Deb Pine 2011 Rose Nolan Scholarship Winner is a member of the Garden River First Nation in Northern Ontario. This fall she will be entering her third year in the Community and Economic Social Development honours degree program at Algoma University in Sault Ste.
Deb returned to university after a ten year absence to help her parents raise her young niece and nephew. Her main reason she returned to school is to help with the Ojibwe language revitalization in Garden River First Nation.
Deb was raised with the language and would like to help increase the number of fluent speakers and would like to develop a language program geared towards effective immersion.