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St. Francis Area Schools
A PreK-12 public school district serving the communities of Athens Township, Andover, Bethel, East Bethel, Linwood Township, Nowthen, Oak Grove, St. Francis and Stanford Township

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American Indian Education Activities coming in January
Posted 12/17/2018 02:00PM

January will be a busy month for the American Indian Education program.

Starting January 9 and continuing each Wednesday until January 30, the St. Francis Area Schools American Indian Education Program is offering regalia making classes to all our Native students and their families.

Participants will learn about the history and meaning of different regalia outfits, design and make their own regalia.

Sewing machines and scissors will be provided. We have a small selection of ribbon, yarn, beads and fabric for anyone to use. Participants will need to supply some of their own materials.

Classes are held January 9, 16, 23, 30 at 2:30-7:30 p.m. This is a drop-in class, and participants are able to join at anytime. The class is free, and students can register by returning the registration form to their school office.

On January 12, St. Francis Area Schools will host the Northern Indigenous Winter Games at the St. Francis High School. Check-in is at 12:30 p.m., with game play 1-4 p.m.

Games include: Ojibwe Lacrosse on Ice, Double Ball on Snow, Shinny on Snow, Snowsnake, Oneida Football, Crow Arrows, Snowshoe (provided or bring your own), Winter Trekking (bring your own toboggan or sled), Eskimo Tug of War, Inuit Games

FREE and Open to Area Youth and Adults • Age Group Competition (with awards) Dress for the weather! Younger youth need to be supervised by adults.

For more information about these events or the American Indian Education program, contact Carline Sargent, 763-213-1575 or

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