First Nations Studies Program
First Nations Studies provides services at schools with concentrations of First Nations students.
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
- Special education support
- Parent workshops and support
- District and community cultural workshops
- 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.