A new community sweat lodge service is being offered to tribal men and women for the Bismarck metro area on Saturday.

This service, an effort to reduce recidivism, is coordinated through the Native American Development Center's Peer Support Program in collaboration with the North Dakota Behavioral Health Division and a Prison Mentor Program in collaboration with the North Dakota Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation.

Sweatlodge will be held from noon to 3:30 p.m. every Saturday at 23902 Highway 1804, in Baldwin, 14 miles north of Bismarck.

Transportation will be provided for tribal members who are re-entering the Bismarck-Mandan community from local halfway houses, homeless shelters, jail, prison, treatment and tribal reservations.

There will be a tipi with a sacred fire every Saturday as long as there are enough men involved and committed to build the tipi every week.

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