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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

--PULLOUT--Whirlwindsoldier studies her culture

BEMIDJI -- Miranda Whirlwindsoldier, a student in the Bi-CAP YouthBuild program, was recently enrolled in a "Journeys of Creativity" program June 16 to July 3 at Oregon College, Portland, Ore.

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She traveled by Amtrak from Detroit Lakes to Portland, Ore. and was engaged with projects including basket weaving, ceramics, sketching, painting and carving. During the program, she slept in a teepee.

Whirlwindsoldier was mentored by many significant artists during her stay and was able to learn more about her Native American culture.

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