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Serena Graves recently shared her knowledge of the Ojibwe language with others at the university’s 20th Annual Student Achievement Conference.

From Tragedy Grows Purpose, Serena Graves Finds Identity in Ojibwe Language

Serena Graves, a sophomore indigenous studies major at Bemidji State University, grew up on the Red Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota without ever learning how to speak Ojibwe. Today she spends her time studying the language of her ancestors and working at the Red Lake Immersion School where she speaks Ojibwe on a daily basis.

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