Umatilla Tribes' Wellness Gathering to focus on healing

Healing is the theme for this year’s Wellness Gathering on Monday and Tuesday on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Guest speakers will focus on healing from depression and grief.

The free event starts with a youth day and family event at Nixyáawii Community School and continues Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Wildhorse Resort and Casino.

On Monday, families are invited to a dinner, mini-powwow and comedy show starting at 5 p.m. at Nixyáawii Community School gym. Motivational speakers Chance Rush, an enrolled citizen of the Three Affiliated Tribes (Hidatsa), and EmCee One, will discuss building value, self-reliance, respect, honor, spiritual virtue and a sense of belonging in youths, parents, relationships and communities.

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