About the Training
Native people, families and communities experience much loss and consequently grief during a lifetime. Death of loved ones, suicide, loss of relationships, living in the past due to daily reminders of pain and hurt experienced by a different generation and more. This often keeps Native people in a state of grief and keeps us stuck. Due to the impacts of colonization, healthy grieving processes have faded and have been replaced by unhealthy grieving practices including not grieving at all. Unresolved grief impacts tribal and organizational leaders, clients of programs, staff, young people and every community member. This creates negative energy in our homes, places of work and community and we feed off of that energy which promotes more negative actions and responses which then contributes to chronic negativity that plagues many of us.
This training is to help individuals, tribal and organizational programs better understand grief, grieving and how to help yourself and others through the grieving process. Each participant will receive a handout packet, resources and ideas to integrate into programming for their community. Whether you work with youth, health, social services, law enforcement or beyond, learning how to move beyond grief will positively impact you and the people you serve.
FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT CEU'S
Community Education & Engagement Coordinator
Northwest Indian College
2522 Kwina Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
Who Should Attend
Community members, social service staff, tribal health, TANF, tribal leaders, program managers, elders, cultural leaders and anyone interesting in learning more about grief, loss and moving forward.
Meet the Trainers
Coeur d’Alene, Colville, Nez Perce
LoVina is has a Bachelors of Science in Organizational Sciences with an emphasis in Community Wellness. She is a national trainer and facilitator in youth leadership development, strategic planning and community planning. Healthy Native Communities Fellowship Certification, PAK Physical Activity Kit Certified. Worked with youth and families in wellness for over twenty years. Developed the revolutionary exercise series “Powwow Sweat” and Co-directed the American Indian Film Festival and Red Nation Film Festival award winning music video “We Shall Remain”.
Charles Tail Feathers
NWI Board of Directors. With 20 years for the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs where he assisted in creating a family wellness court system. He also served as a Victim of Crime Advocate, Elders Advocate & Juvenile Advocate. He has provided training & technical assistance to tribal court systems. He has provided Native wellness and healing training in Indian country for over 35 years.
Muskogee Creek, Choctaw
“When you hold back, you stand behind the mountain. When you step up, you stand on top of it!”
Robert is a founding member of the Native Wellness Institute and a popular Native American speaker and coach who has served Indian Country for over 15 years. He uses humor, storytelling, and music in his highly interactive presentations. As a leadership trainer for youth, Robert has served many organizations including White Bison, United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY), National Congress of American Indian (NCAI), and the Native Wellness Institute. He is a certified hypnotist and has studied Sports Motivation. Robert’s hypnosis shows have delighted Native communities all over the United States and Canada.
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.
South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89183
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - $80
Thursday - $95
GROUP CODE: NAT1020
The discounted room rate is $80.00(Monday - Wednesday) and $95.00 (Thursday) per night plus 13% tax. Mention the Native Wellness Institute to receive the discounted rate.
The cutoff date to make room reservations is September 29, 2019. After this date room reservations will be accepted based on availability, and the discounted rate can not be guaranteed.
The South Point Hotel Casino is located in the heart of the premiere southwest Las Vegas valley, just minutes away from the famous Las Vegas Strip. Some of the many amenities include a 16-screen Century Theatre movie complex, 64-lane bowling center and a handful of restaurants that cater to all appetites and tastes. This distinctive hotel features spacious rooms and suites with 42-inch LED televisions, Point Plush mattresses and Wireless Fidelity throughout. A unique feature to this property is its Equestrian Center, which is the finest horse facility in the country. South Point also has a fabulous 400-seat showroom that features headliner entertainment and dancing to live bands on weekends.