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Community Health Education Highlights June 2019

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Keith D. Smith

Medical School: Traditional Practitioner

Year started with Tribe: 2011

My main purpose is to provide Traditional Ojibway guidance and healing to all of our people young and old. Our traditional healing practices come in the form of teaching(s) and providing traditional medicine(s) to those that come to our department requesting help. We are able to provide help to a wide range of physical and mental health issues. Our goal is to ultimately achieve good overall health to our people. Our work is based under the philosophy and an important teaching we learned from the late Adam Lussier; “If we can heal the spirit, the body will follow.”

Keith Smith, traditional healer, is an enrolled member of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa from Minnesota and moved to the U.P. with his wife over a year ago. He began practicing with Sault Tribe in 2011. Traditional healing practices come in the form of guidance and providing traditional medicines to those who request help with a wide range of physical and mental health issues. He enjoys singing and drumming with various drums and is a member of two Anishinaabe societies. His leisure activities include fishing, relaxing by waters and traditional crafts with an emphasis on wood and stone carving.

Health Centers where Keith D. Smith can be found:

Grand Island Chippewa Community Center
622 West Superior Street
Munising, MI 49862
Phone: (906) 387-4721


Sault Ste. Marie Tribal Health Center
2864 Ashmun Street
Sault Ste. Marie , MI 49783
Phone: (906) 632-5200
Fax: (906) 632-5276


Sault Tribal Health & Human Services Center
1140 N. State St. Suite 2805
Saint Ignace, MI 49781
Phone: (906) 643-8689


Services provided by Keith D. Smith:

Traditional Medicine
The Traditional Medicine Program, established in 1995, was the first tribal traditional medicine program in the United States integrated into a tribal health delivery system. It has become recognized and accepted within the tribal community and has served as a model for traditional medicine programs offered by other tribes.

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