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American Indian Parent Advisory Committee

The American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC) is comprised of parents and former students in the STMA community. 

The focus of AIPAC is to meet the educational needs of American Indian students enrolled in STMA schools.

The purpose of AIPAC is to:

  • Discuss the needs of American Indian students enrolled in the district;
  • Provide recommendations for programming/services/activities for American Indian students and their families;
  • Ensure the District’s educational programming is adequately meeting the needs of American Indian students; and
  • Inform the District Advisory Committee of the district’s strengths and areas of needed improvements for American Indian students and their families.

The East is in YELLOW which represents spring, new beginnings, and arrival into the world.

The South is RED, representing summer, adolescence, the heat of the season, and building identities.

The West is BLACK for autumn, adult years, making our own decisions, and developing our own values.

The North is WHITE for winter, purity, enlightenment,  the time we become elders, and a time to return to the spirit world.

MOTHER EARTH represents our connection to life.

FATHER SKY is the present world we’re living in and the world we’re moving toward.

The MEDICINE WHEEL refers to your physical and spiritual state.  The center of the wheel represents the balance we strive to achieve between our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual sides. The STMA AIPAC LOGO serves to give a sense of individual identity within a larger organization.

2023-2024 Meeting Dates

  • Monday, September 11-5:00-8:00 pm
  • Monday, October 9-5:00-6:30 pm
  • Monday, November 13-5:00-6:30 pm
  • Monday, January 8-5:00-6:30 pm
  • Monday, February 12-5:00-6:30 pm
  • Monday, March 11-5:00-6:30 pm
  • Monday, April 8-5:00-6:30 pm
  • Monday, May 13-5:00-6:30 pm

We meet in the District Staff Development Room in Middle School West which can be accessed through Door A by the District Office.  Head straight down the hall and the room is on the left about ¾ of the way down the hall.

For more information, contact Jamie Wiitala, Director of Teaching and Learning or Monica Seckerson, AIPAC Chairperson.

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