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Bismarck Woman Selected as Champion for Change

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A Bismarck woman has been selected as a Champion for Change.

The Center for Native American Youth celebrates the achievements of those who work to improve the lives of others.

And today, it recognized five youth award winners, including Danielle Finn, 23, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

She teaches kindergarten and dance, and volunteers as an after-school tutor. She also serves on the Mid-Dakota Teen Clinic Advisory Board to help solve issues impacting Native American youth.

"My grandparents used to always say everything can be taken away from you. Your land, your home, but the one thing they can't take away from you is your knowledge. And so, that's what kind of pushed me. I knew I had to succeed for all the kids underneath me, my cousins," says Finn.

Finn will meet with members of Congress at the White House tomorrow. She is also a former KFYR-TV employee.

 

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