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Journey to Wellness // Monday 8:00amA 10-minute bi-weekly program on Native American Community Health in MN and around the country in partnership with the University of Minnesota Medical School- Duluth Campus, Center of American Indian and Minority Health. The program will feature interviews with medical and health researchers, professors, and doctors plus native people active in Native American health today. Journey to Wellness on The North 103.3 is made possible by Ampers and the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Journey to Wellness in Indian Country: "Bear's Braid"

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Joelle Bearstail
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After "Bear's Braid" was published, Joelle Bearstail heard from a lot of families that had had similar experiences in public schools

"It's not just my son's story"

When Joelle Bearstail's son was being bullied at school for having long hair, she didn't get mad.

First, she met with teachers and administrators. Then she arranged a "cultural presentation" to teach the non-Native kids in his class a little more about her family's Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara traditions.

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Joelle Bearstail
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Joelle Bearstail

Then she wrote a book.

You can find more information about Bear's Braid here.

Lisa Johnson has been a broadcast journalist for 41 years ... and a radio announcer for a teensy bit longer.
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