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By Michael Barrett

23rd Annual Sobriety Run started from Red Lake Pow Wow Grounds - P30

Four-day run will finish at Mashkawisen Pow Wow Grounds in Sawyer, MN on August 3rd


September 11, 2019

RED LAKE, MN - "Mind, Body, Spirit" is the theme of the 23rd Annual Spirit Run, formerly "Sobriety Run" sponsored by the Red Lake Chemical Health programs of Red Lake. The Leech Lake Youth Chemical Dependency Prevention Programs and the Mash Ka Wisen Treatment Center of Sawyer, Minnesota also co-sponsored the event.

The 200-mile journey kicked off with an opening ceremony and remarks at 10:00 a.m. July 31st at the Red Lake Pow wow grounds and will conclude on August 3rd in Sawyer, MN where runners will carry eagle staffs into the sobriety pow wow arena at the Mash Ka wisen Treatment Center. Using the Native American medicine wheel as a guide, this year's participants will carry a message of wellness and balance in mind, body, spirit and emotions.

Agenda: July 31, August 1 - 3, 2019

Anishinaabe Spirit Run – Distance 200-mile relay style – All Runners Welcome!

Times Approximate

Day One, July 31

10:00 a.m. Opening ceremony and smudging of Staffs at Red Lake Powwow Grounds

10:30 a.m. Depart for Leech Lake

5:00 p.m. Arrive at Leech Lake

Day Two, August 1

10:00 a.m. Depart Leech Lake for Grand Rapids

5:00 p.m. Arrive at Grand Rapids

Day Three, August 2

10:00 a.m. Depart Grand Rapids

5:00 p.m. Arrive at Floodwood

Day Four, August 3

9:00 a.m. Depart Floodwood for Fond du Lac. Arrive at the Mash-ka-wisen pow-wow grounds around Grand Entry time for the start of the Annual Celebration of Sobriety.


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