Indian Education


The Indian Education Program, funded by Title VI and Johnson O’Malley (JOM), intends to meet the specific academic and cultural needs of American Indian students in the Aberdeen School District.

The Indian Education Program is coordinated through the American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC), composed of parents and guardians of American Indian students, a district representative and American Indian high school students. They advise the Indian Education Coordinator and Aberdeen School District in the direction and implementation of the Indian Education Program. Meetings are held once a month at a designated location and time. The public is encouraged to attend.

The Indian Education Program supplements already existing programs of the Aberdeen Public School District.

Please check out the Eligibility, Services & Forms link within the IEO left menu for our JOM School Supply program details.  ALL JOM program students K-12 are approved for $100 towards School Supplies, Shoe Supplies, Testing Fees or School Fees.

JOM 2023-24 Education Plan

Contact Us

Please call our office number, 605-725-8116. Our office hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. You can also email us at After hours, please leave a voicemail which will be forwarded onto our email for notification.

Philámayayelo, Thank you.

Past Events:

November 7th, 14th and 21st: Study Nights / Open Gym

All study nights / Open Gyms are held at Holgate Middle School, Study hr is from 5-6pm and open gym from 6-7:30pm. Meal is provided every other study night. (Next meal is December 12th at 5pm.) Beading classes begin December 5th with Marie Manywounds, these classes are open to all students in attendance. . Tutors on hand to assist all students with homework and assignments.

Eligibility: This program is for ALL PK-12 Aberdeen IEO Title VI and JOM students. If you are unsure if your child is eligible, please email

November 16th, 2023: Rock Your Mocs

In light of November being Native American Heritage Month, we supported the Rock Your Mocs movement and displayed our Mocs, Beadwork and Ribbon Skirts/Shirts.

Fall 2023: Shoe and School Supply programming

With the 2023-24 School year kicking off, we partnered with Shoe Sensation and Wal-Mart

Summer 2023: Seeds Planting Seeds

Indian Education Office gained 3 garden plots within the Aberdeen Community Gardens, We focused on the "Three Sisters" planting method. June 1st we were able to finally plant our seedlings. We served Frybread and Chili for our meal and with 40+ children, parents and community members we we're off and running. Please stay connected to our Facebook and Instagram pages for the upcoming 2024 planting season. Planning committee is needed for this years summer program.

December 5th, 12th and 19th: Study Nights / Open Gym

Our Fall Park Days have gone indoors to the O.M. Tiffany gym for the winter, Open Gym will be held via Indian Ed for all students. Water provided for all participants. Gym is open from 5:00-7:30pm. O.M. Tiffany and IEO are not responsible for accidents, theft or injury. Our IEO Coordinator will be on site for supervision.

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