Published May 24, 2009
Dr. Arne Vainio is an Ojibwe physician who works on the Fond du Lac Reservation in northern Minnesota. Frustrated by middle-aged Native men not coming in for health screenings, he came to the realization that he was also avoiding the necessary screenings. So, after some soul searching, he decided to put together a video documentary...for himself, for his family, for his people, and for other men (50 years and older) like himself.
Here is a trailer of his film: http://www.sightspeaks.com/witu/trailer
Many Indian elders, especially men, may avoid hospitals...believing it to be a house of death (not wellness) and/or where people go to die.
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