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Native American students celebrate strength, resilience at UND

Published 10/06/2012, The Jamestown Sun

A hush fell over the American Indian Center at the University of North Dakota Friday as a soulful, keening sound emerged from the lips of Rebecca Smith, a student who is working two jobs to support three young children. Her song was not of lament but of “having strength and prayer, and focus,” she explained before singing the self-written piece, one of several moments highlighted during First Nations Day on campus.

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