Wisdom Steps invites Tribal Elders to participate in activities that build their health.  Wisdom Steps began in Minnesota in 1999. Wisdom Steps is a partnership among the eleven Minnesota Indian tribes, three urban areas (Minneapolis/St. Paul, Duluth and Bemidji) and the Minnesota Board on Aging.

Wisdom Steps encourages elders to take simple steps toward better health. Activities such as participating in health screenings, attending a health education class, or enjoying a healthy living activity are promoted. Elders learn that the path to health is easy and can be walked by visiting with a physician and setting a personal health goal like losing weight or stopping smoking.

  • Latest News

    Our 14th Annual Conference and Celebration was a huge success! This year’s conference, held June 10-12, 2014 at Jackpot Junction Casino, was a wonderful event full of community, fun and information. Carolynn Shommer (center) from the Upper Sioux Community was the recipient of the Alan Allery Award. She is joined in this photo by fellow…

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  • Upcoming Events

    Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Garage Sale and Elder’s Walk is Friday, August 8, 2014.
    Healing Pow-Wow takes place on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Sanford Hospital in Bemidji
    Don’t miss the Wisdom Steps 11th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday September 12, 2014.

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    Want to help? Making a donation is easy, just use PayPal and make whatever size donation works for you. Don’t have a PayPal account? Don’t worry, you can use your credit card on PayPal without having to create an account.

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The Wisdom Path

A program to help Native American elders decide for themselves how they want to obtain and maintain optimal health.  Wisdom Steps provides tools and education and  Elders volunteer to participate and are recognized for their efforts. 

MBA Staff Indian Elder Desk
P.O. Box 64976 | St. Paul, MN 55164-0976

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