June 27, 2008

Ojibwe wins writing contest

Ojibwe writer wins awardSimone Greenleaf’s future as a writer is linked to her past.

The 18-year-old from northern Minnesota’s Cass Lake received an award this week in the nation’s capital for her essay about her grandmother’s life and Greenleaf’s desire to carry on the Ojibwe culture through writing.

Greenleaf, a member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, was one of five first-place winners in the contest for young American Indians.

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