Ruth A. Myers was a lifelong advocate for American Indian education in Minnesota

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Mary Treacy Ruth MyersRuth A. Myers was known as the “grandmother of American Indian education in Minnesota.” A persistent voice for American Indian children and their families, Myers focused on education policy as well as learning opportunities for American Indian children. She also produced curriculum and resource materials that reflected American Indian history and culture for all Minnesota learners.Myers was a proud member of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Ojibwe). She was not a professional educator. Her interest in education came first as a concerned mother of four children.As a child, Myers was sent to an Indian boarding school. This fact shaped her life. She spoke little of her experiences there but...

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