Title VI Indian Education Program

  • Title VI Indian Education Summer Program Offerings Information and Interest Survey Sign-Up

    Summer program offerings for students in the Title VI Indian Education Program are invited to participate in the following summer opportunities: 

    Also, PPS is offering:

    NAYA 9th Grade Counts Program Information

    Interested in teaching or leading Title VI Indian Education summer program offerings? Please complete this form to share your interest in participating in Indian Education summer programming during June 20th - August 12th 2022. We understand there are many opportunities available this summer. However, we are seeking specific leaders in our Native community to support our Indian Education summer program. Your responses will help us develop our summer program offerings for the summer 2022.  Thank you.

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  • PPS Title VI Indian Education
    Needs Assessment for the 2022-2023 School Year
    Please help us determine the future services and activities for the Title VI Indian Education Program by completing the following survey.
    Completion of this survey by APRIL 27TH, 2022 will enter you into a drawing for 1 out of 20 $20 gift cards!
    Thank you for taking the time to help inform the future of the PPS Title VI Indian Education Program.
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  • Indian Education By Laws April 2022

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  • Klahowya! Osiyo! Halito!

    The Title VI Indian Education Project provides supplementary education support to students of documented American Indian ancestry representing over 100 U.S. tribes. Our project provides cultural education to connect students with their Native history, cultures and traditions, instilling pride and confidence to achieve challenging academic standards.

    The purpose of the Portland Public Schools Title VI Indian Education Act Project is to improve the academic success of American Indian/Alaska Natives through supplemental services that support the culturally related learning needs of project enrolled children and youth. Portland's Title VI Project is focused on three major areas:


    1. Improved academic achievement
    2. Increased student retention
    3. Increased Native cultural awareness/connections


    Visit the Indian Education Project Office in Jefferson High School!

    An extensive collection of Indian Education resources is located in the Project's Resource Library which is used by Native families, students, and district staff to access enriching curricular and instructional materials and support resources.


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(503) 916-6499

Sunshine Guzman (Shoshone-Bannock)
Student Success Advocate
503.916.6499 x71125
Valerie Nelson (Ft. Peck Dakota/Lakota)
Community Agent
503.916.6499 x71118
Program Director
Jeidah DeZurney (Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians)
Student Success Advocate

  • To Apply

    • Fill out a 506 Enrollment Form 
    • Email it to indianeducation@pps.net
    • OR mail to 5210 N Kerby Ave. Portland, OR 97217
    • Student must be enrolled in PPS school or contracted program
    • Student must meet federal eligibility requirements (student, parent or grandparent enrolled in a State or Federally-recognized Tribe/Band/Nation)