K-12 Resources

The St. Croix Tribal Education Department provides learners of all ages access to a variety of educational opportunities. 


The St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin offer a variety of programs for children in grades kindergarten / Pre-k through High School graduation. 

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs Johnson O’Malley Program provides educational staff  who are employed in regional public school districts as home school coordinators. These coordinators support students and attend to the special and unique needs of eligible Native American Students.
  • St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin Tribal Tutors Program provides supplemental educational assistance to K-12 students.
  • The United States Department of Educational Indian Education Formula Grant is awarded to American Indian Tribes for the purpose of funding an established parent committee in school districts who lack funding to provide this necessity.  The purpose of this program is to support efforts in meeting the unique and culturally related academic needs of Native American Students.
  • School Clothes Program supplies St. Croix Chippewa Tribal Members and First Degree descendants with assistance to purchase school clothing for their children.
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs Family and Community Youth Intervention Program aims to keep youth active in cultural learning with hopes to bridge the gap between tribal service providers and tribal youth through positive participation in cultural activities. 

St. Croix Tribal Education Program
W. HWY 70
Webster, WI 54893

Karen Washington
St. Croix Education/Youth Program Director
715-349-2195 x 5303

Tristen Oustigoff
715-349-2195 x 5309

Shannel Reynolds
715-349-2195 x 5329

Crystal Brady
715-349-2195 x 5105

Marie Dahlberg
715-349-2195 x 5253

Mark Soulier
T.R.A.I.L.S. Coordinator
715-349-2195 x 5310

Higher Education 

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs Higher Education Program provides “scholarship grants to students attending accredited institutions of higher education or other accredited schools offering vocational and technical training”.  To remain eligible students must maintain a 2.0 GPA.  
  • St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin Tribal Scholarship Program currently pays a monthly living stipend, rental assistance and tuition, books and fees assistance to eligible recipients attending an institution of higher education.  Eligible students are St. Croix Tribal Members, First and Second degree descendants (those with parents or grandparents enrolled in the St. Croix Tribe) and affiliated individuals as directed by St. Croix Tribal Council.
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs Adult Vocational Training Program provides “grants to aid Native American students attending Vocational Training institutions”.  Students must complete their training within 24 months and must maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher to remain eligible.
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs Direct Employment Program “grants to aid eligible Native American people to achieve self-sufficiency through gainful employment”

St. Croix T.R.A.I.L.S. Youth Program


Traditions Respecting American Indian Lifestyle Choices

The T.R.A.I.L.S. program provides activities for the prevention of substance abuse such as open gym, archery club, boxing club, and the T.R.A.I.L.S. Youth Dance Troupe.   The T.R.A.I.L.S. youth group staff teach healthy life skills, and educate youth on a good diet, diabetes prevention, AODA and addiction avoidance.  Youth also have the opportunity to partake in learning the Native language, traditional arts and crafts.  The T.R.A.I.L.S. program also provides cultural learning opportunities for public school systems and wider community members.  

MARK SOULIER, T.R.A.I.L.S. COORDINATOR – 715-349-2195 X 5310