Schmitt's experience and interest with Indian Education


Growing up in Shakopee, Holly Schmitt learned a lot about the Native American culture as it existed in her own backyard.

That exposure increased her interest in the American Indian culture, which led to her decision to earn a degree in Native American studies at the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota. Her interest and education, combined with other personal experiences, are helping Schmitt in her new role as part of the Indian Education program in the Redwood Area School District.

Schmitt, who also has Dakota lineage, started working in the local school district in early January and has been helping students in the middle school and high school performing a variety of tasks for and with them.


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