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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


June 29, 2002 - Issue 64


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And the Winners Are...

Blue Corn Comics and Canku Ota

Blue Corn Comics and Canku Ota held a drawing contest for young artists. Our goal was to encourage kids to get in touch with their artistic side and their Native heritage. Here were the rules:

The theme of the contest was "Native Heroes." That included the anonymous heroes who domesticated corn and built civilizations such as Cahokia, historical heroes such as Sacagawea and Sitting Bull, modern heroes such as Jim Thorpe and Wilma Mankiller, and personal heroes such as one's parents or teachers. It also included fictional heroes such as Tonto, Tony Hillerman's Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Thunderbird of the X-Men, and Billy and Drew of Peace Party.

Drawings in one of three age categories: 0-8, 9-13, and 14-18. Each category was judged separately.

Rob Schmidt, publisher of Blue Corn Comics, and a panel of comic-book and Native experts picked winners in each category. All decisions of the judges are final.

The winner in each age category will receive a pack of six classic comic books, including one issue of Peace Party and one of another Indian comic book. All entries are posted on the Canku Ota website for people to see. Entries of exceptional quality may be published in a future edition of Peace Party.

And the Winners Are...

Ages 9-13

Josette..Josette actually sent in two drawings, one of her brother Solomon and one of Chief Joseph. Josette attends Marcy Open School in Minneapolis, MN.

Ages 14-18 (We have a tie)

Sarah..Sarah sent in a drawing called Warrior Heart. Sarah attends Sebastian Middle School in St. Augustine, FL.
Michael...Michael sent in a drawing called Comanche Hero. Michael attends Mitchell High School in Colorado Springs, CO.

And, we are awarding a prize package to Bonnieville Elementary School in Bonnieville, KY. Their pictures will be on the site soon!

A special thank you to Yvonne for sending their drawings in.

You can view all of the winning art by clicking on the "Look Here" button.

LOOK HERE button

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