AMERIND announced the winners of its 2020 Safety Poster Contest. The annual competition is open to Native American artists in kindergarten through eighth grade. It is an example of AMERIND’s community outreach efforts to promote safety and education throughout Indian Country.
Tribal housing authorities were invited to submit local winners to the AMERIND Safety Services Team. Voting took place on the AMERIND website. From the nationwide entries, one winner was selected in each of three age categories and announced at AMERIND’s virtual annual meeting on Nov. 17.
The age categories were kindergarten through grade three, grades four through six, and grades seven and eight. Each winner will receive $1,000. They are:
- Kindergarten through grade three: Tyler Ratterree, Catawba Indian Nation – Region 1, ISWA Development Corporation in Rock Hill, South Carolina
- Grades four through six: Kaylee Long, Poarch Band of Creek Indians- Region 1, Poarch Creek Indian Housing Authority in Atmore, Alabama
- Grades seven and eight: Jayden Hill, Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians- Region 2, Red Lake Reservation Housing Authority in Red Lake, Minnesota