Native American Issues

Center Hosts a Meeting with the Winners of the Holland & Knight Young Native Writers Contest

July 22, 2011

On July 20th, the Center hosted the eight first place winners of the 2011 Holland & Knight Young Native Writers Contest. The group of students came to visit the Center to learn about our work and available resources, which was described with a fun game of Jeopardy. The young writers also met Senator Dorgan and  learned about his political and writing career. These students wrote about issues impacting their lives and their communities and they were awarded a scholarship and a trip to visit the Nation’s Capital. Click here to read the winning essays and to learn more about the Holland & Knight Young Native Writers Contest and their partnership with the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Additional pictures from the meeting can be found here. Congratulations to this inspiration group of young Natives!


Special thanks to Angela Ruth from the Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation and Renee Gokey from NMAI for helpin the Center coordinate this meeting!