available to American Indian students who are attending a Minnesota Institution of Higher Education at the junior, senior or graduate level. To qualify, students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and apply for assistance from the Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program.
Minnesota Indian Scholarship
Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program provides post-secondary financial assistance to eligible Minnesota resident students who are of one-fourth or more Indian ancestry and demonstrate financial need for an award.
In order to qualify for this scholarship, you must...
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Endowed Scholarship
The SMSC scholarship program supports incoming University of Minnesota first-year and transfer students with demonstrated financial need. Scholarships may also be awarded to newly-admitted graduate and professional students in specific disciplines.
National Indian Education Association- Scholarship Opportunities
NIEA works to ensure that every Native student knows about funding opportunities to help them succeed in their academic career.
Scholarship list specific to American Indian students. Other scholarships can be searched as well.
American Indian OIC
MNREA Scholarship Assistance
This guide includes scholarships and financial assistance available for Native American students as well as resources on a variety of topics.
Summer Opportunities for High School Native Youth
Summer Opportunities for American Indian high school students - Compiled by Kerrie Troseth of St. Paul Public Schools - Indian Education Department.