We exist, firstly to increase the cultural awareness of our community’s unique Native American History by making a concerted effort to teach and introduce all students, and especially our Native American Students, most for the first time, to Native American Culture. Secondly, to provide financial assistance to Indian Children and Youth in home, school, community, and the tribe to ensure they have a well rounded education..

How can I get involved?

If your child is a native american student at CPS the first thing you can do is to ensure you have a completed US Department of Education Native American “506” form on file with the school with a copy of a parent CDIB card this enters you into the CPS Native American Student & Parent Program. 

If you have that form on file, or are completing it, then providing a copy of your child’s CDIB card for the school would automatically enter you into the Pawnee Nation Johnson O’ Malley program regardless of tribal affiliation. Be on the lookout for more ways to be involved in open houses next school year, August 3, 2023!!

Both the 506 form and the copy of your CDIB card can be delivered, or filled out, at the superintendent’s office anytime this summer! They are open at 600 N. Gilbert, from 7:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Thursday.

What is the Pawnee Nation Johnson O’ Malley Program?

The Youth Services Department provides our Native students educational opportunities as well as cultural awareness.  This program targets Native youth by providing direct services that include educational support and cultural activities.  The Youth Services Program is facilitated through a combination of efforts to enhance education and create environments that support cultural activities.  The goal is to encourage individuals to remain active participants to obtain the optimal experience that provides a balance of educational opportunities and cultural awareness. Click the Link to find out more information.

What is Cleveland Public School’s Native American Student & Parent Program?

Our mission statement is described above. We fulfill this by providing secondary elective courses, native american literature in our English Curriculum and libraries, student experiences in native american culture, and financial aid in school endeavors for our students.

What’s new in the 2023-2024 school year?

Beginning next school year elementary students who are a part of the CPS Native American Student & Parent Program will be eligible to participate in quarterly activities during or after the school day. These activities will work to serve the purpose of providing Cleveland Native students with cultural experiences and education to connect them to the rich history and present day culture of Native Americans.

LINKED BELOW ARE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO NATIVE STUDENTS BY TRIBE. If you do not see your tribe represented or are having difficulty finding tribal specific resources please let us know and we can help!

Cherokee Nation

Pawnee Nation

Choctaw Nation

Muscogee Creek Nation

Comanche Nation

Osage Nation

Chickasaw Nation

If you have any questions please contact Sol Bayouth, 918-358-2210 ext204,