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First Nations Studies Program

First Nations Studies provides services at schools with concentrations of First Nations students.First Nations Studies Program

First Nations Studies is funded through an Education Formula Grant to Milwaukee Public Schools by the US Department of Education, Office of Indian Education (Title VII of Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Part A, Subpart 1). The amount of the grant is determined by the number of First Nations students whose parents/guardians have completed and submitted to First Nations Studies a Title VII Student Eligibility Certification form. This can be done anytime during the year.

First Nations Studies provides:

  • Classroom academic assistance
  • Tutoring
  • Special education support
  • Parent workshops and support
  • District and community cultural workshopsFirst Nations Studies Program
  • Assistance with authentic cultural resource materials
  • After-school reading program
  • Information on resources available to First Nations families
  • Assistance to teachers on incorporating culture into the classroom
  • Act 31 training for teachers
  • Language revitalization classes

To find out more about the First Nations Studies program or to request a Student Eligibility Certification form, please contact Talia Rosales, program secretary, at 414-902-7312.

Wisconsin Act 31 is a set of statutory requirements put in place as a guide for all school districts in the state of Wisconsin. Wisconsin Act 31 is meant to support teachers and educators on how to integrate culture into the curriculum and how to collect and utilize authentic First Nations instructional materials.

For further information, please refer to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's American Indian Studies & Wisconsin Act 31 PowerPoint presentation.


Mailing Address: 
971 W. Windlake Avenue
Room 122
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Phone: 414-902-7312               
Fax: 414-902-7317

Program Coordinator:
Richanda Kaquatosh

Program Secretary:
Talia Rosales


First Nations Parent Advisory Committee

Future meeting dates:

  • January 23, 2018
  • May 22, 2018

For meeting times and location information, please contact First Nations Studies Program at 414-902-7312.

Download a First Nations Parent Advisory Committee Membership Application.



For more information, please click on the scholarship name

Chief Simon Kahquados Scholarship

Delores Pemma Scholarship

Lois Crowe Scholarship

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