Education

Mission

MISSION:

KBIC Education Department works together with students, families, and area schools to promote confident students and empower individuals to achieve their fullest potential to meet the challenges of today and the next seven generations.

For questions on any of the Education programs, contact:

                 Liz Julio, Education Director ljulio@kbic-nsn.gov

                 Liz Badke, Education Assistant lbadke@kbic-nsn.gov

 

EDUCATION COMMITTEE:

Serves as an advisory committee for the Education Department recognizing education is a vital role in strengthening our Keweenaw Bay Indian Community.

Teri Denomie, Chair

Lynn Haataja, Vice-Chair

Hope Laramore, Recordkeeper/Treasurer

Gary Loonsfoot Jr., Council Representation

Jennifer Heath

Sheila Royal

Liz Sherman

 

K-12

TUTORS: 

The KBIC tutors are based within the Baraga County public schools.  They offer support to enrolled KBIC students with services to include tutoring during school hours for grades K-12 and after school tutoring for grades 6-12.  They work closely with teachers, staff, and Title teachers to ensure that all student needs are best being met.

Baraga Area Schools:

Jennifer Westman, Elementary jwestman@baragaschools.org

Helen Jondreau, High School hjondreau@baragaschools.org

L’Anse Area Schools:

Beth Dix, Elementary bdix@laschools.us

Shellie Pascoe, High School sdenomie@laschools.us

2021 High School Graduate Contact Link: 

All KBIC graduates, regardless of location, are encouraged to submit contact information to stay up-to-date on potential opportunities.

https://forms.gle/QjihSxkSbnbpHeC6A

K-12 INCENTIVES:

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College

2020- 2021 College Graduate Contact Link:

All KBIC graduates, regardless of location, are encouraged to submit contact information to stay up-to-date on potential opportunities.

https://forms.gle/QjihSxkSbnbpHeC6A

 

Scholarship Opportunity: DEADLINE APPROACHING: February 14, 2021

For Tribal Members and Descendants in Health, Science, and Biomedical Engineering fields

Medtronic American Indian Employee Resource Group (AIERG)

 

Education Dept. Resources:

  • STUDENT SOVEREIGN FUND:  KBIC funded incentive program to encourage the pursuit of post-secondary education.  Due to limited budget, has residency limitations. The application is available:  Sovereign Student Fund Application.
  • BIA HIGHER EDUCATION:  Need-based grant funding available to KBIC members enrolled in an Associate or Bachelor's degree programs at accredited colleges or universities located in Michigan.  The application is available BIA Higher Education Application.
  • MICHIGAN INDIAN TUITION WAIVER: KBIC Education Department assists students in obtaining tuition funding provided by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.  The application is available: Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver Application.

External Resources:

 

Community

OJIBWA COMMUNITY LIBRARY (OCL): 

OCL  serves the members of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and the surrounding communities. We are open to the public, and provide free library memberships to those who wish to use our library.  For more information, click on Library

                 Contact Information:

Angela Badke, Librarian angelab@kbic-nsn.gov

Dawn Browning, Assistant Librarian dbrowning@kbic-nsn.gov

 

BOOK REQUESTS:

OCL values the input and suggestions from the community.

Please click on  and complete the form on the following link to make a book request: 

https://forms.gle/wWYrnNRCfBrZBXAa7