December 2023 – Undergraduate
Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
Scholarship: Wells Fargo
School: Minnesota State University, Mankato
Degree: Social Work
Winona is a first-generation college student in her family and is enrolled in the Lac Du Flambeau Ojibwe Nation and lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Indigenous Studies and ended her first year with a 4.0 GPA at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Winona has been taking Ojibwe language classes every semester to revitalize the language and one day become an Ojibwe Language Teacher and teach the language to future generations of Indigenous students. She got involved in her first year with the Native student organization on campus and got elected as the president of the Native American Student Association. Her goal with this organization is to hopefully get other Native students connected and build a native community on campus to help support each other academically and culturally.
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