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North American Native Gathering Cultivates THE FUTURE OF NATIVE WELLNESS

September 12‐15 Prior Lake, MN – Freedom Lodge presents Body & Earth, The Future of Native Wellness, a Native American conference to be held at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, MN, Sept. 12‐15, 2018. Body & Earth brings together leading Native Educators, Health Care Providers, Cultural Ecologists and Mother Earth Protectors for a rare and powerful conversation. This forum takes an in‐depth look at cultural concerns, health disparities, global warming, youth trends, historical trauma, and recovery innovations designed to address and cultivate the complex landscape of Native Wellness. Featuring dynamic presentations by Judge Abby Abinanti, Winona LaDuke, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Beverly Warne, RN, Dr. Donald Warne, Ramona Emerson, Brad Marsden, and Red Horn Drummers.

“To understand what modern day wellness implies, we gather our knowledge, assess our risks, and envision what it will take to create healthy indigenous communities,” explains conference organizer Dr. Ruby Gibson, “What we do to the earth, we do to ourselves.” Dr. Gibson continues, “Forward thinking strategies can only embolden and unite us in our shared interests. It is through remembering the well‐traveled road of our ancestry that we are provided with a sense of belonging and continuity. It is through action that we build resilience to discover and establish alternative means of survival for the world that now exists. This we do for the next seven generations, so that our children may continue to live and love the gifts of their Indigenous cultural inheritance.”

Everyone is welcome! Join the conversation. Help address the multifaceted issues that affect Native America. Replenish with Native American ceremony, presentations, talking circles, music, and arts

● Tickets: All tickets include breakfast, lunch and snacks through the conference.

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Body & Earth at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, MN, on Sept. 12‐15, 2018 is a dry event. Conference dining provided by Mystic Lake. Hosted by Freedom Lodge, a 501(c)3 not‐for‐profit organization which houses the Black Hills Historical Trauma Research & Recovery Center in Rapid City, South Dakota.


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