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Native American Cultural Liaison

Brittney AmitranoMy name is Brittney Amitrano. This is my third year working as the Native American Cultural Liaison. I am Hidatsa/Lakota. I serve all locations within the district, but my offices are at Park High School and Woodbury Middle School. I serve more than 350 students from Pre-K to 12.

When I work as a liaison, one of my jobs is to try to help build relationships between students, families and schools by providing information pertaining to Native Americans and our cultural differences. With the alarmingly low graduation rates across the nation for Native youth, studies show that Native students tend to do better when their educators and educational environment have knowledge and incorporate more Native American history, culture, values, stories, music, art and myths into the curriculum.

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