About the Training
Tribal communities embrace strong efforts of cultural revitalization, community engagement and provide healing opportunities. Yet, physical violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and child sexual abuse continues on tribal lands, in urban centers and areas in between- violence against women by men. Most often, it is women helping other women to heal from these traumatic experiences, bringing awareness to the prevalence of violence and helping women learn more about healthy relationships. Where are the men in all of this? Small pockets of men across the Nation are stepping up to make positive change, to take responsibility to hold themselves and other men accountable and to END violence against women. There is much more work to be done.
This new training being offered by the Native Wellness Institute will provide a framework for men to engage in conversation with each other about violence against women, to help men of all ages to better understand where their hurt, pain, anger and rage comes from and how men can gather with other men, formally and informally, to choose respect to end this violence.
FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT CEU'S
Community Education & Engagement Coordinator
Northwest Indian College
2522 Kwina Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
Who Should Attend
This training is intended for men of varying capacities from tribal leadership to tribal programs to dads, uncles, brothers and sons wanting to make a positive effort to end violence against women and who want to learn how to engage other men to do the same. It’s intended for older men, middle-aged men, young men and women who may lead violence prevention efforts in communities.
Registrants who are unable to attend may send a replacement participant at no additional charge. Please provide us with the name of the replacement before the training. If a participant is unable to attend and no cancellation is made prior to the training or replacement is made, the FULL amount of registration will be charged as a no-show fee.
Meet the Trainer
(Tlingit, Cherokee, Filipino)
Gene has over twenty years experience as an influential storyteller, trainer, speaker, mentor and performer. With the wisdom and knowledge from his teachers, mentors and elders, his background in theater, dance and music, his work with wilderness and nature connection, and an NLP Master practitioner Gene has developed influential, results based workshops, presentations and performances that have touched participants of all walks of life and ages nationally and internationally. In the words of one audience participant “Gene is a delight and inspiration to the human spirit.”
The Bahia Resort Hotel
998 West Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
The room rate is $119.00 single and double rate, $139 triple rate, $159 quad rate. Mention the Native Wellness Institute to receive the discounted rate. The cutoff date for making room reservations is Monday, November 1, 2019, after this date the discounted room rate can not be guaranteed.
Standard amenities in every studio, room, and suite include: complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, HBO, AM/FM radio, coffeemaker, ironing board and iron, hairdryer, refrigerator and signature bath supplies.