Arne Vainio, M.D. was born to a Finnish father and an Ojibwe mother, one of seven children. When he was four years old, his father committed suicide and poverty followed. He credits less than a double handful of people for changing his course and advises we are all that person for someone who might be lost. He will talk about growing up, mostly on the Ojibwe side, and the awakening of his Finnish side, mostly since Finnfest 2008 and the connections between Finnish and Ojibwe people.
He has an interesting background, from being a lumberjack to receiving multiple awards as for his work as a Physician.
-Bartender, auto body shop worker, lumberjack, sawmill worker, farmhand high school through early twenties.
-Heavy equipment operator age 18-27. Superintendent for a construction company working in multiple states.
-Professional firefighter/Paramedic 1985-1988, Virginia, Minnesota.
-University of Minnesota, Duluth Medical School 1990-1994.
-Seattle Indian Health Board//Providence Hospital family practice residency 1994-1997.
-Family Practice physician on the Fond du Lac reservation 1997-present.
-IHS National Directors Award 2008-2009.
-National Diabetes Physicians Recognition Award 2010.
Please note that this is a ZOOM MEETING
Meeting ID: 831 3778 1352