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Published January 20 2010

Suicide prevention topic of Native Alive meeting

CALLAWAY, Minn. – The Native Alive Campaign of the White Earth Indian Reservation is sponsoring the Gathering of Native Americans event through Thursday at Maplelag Resort here.

The campaign focuses on suicide prevention and is funded by a federal grant. The gathering provides structure to addressing the effects of substance abuse, depression and suicide. Community healing from cultural and historical trauma is a central theme, which includes an understanding and healing of self, family and community.

The gathering also recognizes the importance of Ojibwe values, traditions and spirituality.

For more information about the campaign, call (218) 204-0420 or (701) 212-2758.