The Mankato Area Public Schools is receiving an award through the Humphrey School of Public Affairs local government innovation awards–which honors activities where creative ways to deliver service are provided with great impact and at reduced cost.

In the Native nation category, Education Day at the Mahkato Wacipi is an award winner and done cooperatively between the Mahkato Mdewakanton Association, Mankato Area Public Schools and Minnesota State University, Mankato.  This awards program is in partnership with the Bush Foundation and its Native nation Building Initiative; and co-sponsored by the League of Minnesota Cities, the Association of Minnesota Counties, the Minnesota Association of Townships and the Minnesota School Boards Association.

Mankato Area Public Schools and all awardees will be formally recognized at an awards ceremony and reception December 13 at 5 p.m. at the Humphrey School, Minneapolis.