In the Spirit of Medicine: We’re leaving for Eleuthera Island soon

May 27, 2019

Ivy Vainio (second from right) and her family in Rock Sound, Eleuthera Island
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I always think when you’re finding your family history, you want there to be a haunted Scottish castle on a moor and maybe some kind of lost treasure. Instead, we found poverty in the heart of Tampa and we found love and acceptance.

In the Spirit of Medicine features the essays of Dr. Arne Vainio, an enrolled member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and a family practice doctor on the Fond Du Lac reservation in Cloquet. His essays on life, work, medicine, and spirit are published in News from Indian Country and you can find the link to this story here.

Ivy Vainio and her cousin, Cavin Knowles
Credit Ivy Vainio