Red Lake Nation opened a new wellness and event venue that showcases how design and technology can support community.

Red Lake Wellness Center
Image: Annalise Braught | Bemidji Pioneer
Red Lake Nation opens new Wellness and Event Center
Image: Annalise Braught | Bemidji Pioneer

Earlier this week, the 17,000 sq. ft. Giminiimendaamin Ezhichigevang (GE) Wellness and Event venue opened in Redby, MN as an addition to the Oshikiimaajitahdah community center.

“We’ve been waiting for this day for quite a long time,” said Eugene StandingCloud, Assistant Executive Director of Oshkiimaajitahdah. “We want to make this event center something for our community."

He described a large motivation behind this project: to provide a state-of-the-art event space for the Red Lake Nation community that serves multiple needs. To achieve this, they sought a partner to provide integrated technology and furniture solutions to bring their vision to life. Our team worked closely with Eugene StandingCloud and team to deliver a turnkey event center with flexible seating and premium audio visual solutions from Crestron, including three large 4K monitors and a built-in ceiling speaker system.

“We’ve always talked about being self-sufficient. We don’t need to farm out different things, it’s all here now,” StandingCloud said. “That’s a part of the wellness equation, it’s all right here, self-sustaining."

The GE Wellness and Event venue opened with the first of many celebrations, ready to welcome groups for presentations, Tribal events, concerts, weddings, UC collaboration meetings and so much more. It empowers Oshkiimaajitahdah to be self-sufficient in providing wellness and events that foster community building and creating memories—a place that brings people together.

Quotes and photos credited to the Bemidji Pioneer. Read the full story here.
See coverage of the opening celebration from Lakeland PBS.

This project was executed in partnership with Brunton Architects.