2008 Scholar

Autumn E. Mitchell
Michigan State University

Autumn E. Mitchell
Autumn Mitchell knew at a young age that she would strive to save the language of her Ojibwe ancestors. A member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, she firmly believes in the maintenance of indigenous languages; she has assisted with many Ojibwe language revitalization projects on her home reservation in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Currently a linguistics sophomore at Michigan State University, Autumn also studies political science, Ojibwe and French. She plans to pursue graduate study at a as yet unspecified university in Canada. In her (so-called) spare time, Autumn enjoys bicycling, doing beadwork, Jingle Dress Dancing, and watching Michigan State Hockey.

How can you describe a weekend of student leaders from across the U.S. with an intense passion to change the world? The Orientation was a phenomenal experience to meet and build connections that I'm sure will last a lifetime.

Emily Bacha, 2009 Udall Scholar


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