Minnesota Department of Education is partnering with Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College to focus on retaining American Indian teachers in special education through the support of reciprocal mentorship groups, listening and employing training and development connections and tools. Impacting those currently in the field and the individuals pursuing this career through higher education.

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Strengthening Community by Lifting the Voices of Indigenous Special Education Staff Webinar Series

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College encourage Native special education staff, special education staff, administrators, special education directors, special education coordinators and all others interested to attend a webinar series intended to strengthen community by lifting the voices of Indigenous special education staff.

Certificates will be sent to all participants who register, attend the live webinar, and complete the feedback survey. BOSA Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are also available. BOSA CEUs require attendance in three sessions and completed surveys for each session (three sessions equal one BOSA CEU).

Although webinar sessions are being recorded, the sessions will not be released until they are edited and captioned.  Once available, a notice will be sent to those who have registered.


To register for the June 12, 2024 webinar, click on the below link:

SPDG Webinar, June 12, 2024 – Panel of Native Special Educators for Administrators


Mentoring Network for Indigenous Special Education Teachers (Licensed or in Training)

Please complete the following survey to join our network: https://forms.office.com/r/TG8GvCY9MU




For more information, contact: Govinda Budrow, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, govinda.budrow*AT*fdltcc.edu


It is awesome here at the FDLTCC Education Program because it is like a family here, if you need help or are struggling with anything, you have quite a few people who will help you out.

My favorite thing about FDLTCC is the people. I’ve met fantastic students, faculty and staff who go above and beyond what I expected.

I chose FDLTCC because of its size and the curriculum. When I first came here in 2019, I was just looking for what I needed to volunteer, perhaps in a crisis shelter. I met with Don Jarvinen, and the rest is history.