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8th Annual Drug & Gang Conference to be held at Red Lake

The eighth annual Red Lake Drug and Gang Summit is slated for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, February 11-13, 2014 at Red Lake Seven Clans Casino Event Center. Community Members, Tribal Programs, School Personnel, Mental Health Services and other programs & services from all nations are welcome!

Workshops and presentations will go on from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM each day. Each morning will feature key-note speakers, with workshops in the afternoon. A Round Dance will be featured on the 2nd night. The 2014 theme is entitled "Gigitiziiwaan, Ochibajiganan Ingii, Miinigozimin." (Family – A Sacred Gift)

The mission of the Red Lake Drug and Gang Summit is to educate and mobilize tribal agencies, professionals, schools and community members in a variety of efforts opposed to illegal drugs on the Red Lake Reservation. The goal of the summit is to produce committees that will advise communities on how to effectively address issues of crime, drugs and violence while working closely with district representatives and the Red Lake Tribal Council.

The impetus for the event began at a special Tribal Council meeting in September 2006. At that time it was announced that the Tribal Chairman was calling for a summit on Methamphetamine/crack cocaine to be held. The Indian & Free Drug Program, Project Safe Neighborhoods and the Red Lake Nation Coalition (White Bison) now the Seven Clans Wellbriety Coalition was instructed to head the summit.

For More Information Please Call: Tom Barrett at 679-3392, Salena Beasley at 679-3995, Marilyn Mountain at 679-3321 or Kelly Brunelle at 679-3313


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