Minnesota offers $900K to help American Indians finish high school
Two Minnesota nonprofits serving adult American Indians aiming to finish their high school education are recipients of nearly $900,000 in new funding by the state Legislature.
The money was part of a broader racial-equity package championed by DFL legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration, which lobbied hard for a series of proposals to address disparities in education, housing and the workforce.
“It’s profound and it’s also long overdue,” said Tuleah Palmer, executive director of the Northwest Indian Community Development Center in Bemidji.