Powwow's Drumbeat Draws American Indians to Doctor

July 11, 2007

Author: Ishani Ganguli

Source: Reuters


SILVER SPRING, Maryland (Reuters) - As Wendy Friar put the final touches on a health screening and powwow for Maryland's American Indian community, she had doubts about how the combination would be received.

"To be honest, we hope it's appropriate," said Friar, a community health director at Holy Cross, a Roman Catholic hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland.

As it turned out, the singing and dancing made all the difference.