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Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Nay Ah Shing School
Commissioner of Education: Edward Minnema
Principal 6 to 12: Noah Johnson
Elementary Principal: Lehtitia Weiss
Nay Ah Shing School Board:
Kimberly Kegg, Joseph Nayquonabe Sr., Semira Kimpson, Rick Dunkley, and Eloise Wind


Title Name Email Phone Number
Title IX Coordinator: Joyce Shingobe jshingobe at nas.k12.mn.us 320-532-4695 ext. 2153
Title IX Assistant Coordinator: Julie Benjamin jbenjamin at nas.k12.mn.us 320-532-7806

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About Our Schools

The Nay Ah Shing Tribal School was developed in 1975 as a result of community and tribal leaders' vision and desire to provide educational services for the reservation children.  The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Reservation is comprised of three small communities in central Minnesota.  They are District 1 Mille Lacs, District 2 East Lake, and District 3 Lake Lena.  We provide Pre-school through Grade 12 educational services to students from all three districts. Tribal Leaders and Elders are continually working to further develop and enhance these school programs.  Both our students and our staff are required to follow the guidelines and policies established by the state of Minnesota, the Bureau of Indian Education, and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. 


Mission Statement


Mii O’o Waa-izhichigeyang Omaa Endazhi-gikinoo’ amaading Nay A Shing:


Mii O’o Waa-izhichigeyang Omaa Endazhi-gikinoo’ amaading Nay A Shing: ezhinikaadeg Gidinwewininaan miinawaa gidizhitwaawininaan miinawaa ishkweyaang Gaa-pi-izhiwebak ji-aabajitooyang iniw gaa-pi-izhi-gikinoo’ amaagooyang wewini ji-wiijayaawangwaa

Giiji-anishinaabeminaanig miinawaa bakaan ezhitwaajig ji-ani-wiidookawangwaa
Jii-minjimendamowaad gekinoo’amawindwaa miinawaa gakina awiiya
Ji-manaadenimaawaad miinawaa ji-ayinendamowaad miinawaa ji-manaaji’idizowaad
Omaa wewini endazhi-wiidookawangwaa gikinoo’amawindwaa wewini ji—wiiji’idiwaad
Miinawaa go iniw chi-aya’aan ji-mashkawaisidong I’iw wiidookodaadiwin
Gekinoo’ amaagejig minnawaa gikinoo’ amaaganag miinawaa weniijaanisijig. Mii omaa
Asigising bebakaan gikinoo’amaadiwin ezhi-nisidotamowaad miinawaa
Gikinoo’amawaawag wewini ji-ani-bami’ idizowaad.


The mission of Nay Ah Shing School is to teach Ojibwe Language, Culture, Tradition, History, and Skills to live in two Cultures by:

Educating Students academically, socially, emotionally, and physically in a safe and supportive evironment.

Building relationships and socializing skills by teaching respect for themselves, for elders and for all individuals.

Creating a strong partnership with parents.

Accommodation of learning styles and teaching life skills.