Title VI Indian Education Program

  • 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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Talking Circle Newsletter

  • Talking Circle Newsletter

    The Indian Education Program staff will share monthly newsletters containing upcoming events, community events, important dates, student shout-outs, recipes, traditional stories, and a number of other community links/resources. The newsletter is sent via email to everyone, and also via mail to Indian Education families.

    Visit our monthly newsletter page to learn about community events, important dates, and more.



  • Program Application

    • 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, Federally-recognized, or select - terminated Tribe/Band/Nation)

Indian Education Resource Library


Gillian Murr (Walla Walla/Dakota)
Office: 503-916-6499
Cell: 971-387-6501
Valerie Nelson (Ft. Peck Dakota/Lakota)
Community Agent
503-916-6499 x71118
Sunshine Guzman (Shoshone-Bannock)
Student Success Advocate
503-916-6499 x71125
Michael Sanchez
Administrative Assistant
503-916-6499 x71113

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