BP: 'Wherever they need me': Red Lake Nation College grad to head to BSU and back
May 23, 2019
BEMIDJI-Wesley Jourdain was thinking about his grandfather when he registered for classes earlier this month.
Jourdain's grandfather is John Buckanaga, who was among the first American Indian students to graduate from Bemidji State College, now Bemidji State University. Jourdain, 34, is set to graduate from Red Lake Nation College on Thursday, then head to the university for a degree in Indigenous Studies with a minor in the Ojibwe language, plus a teaching certificate.