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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Education is holding a first-ever American Indian Education Summit aimed at reducing barriers facing the state’s Indian students.

Gov. Mark Dayton is scheduled to deliver opening remarks at Monday’s all-day conference. The event features keynote speeches from Denise Juneau, the superintendent of public instruction in Montana, and Kevin Lindsey, the commissioner of Minnesota’s Department of Human Rights.

Participating will be state and tribal education officials. The event came about after Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius held a listening session last fall on the state of Indian education in Minnesota. Participants identified a need for a deeper dialogue on ways to develop more effective policies and strategies for Indian students.

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