Through this series, Journey to Wellness in Indian Country, we have focused on various aspects of what has contributed to the health disparities that American Indians face and the culturally-rooted solutions being implemented in tribes across Minnesota and beyond.
Dr. Michelle Johnson-Jennings says tribal people have had the secret to healthy living all along: the ancestors gave instructions for healthy, happy living in the stories that have been passed down through the generations.
So now it's a question of returning to the "original operating instructions" in part to help combat substance abuse, obesity and some of the other ills that plague Indian country.
Journey to Wellness in Indian Country was produced in part by Nathan Ratner. This episode originally aired April 25, 2016.