Wayzata Public Schools

Native American Education

Working to support Wayzata's mission of excellence for each and every student for Indigenous students through culturally-relevant and equitable educational opportunities.

Wayzata Indigenous Advisory Committee (WIAC)

The Wayzata Indigenous Advisory Committee (WIAC) guides Wayzata Public Schools in matters pertaining to Native American Education. The WIAC welcomes new faces and encourages broad participation and collaboration to achieve a thriving community that is supportive of our Indigenous children and their families. Membership in the WIAC is limited to parents of Indigenous students as well as high school students who identify as Indigenous.

Our Goals

  • Develop intercultural awareness throughout the Wayzata community to include students, families, teachers and staff.
  • To support academic and cultural growth in our Indigenous students.

What Services are Available for My Children?


Wayzata High senior working to bolster Native American education

Ojibwe student Sofia Vanderlan has been working to bolster Native American education in the district. Vanderlan has spent the past three summers living with her grandmother on the Grand Portage Reservation in northeastern Minnesota.

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Rebecca Kittelson
Inclusion Coordinator

2023-24 WIAC Meeting Dates

  • October 11, 2023
  • December 13, 2023
  • January 17, 2024
  • March 13, 2024
  • May 22, 2024

All meetings will be held at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom.

Bylaws and Minutes

Pre-School Readiness

College Readiness

The Wayzata Indigenous Advisory Committee works in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Education Office of American Indian Education.