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INDIGENOUS IMPACTS

Community members young and old gathered for the 17th Niimi'idiwin, formerly the Sanford Healing Powwow, to celebrate Anishinaabe culture and heritage.
Supported by Leech Lake’s Family Spirit Program, Manidoo Ningadoodem, the event is part of efforts to support Native American families and emphasize a sense of community.
White blazed a trail for herself that she’s developed into a promising future, and now she’s giving back to the community that raised her. White, who finished her playing career at Valparaiso University this year, is holding a free youth basketball camp in Red Lake this week.
Sanford Bemidji and the Red Lake and Cass Lake Indian Health Service Hospitals invite community members to the 17th Annual Niimi’idiwin (Powwow) from 2 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, at the Sanford Bemidji Medical Center, 1300 Anne St. NW.

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Northwest Technical College graduate and Leech Lake Nation member Illeana Brown had to be a mother figure early in life.
Leech Lake Tribal College held an event April 21-23 bringing together students from Ojibwe tribal colleges from three states that featured competitions and traditional crafts.
The "Niimi’idiwag (They Dance)," program continues with "All About Fry Bread" at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, at Harmony Natural Foods, 302 Irvine Ave. NW.

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