Saturday, June 9, 2018

American Indian Walkers Braved Light Rain to Demonstrate Their Commitment to Sobriety

by Levi Rickert
 Elders joined the young to make a stand for sobriety among Grand Rapids American Indian community.

GRAND RAPIDS — Some two dozen American Indians and non-Native supporters braved light rain on Saturday morning, June 9, 2018, to participate in the 23rd Annual Native American Sobriety Walk along the Grand River in Grand Rapids, Michigan from Canal Park to Riverside Park where the 39th Homecoming of the Three Fires Powwow is being held this weekend.

The walk was started in 1995 to bring attention to the devastating effects alcohol and drugs have on the local Grand Rapids American Indian community and for participants to declare their sobriety.

The 23rd Annual Native American Sobriety Walk was sponsored by the Anishinaabe Circle...

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