E-Bakinaaged! The One Who Won!
As the Anishinaabemowin-Teg conference approaches, Board Members have been busy raising money for the Memorial Scholarship Banquet. Each year, elders who were excellent speakers are remembered and students from across Anishinaabe-Akiing show off their speaking skills and attend the dinner with their families. This year a 50/50 Raffle raised over $8,000 to help with the costs. Kchi-Miigwchwinim kina goya! Many thanks to everyone who bought a ticket. And a very special thanks to Tiffany Recollet of M’Chigeeng who won $8,620 and immediately donated $500 of that zhoonya right back to Anishinaabemowin-Teg! Esna niishin! She received her check this week amid smiles on the faces of two future speakers and despite the cold and snow big smiles the faces of Tiffany herself and Board Member, Donna Debassige.