2016-2017 Writing and Art Contest Winners Announced!!! #LegendsAndHeroes #NativeYouthVoices

Introducing the WINNERS of Lakota Children’s Enrichment’s 2016-17 #LegendsAndHeroes WRITING AND ART CONTEST!

The Challenge asked Native Youth on the Pine Ridge Reservation:   

Is there someone you always wanted to meet? Did a person in recent or distant history have a huge positive impact on your life or culture? Is there a legend or a hero (past or present) who inspires you?

Today we are announcing the names of our winners and runners up in each category. Check back soon to view the winning entries, which were judged by an internationally acclaimed panel of Writing Judges.

Congratulations to the young writers, poets and scholars listed below!

Grand Prize Winner

Wiyaka Little Spotted Horse

Runners Up

Tyler Bishop, Quinda Burning Breast, Lauren Yellow Elk, Macy Two Bulls, Dorothy Youngmen

Grand Prize Winner

Lane Anthony Bordeaux

Runners Up

Thea DuBray, Rose Rosales-Kleinhans, Mia Murdock, Jordan Derby, Ty Morgan

Grand Prize Winner

Wasu Janis

Runners Up

Payton Marie Sierra, Summer Montileaux

Check back soon to celebrate and share the award-winning works submitted by these young scholars!

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