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Powwow celebrates a heritage of healing

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Sanford Bemidji, Red Lake and Cass Lake Indian Health Service Hospitals and White Earth Health Center are hosting a Healing Powwow from 4 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 10 at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center, 1300 Anne St. N.W., Bemidji.

The powwow is intended to honor the physicians, health care workers and holistic healers who are dedicated to promoting physical, mental and spiritual health in the region. This event is free and open to all who would like to show respect and celebrate the diversity in the healing process.

Dancer registration begins at 4 p.m., followed by a traditional feast at 4:30 p.m. The grand entry starts at 5:30 p.m. Only invited drums will be allowed. A traditional pow-wow will be held with an “old style jingle dress” special. 

Interested vendors featuring authentic native arts and crafts can contact Joe at 218-333-5745. For more information, call 218-335-3267.

About Sanford Health
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas. It is one of the largest health systems in the nation with 45 hospitals and nearly 300 clinics in nine states and four countries. Sanford Health’s 28,000 employees, including more than 1,300 physicians, make it the largest employer in the Dakotas. Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford have allowed for several initiatives, including global children's clinics, genomic medicine and specialized centers researching cures for type 1 diabetes, breast cancer and other diseases. For more information, 

Lindsey Wangberg
Sanford Marketing Director –Bemidji Region
218-407-7516 / lindsey.wangberg@sanfordhealth.org

Shannon Westhoff
Sanford Marketing Specialist –Bemidji Region
218-333-5565 / shannon.westhoff@sanfordhealth.org