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Cooper Honors Speaker: Linda LeGarde Grover will talk on “When the Kettle Jumped into the Fire: Windigo Presence in Ojibwe Prose and Poetry”

Linda LeGarde Grover is an Ojibwe Indian and an enrolled member of the Bois Forte Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. Her reservation (called Bois Forte or Nett Lake) is in northern Minnesota about an hour’s drive south of the Canadian border. She is a professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, where she has researched the effects of federal and state Indian education policy on Ojibwe communities. She is the 2009 recipient of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction for her book manuscript The Dance Boots, recently published by the University of Georgia Press.

Linda Grover will be speaking on Monday, October 11 at 7 pm in Donaghey Student Center, Meeting Room D.

Updated 9.20.2010