2007 Essay Winners

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Dear Friends:

It is with great pleasure that we present to you the winning essays for the 2007-2008 Reconnecting The Circle National High School Essay Contest.

The essay question was: Why is reconnecting the circle with Native Americans important today? High school students (grades 9-12) from tribal, public, private and parochial schools throughout all 50 states were invited to participate. Writers included a cross-section of Native American and non-Native students. Ten students were each awarded $2,500.

Published in this booklet is a compilation of the 10 winning essays representing an array of viewpoints, experiences and knowledge held by Native American and non-Native high school students about Indian Country. Inspiration for their essays came from multiple sources including textbooks, the Internet, movies, hearsay, and pure experience.

Revealing deeper insights … Enjoy.