Indian Education Department

BPS Indian Education Department

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Who We Are

The BPS Indian Education Department engages, supports, and advocates on behalf of the Native American students, families, communities of the Pueblos and Tribes represented within the District of Bernalillo Public Schools. We do so by providing robust educational experiences that acknowledge, connect with, honor and uplift the diverse, unique values community, cultural, linguistic of Native American students.

Monthly Calendar

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PAC @ 6pm

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Jim Thorpe Run, registration closes

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Sandia Feast Day

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Jim Thorpe Run

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Upcoming Events

>> June 2024 <<

Thu 6/13
Feast Day (St. Anthony)
Sandia Pueblo

Sat 6/15
Jim Thorpe Run
5K, 2 mile, Kids 1K, 200m Toddler dash
Southwestern Polytechnic Institute
9169 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120

>> July 2024 <<

Mon 7/8
Native Parent Committee, Regular Session
BPS District Boardroom
560 S. Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM
6:00pm

Sun 7/14
Feast Day (St. Bonaventure)
Cochiti Pueblo

Mon 7/15
Application Deadline

Bob Chavez Scholarship for the Arts
(see flyer below)


Pre-College Summit Begins
American Indian College Fund
Virtual Webinar
(see below for sign-up)

Mon 7/22
Native Parent Committee, Work Session
BPS District Boardroom
560 S. Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM
6:00pm

Friday 7/26
Feast Day (St. Anne)
Santa Ana Pueblo

>> August 2024 <<

Fri 8/2
Feast Day (St. Persingula)
Jemez Pueblo

Sun 8/4
Feast Day (St. Dominic)
Kewa Pueblo

Mon 8/12
Native Parent Committee, Regular Session
BPS District Boardroom
560 S. Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM
6:00pm

Scholarship Notice

B. Chavez Scholarship, p. 1

Scholarship Notice

Scholarship, p. 2

Scholarship Notice

Scholarship, p. 3

American Indian College Fund


This FREE three week virtual webinar from the American Indian College Fund's First Year Experience(FYE) Program will cover multiple topics to help you prepare for starting your higher education journey.

This webinar will be held from July 15th, 2024 to August 2nd, 2024.

Virtual Summit Flyer

Pre-College Summit

Contact Us

Francis Vigil

Indian Education Director

fvigil@bernalillops.org

Contact me for:

  • Cultural competency framework

  • Educational programs targeting tribal students

  • Student needs assessment

  • Indigenous curriculum for tribal students

  • Indigenous research, evaluation measures for tribal students

  • Technical assistance for tribal departments

  • Financial reporting

  • School district consultations

  • MOUs and MOAs with Pueblo governments

  • Federal Indian Policies & Procedures

  • Accountability for the Indian Education Act

  • Tribal Education Status Report

  • Indian Education Committee

  • Parent Advisory Committee

  • Federal grants: applications, annual reports

Jared Lesansee

Indian Education Coordinator

jlesansee@bernalillops.org

Contact me for:

  • Student engagement opportunities

  • Student recognition efforts

  • Student voice/youth councils

  • Student communication strategies

  • Student advisement strategies

  • Increasing student participation in clubs, activities, athletics

  • Summer enrichment opportunities

  • Student letters of recommendation

  • Scholarship application support

  • Competitive college admissions

  • The Daily Mile program (elementary schools)

  • Marathon Kids program (elementary schools)

  • Community Fun Run/Walk

  • Promoting community events