Tribal Nations, Americas
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Women participating in the KWESTRONG Triathlon in Minneapolis, a city in the midwestern U.S. state of Minnesota, smudge themselves with sage, sweet grass and other traditional medicines before the event begins. About 180 women canoed 3 miles, biked 9 miles, and completed a 5k or 10k run around Lake Calhoun on Aug. 21. In Dakota, the language of the indigenous tribe native to this area, this lake was originally called “Bde Maka Ska,” which translates to “White Earth Lake.” The event is intended to promote indigenous womens’ wellness.