Bemidji State graduate Serena Graves overcomes tragedy, finds fulfillment in Ojibwe language and culture
May 6, 2021
May 5-BEMIDJI - In the wake of family tragedy Serena Graves was motivated to seek a deeper understanding of her Ojibwe culture, and now the Ojibwemowin language has become the thread weaving together her academic career.
Through this journey, Graves said she went from being a relatively average student in high school to finishing at the top of her class in college, with plans to continue in pursuit of a doctoral degree.
The motivated Indigenous studies and Ojibwe language student is graduating along with the Bemidji State University class of 2021 on Friday.