Trainings with the same dates and location run simultaneously. Please register for only one training per dates and location.
Dealing and Healing from Loss & Grief
with Charles Tail Feathers, Jillene Joseph, & Robert Johnston
Registration Fee: $395
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 Due to the impacts of colonization, healthy grieving processes have faded and have been replaced by unhealthy grieving practices including not grieving at all.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.
Gathering of Native Americans (GONA)
- Training of Facilitators
with Theda New Breast & Marcus Red Thunder
Registration Fee: $495
The Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) curriculum was developed between 1990 and 1994 and has stood the test of time as an effective healing and planning model for tribal communities addressing impacts of historical and inter-generational trauma. Impacts include substance abuse, suicide, meth and other drug use, violence, poverty and more. This training will teach people how to facilitate a GONA for your tribe or agency.
Participants will go through the four foundational phases of the GONA- belonging, mastery, interdependence and generosity. A handout packet will be distributed to each participant that can be duplicated for GONA’s that will be implemented in your community.
Native Youth Leadership Academy
with Charles Tail Feathers, Robert Johnston, LoVina Louie, Thosh Collins, Chelsey Luger, Martin Sensmeier, Emcee One, Josh Cocker, Shalene Joseph, Jordan Cocker, Tomas Karmelo Amaya, & Siera Begay
Registration Fee: $350
Native youth need caring adults to provide guidance, support, direction and skills for their personal growth and development. The Native Youth Leadership Academy does just that. Activities focus on their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being and helps to prepare them to be positive contributing members in their school, family and community. Youth participants engage in a journey of ceremony, sharing, learning and experiencing leadership development. Youth from throughout Native Country will have an opportunity to learn about healing, Native wellness, leadership, spirituality and healthy risk taking. They will meet other youth who are on similar paths and will be able to network and connect with other amazing youth.