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MT. PLEASANT, MICHIGAN - The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, based in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, designates August as American Indian Sobriety Month.
On the Saturday morning of its annual powwow, the Tribe's Behavioral Health Program and supported by Nimkee Public Health, hosts a Freedom Walk to celebrate sobriety.
The Freedom Walk begins at the tribal office complex and continues to the powwow campgrounds.
This year's Freedom Walk event will begin tomorrow, Saturday, August 6, at 7:30 am in the tribal gym, where a free breakfast will be served and speakers heard on the importance of remaining sober - alcohol and drug-free.
Each year, between 300 - 400 people participate in the Freedom Walk, according to Hunter Genia, director of the Behavioral Health Program for the Tribe.
“It is something to see,”
All are welcome to participate in the Freedom Walk.
The event is one of series of events scheduled during Sobriety Month. To see a complete list of this month's events, go to www.sagchip.org
posted August 5, 2011 7:30 am edt
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