Sokaogon Chippewa Community News

“Every Step: A Healing Circle” Video Now Available

The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) presents another film in the series of short videos called “Ogichidaa Storytellers”.

This short film centers on the Healing Circle Run. In 1989, the Anishinaabe Solidarity Relay began as a response to the resounding racism and hatred directed towards Ojibwe people throughout the region at boat landings and other communal spaces. The animosity that spilled into communities, schools and even churches created great hardship for Ojibwe communities and their harvesters.

Today, the Healing Circle Run continues to connect Ojibwe communities across Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan and through collective running, walking and prayer, provides healing and relief. The annual event also serves as a reminder to both participants and observers of the commitment, efforts and resiliency of the Tribal Nations that have survived decades of trauma.