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Celebrate Recovery in our Community.

All too often we as Indian people are stricken with grief and anguish around drugs and alcohol.  Let us come together on September 20th to celebrate recovery in our community.

Please see attached documents for the event: flier for posting in your agency, vendor/booth form, donation letter.  We also attached a letter of proclamation if you or your agency/tribe would like to sign and add to the many others.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Tosha White at the Division of Indian Work (612)722-8722


MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

“HEARTBEAT OF RECOVERY” – BLOOMINGTON MILE- RUN/WALK RACE

Date: September 20th, 2008 9:00am to 3:00pm

Location: Walk/Run will begin at Bloomington Ave and Lake St

Events will take place at the Mpls American Indian Center

Description: This event is about promoting healing and recovery in our communities by celebrating with a Bloomington Mile Run/Walk from Lake St. to Franklin Avenue and ending at the block of the Minneapolis American Indian Center and Wakiagun House. At the conclusion of the walk/run their will be an address by National and local leaders along with a picnic and an open Microphone so community members will have the opportunity to share their story of recovery along with music, and the Wellbriety Drums.  This event is comprised of several Native American Non-Profit Organizations and committed community members in partnership with White Bison’s Wellbriety Movement and is part of the National Rally for Recovery

Program Agenda:

9:00am Registration at Bloomington/Lake location

10:00am Walk/Run Begins

11:00am Speakers: Don Coyhis / Ivette Torres

12:00 pm Picnic

1:00-3:00 pm Speakers: Carol Falkowski

Entertainment includes: Music, Performances and Children’s Activities

Open Microphone

Invited Speakers:

President and Founder of White Bison, Inc and recognized leader and impetus behind the Wellbriety Movement, Don Coyhis,  SAMHSA, Consumer Affairs Director, Ivette Torres, Department Human Services, Chemical Health Director, Carol Falkowski.

Expected number of participants:  300

Invited Participants/Audience:

Any and all who are in or who support recovery

Primary Contacts

Betty R. Poitra

651-431-2477

Betty.poitra@state.mn.us

Jackie Crow Shoe

651 431 4676

Jackie.crowshoe@state.mn.us

Secondary Contact:

Michael A. Goze

612-813-1610

mgoze@aicdc-mn.org

Kateri Vergez

(719)548-1000

Kateri@whitebison.org

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