Title VII Indian Education


The Title VII Indian Education Project provides supplementary education support to approximately 950 district students of documented American Indian ancestry representing over one hundred U.S. tribes. Our project provides cultural education to connect students with their Native history, cultures and traditions, instilling pride and confidence to achieve challenging academic standards.

The purpose of the Portland Public Schools Title VII Indian Education Act Project is to improve the academic success of American Indian/Alaska Natives through supplemental services that support the culturally related learning needs of project enrolled children and youth. Portland's Title VII Project is focused on three major areas:

  1. Improved academic achievement
  2. Increased student retention
  3. Increased Native cultural awareness/connections

The work of the Indian Education Project mirrors the mission of Portland Public Schools Strategic Plan to support “all students in achieving their very highest educational and personal potential, to inspire in them an enduring love for learning, and to prepare them to contribute as citizens of a diverse, multicultural, and international community."