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    Seattle Public Schools Native Education
    Title Vl, Parent Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes
    Thursday November 8, 2018
    Meany Middle School
    301 21st Ave E, Room 46 (Huchoosedah Office)
    Seattle, WA 98112
    Meeting Minutes

    Attendees: Gail Morris, Emma Medicine White Crow, Jenn EagleSpeaker, Blaine Parce, Tonia Galindo, Robin Magnin, Amy Markishtum, Jayson, Nalin, Aiden, Elizabeth, Alex, Luken,


    • Seattle Public Schools has gone through a reorg and Native Education has been moved from Academics to Race and Equity
    • Hired a reentry/intervention person – Lauren
    • Hired an IA for Chief Sealth – Katia Brown
    • Holiday gift baskets for families are being delivered the week of thanksgiving
    • Native Listening Session/Community meeting, November 15, 2018 at Daybreak Start/United Indians – 530 to 730 (Muckleshoot, Native Action Network, United Indians)
    • Holiday supper planning – December 19th, Wednesday – Daybreak Star sponsored by United Indians, Cowlitz Tribe, SPS Native Ed, Seattle Indian Health Board, Toys for Tots,
    • Robin – how we can be respectful – motion about how we treat each other at meetings. Norms. Second: Blaine 

    motion: robin to talk about norms 15 minutes at our next meeting second: Jenn Eaglespeaker

    • Trying to get a race and equity team at Whitman and a PTA – donna referred to Chandra Hampson, Seattle Council PTA president – (what’s the impact of more HCC at Whitman?)
    • Native American History Month – PD, curriculum,
    • Culture Nights to start soon at Meany – drumming and singing, beading, painting, end of November, Start of December. (Tuesdays)
    • Planning meeting for incarcerated people making items for our graduates
    • Making drums, need a date to meet and soak the skins, and the next day make the holes and lace. We need to choose dates for this to happen.
    • Motion to add Jenn Eaglespeaker, member at large – Blaine, second: Robin 
    • Motion to accept previous meeting minutes: needs to add students (Sam, ) motion: to accept – motion: Robin, second: Blaine

    We encourage all parents and guardians of Seattle Public Schools Native American and Alaskan Native Students to attend. The role of the Title Vl Native Education Parent Advisory Committee is to consult with and advise the Seattle School District on the development and operation of the Title Vl Program, assist in the development and approval of the Title Vl grant, and to help organize and conduct community cultural events, it’s important to know that the PAC helps to organize events and raise funds as well. By serving on the PAC parents and guardians of Native American/Alaskan Native Students in Seattle Public Schools can help decide the program goals and activities.

    For information contact
    Gail Morris 206 252 0948
    Meeting adjourned at: 6:30pm
    Amy Markishtum, Secretary
    Next meeting: December 13, 2018 5pm at Meany Middle School 301 21st Ave E, Seattle, room 46