St. Joseph’s Indian School Invited into National Network for Native American Schools

Posted on: September 10, 2020

St. Joseph’s Indian School Invited into National Network for Native American Schools.

On September 2, St. Joseph’s Indian School accepted the invitation to join the American Indian Catholic Schools Network (AICSN) at the University of Notre Dame. St. Joseph’s Indian School is the eighth school to be welcomed to the network.

“Membership gives us a unique place to build community with our colleagues in Native American Education, an opportunity to collaborate professionally and a depth of resources for education and leadership building,” said President Mike Tyrell. “Participation in research and curriculum building are additional benefits. Belonging to the network is a tremendous honor, and we are excited to share what we bring to the table, as well.”

“The network is a treasure-trove of opportunities for professional development, a collaborative for working on truth and healing efforts with Native Americans, and a source of additional programs for students and staff alike,” said Executive Director of Child Services Jennifer Renner-Meyer. “We are already impressed with the resources available for teaching and coping in the pandemic.”

AICSN began in 2013 at Creighton University and included five reservation schools. In 2017 it came under the direction of the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE). In 2019 the network grew to include De La Salle Black Feet School in Browning, Mont., Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge, S.D., St. Augustine Indian Mission School, Winnebago, Neb., St. Charles Mission School, St. Carlos, Ariz., St. Joseph’s Mission School, San Fidel, N.M., St. Mary’s Mission, Red Lake, Minn., and St. Michael Indian School, St. Michaels, Ariz.  

Learn more about AICSN and the network schools at Learn more about ACE at