Published March 5, 2018
RED LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION – The Twelfth Annual Red Lake Community Wellness Summit (formerly Drug & Gang Summit) is slated for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, March 7-9, 2018 at Seven Clans Casino Hotel & Events Center in Red Lake. Community Members, Tribal Programs, School Personnel, Mental Health Services and other programs & services from all nations are welcome! Register on site. The event is free and open to the public with lunch provided each day.
Workshops and presentations will be held from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM each day, Friday until noon. Each morning will feature keynote speakers, with workshops in the afternoon. A Hand Drum Social will be featured on the 2nd night at 6 pm. The 2018 theme is “Together WE Can Make Change.”
The mission of the Red Lake Community Wellness 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 Program, Chemical Health Programs, Department of Public Safety, and were instructed to head the summit.
Sponsored by Chemical Health & Indian & Free Prevention Program
For More Information Call: Jessica Urrutia-Cook 679-1540, Reyna Gonzalez-Rivera 679-3392, or Arlen Medicine 679-3995
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