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Ojibwe community finding creative ways to connect, safely, during pandemic


April 27, 2020

Julie Smith's children making tobacco ties in their Detroit Lakes area home. The ties were later put over all the windows and doors in their home - 21 in all - to ward off negative energy and influences, such as the coronavirus. (Submitted photo)

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- Members of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe are finding creative ways to stay connected in a socially distanced world.

"I feel like we're all trying to stay connected to our culture and spirituality, whether it's virtually or in other ways," said Julie Smith, a Detroit Lakes resident and White Earth descendant.


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