By Wenona Gardner
The Red Shawl Fundraiser is to benefit Gerald L Ignace Indian Health Center at 930 W Mitchell Avenue Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204. GLIIHC’s mission to improve the health, peace, and wellness of Milwaukee’s Urban Indian Community. The Red Shawl Fundraiser is April 12, 2019 at Potawatomi Casino and Bingo 1721 W Canal Street Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233. 1(800)PAYSBIG. Activities include silent and live auctions including art made by Native Americans such as jewelryand paintings both modern and traditional. Also a delicious catered meal plus Native American entertainment.
GLIIHC is a 40,000-square-foot health center which used to be Goldmann’s Department Store serving 7,500 patients who most are in poverty. GLIIHC was first opened in 1999 opened by Dr Gerald L Ignace who dreamed of a wellness center for Milwaukee Native American population. Whose aim is to serve the American Indian community’s needs through the medical clinic, pharmacy, dental on the 1st floor and the 2nd floor All Nations Wellness Center and Fitness Center. Serves a wide support for the entire person including cultural, behavioral, social, nutrition, fitness, diabetes education, and spiritualneeds. Offering Drumming Circle, Talking Circle, Women’s Talking Circle, Veteran’s Talking Circle, Wellbriety Circle, AODA group, 12 step group, and outpatient therapy for substance abuse, co-occurring, and mental health.
GLIIHC has an amazing body of medical and cultural providers who work hard to meet the needs of the Indian Community. Such as Native American Women’s Talking Circle Facilitator Nicole Hesprich who provides women support and encourages community growth through the use of her drum.
Nicole sees that Gerald L Ignace Indian Center provides very important medical, cultural, and spiritual services. Since the years that she has been working for Gerald L Ignace she has welcomed many in her Circle. “I am holding space. I am here and ready to serve and support to Native Americans.” Please support Nicole and the rest of the GLIIHC staff in offering support to the Milwaukee Native American Community by donating to the Red Shawl Fundraiser.
For info: 414-383-9526. Gerald L Ignace