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Arne Vainio: Dignity and respect belong to all of us and cannot be hoarded
Opinion
Arne Vainio: Dignity and respect belong to all of us and cannot be hoarded (July 19, 2017)
I see riches when I travel, but they aren’t always the ones that matter.

Arne Vainio: What does the princess want to be when she grows up?
Education | Health | Opinion
Arne Vainio: What does the princess want to be when she grows up? (June 20, 2017)
A five-year-old girl missing one of her top teeth was singing songs from one of the animated princess movies when her mom brought her to my office, worried about a worsening cough.

Arne Vainio: Expressing gratitude for the people we have around us
Health | Opinion
Arne Vainio: Expressing gratitude for the people we have around us (May 19, 2017)
We get one go-around and one shot at making this life worthwhile.

Arne Vainio: We lost a fluent Ojibwe speaker in Larry Smallwood
Education | Opinion
Arne Vainio: We lost a fluent Ojibwe speaker in Larry Smallwood (April 28, 2017)
When we lose an elder, we lose a library.

Arne Vainio: Taking Jim Northrup's rez car out for another journey
Opinion
Arne Vainio: Taking Jim Northrup's rez car out for another journey (March 13, 2017)
Jim and I had a friendship that deepened over the years and my wife Ivy became part of his family.

Arne Vainio: Finding some medicine in the woods and by the fire
Health | Opinion
Arne Vainio: Finding some medicine in the woods and by the fire (February 22, 2017)
He only came to the clinic once a year or so and for being in his seventies, he was in surprisingly good shape.

Arne Vainio: It's never too late to save your health and your life
Health | Opinion
Arne Vainio: It's never too late to save your health and your life (January 25, 2017)
I was covered in grease when he came up to me and my hair was knotted with leaves and dirt from working on the car.

Arne Vainio: Christmas comes once again for a crabby old man
Opinion
Arne Vainio: Christmas comes once again for a crabby old man (December 19, 2016)
No one thought it would last, but they were married for 38 years before she was diagnosed with breast cancer and she died within a year of her diagnosis.

Arne Vainio: Water is Life -- A sacred journey to Standing Rock
Opinion
Arne Vainio: Water is Life -- A sacred journey to Standing Rock (November 23, 2016)
Easter Sunday was in March this year and there was a light snow falling as I left the house with as many water bottles as I could carry.

Arne Vainio: Honoring unsung heroes in our throwaway society
Health | Opinion
Arne Vainio: Honoring unsung heroes in our throwaway society (October 18, 2016)
The longer I’m in the doctor business, the more I realize true healing is love and forgiveness and redemption and hope.

Arne Vainio: A father wishes for 'more time' after burying his son
Health | Opinion
Arne Vainio: A father wishes for 'more time' after burying his son (September 19, 2016)
I saw his obituary in a Sunday paper that was almost a year old.

Arne Vainio receives 'Unsung Hero' award for efforts in Minnesota
Health | National
Arne Vainio receives 'Unsung Hero' award for efforts in Minnesota (September 6, 2016)
Arne Vainio is a physician and member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.

Arne Vainio: The late Jim Northrup shared his calling with the world
Opinion
Arne Vainio: The late Jim Northrup shared his calling with the world (August 18, 2016)
Jim Northrup was a boarding school survivor, a warrior in Vietnam, a cop on the reservation, a poet and an author of multiple books, a husband, father and grandfather.

Arne Vainio: A powerful homecoming for family in our troubled times
Opinion
Arne Vainio: A powerful homecoming for family in our troubled times (July 18, 2016)
My wife Ivy and I traveled south in the middle of these troubled times.

Arne Vainio: Congratulating our graduates on a major milestone
Education | Opinion
Arne Vainio: Congratulating our graduates on a major milestone (June 16, 2016)
Major life transitions should always carry ceremonies.

Arne Vainio: A mother's gift carried me through many life journeys
Health | Opinion
Arne Vainio: A mother's gift carried me through many life journeys (May 26, 2016)
My stethoscope is broken. The upper part where the ear pieces go into the tubing separated and I can’t find any way to fix it.

Arne Vainio: Saying Giigawaabamin (goodbye) to uncle and elder George Earth
Opinion
Arne Vainio: Saying Giigawaabamin (goodbye) to uncle and elder George Earth (April 19, 2016)
Giigawaabamin, George. I will dance your regalia and I will remember every step is a prayer.

Arne Vainio: Let's start to banish the shame associated with suicide
Health | Opinion
Arne Vainio: Let's start to banish the shame associated with suicide (March 3, 2016)
My father's suicide is never far from my mind. I go outside at night and I look at the stars and I think about him.

Arne Vainio: Watch Native Report for first Health Matters segment
Health | Opinion
Arne Vainio: Watch Native Report for first Health Matters segment (February 16, 2016)
Like any oppressed people, we learned to survive on what we had and white flour and processed sugar and high fat foods replaced our true traditional foods.

Arne Vainio: Starting a new medical segment for Native Report
Health | Opinion
Arne Vainio: Starting a new medical segment for Native Report (December 15, 2015)
I want to make going to the doctor less scary and I want medical issues to make sense.

Arne Vainio: A mother opens up after the death of her child
Health | Opinion
Arne Vainio: A mother opens up after the death of her child (November 16, 2015)
'Andrew died eight years ago and I think about him every morning when I wake up and every night when I’m falling asleep.'

Arne Vainio: Happiness comes from my life of medical service
Education | Health | Opinion
Arne Vainio: Happiness comes from my life of medical service (October 16, 2015)
Out of tragedy springs hope. As physicians, we are often the lighthouses in a sea of tragedy.

Arne Vainio: Learning to dance to bring healing for our people
Health | Opinion
Arne Vainio: Learning to dance to bring healing for our people (September 24, 2015)
George Earth has always told me seeing a doctor dancing would be healing for everyone and I discovered that meant me as much as anyone else.

Arne Vainio: Doing more to support our Native youth in medicine
Education | Health | Opinion
Arne Vainio: Doing more to support our Native youth in medicine (August 21, 2015)
Attending the annual meeting of the Association of American Indian Physicians made me realize what I’ve been doing to help our youth isn’t enough.

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