Dr. Arne Vainio: “Walking into the Unknown”

By KBJR News 1

April 18, 2013 Updated Apr 19, 2013 at 12:36 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Storytelling has been an important part of the Ojibwe culture for centuries. Dr. Arne Vainio believes our stories help shape our lives and our response to the world around us.

His is a very public story that is making a difference in the lives of middle aged Native American men facing a critical turning point in their lives.

That story is told in the Emmy nominated documentary “Walking into the Unknown.” Dr. Vainio is a Family Practice Physician, accomplished writer and storyteller.

We recently sat down to talk with the Doctor during a break between patients at the Min No Aya Win Human Service Center on the Fond Du Lac Reservation in Cloquet.

To learn more about Dr. Vainio’s documentary and view its trailers go target="_blank">HERE