Sally Fineday

Sally Fineday, born 1962, born and raised in Cass Lake, Minnesota on family tribal land. A member of the Leech Lake band of Ojibwe who has left home and returned multiple times out of a calling to serve her people. Sally’s Ojibwe name, Oshikawebie, means “one who crosses over,” and while the spiritual sentiment is inherent, I couldn’t help but recognize that the elder who gave her this name must have known she would also be crossing over the divide between native and non-native through the work she would do in her life and career. Our afternoon with Sally began …

DAY 4 – JULY 12, 2019

BEMIDJI TO CASS LAKE We were surprised by familiar faces on a beautiful sunny morning in Bemidji. Friends of the relay, Joe Hamlin and Angel Staples came to see us off from Paul Bunyan park! They met us again at the end of the segment in Cass Lake and I got to see their special place on the Mississippi along the way. Thanks for the support, Joe and Angel! The glitches along the way, including an off-course excursion by Tom, were all forgotten as we spent an enlightening afternoon with Sally Fineday, an active and forward-thinking member of the Leech …