Promoting the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of North America’s indigenous peoples is our labor of love. The goal of the Native Wellness Institute is to continue bringing about positive changes in the lifestyles, relationships, education, and overall wellness of Native Americans. As the Native Community’s leading social-services resource, our current and future objectives focus on five main areas:
Healthy Relationships and Parenting
Youth Leadership and Development
Workplace Wellness / Staff Development
Strategic Planning, Program Development and Curriculum Development
Educational Wellness Conferences, Retreats and Training
We accomplish this goal by:
Bringing together highly skilled Native trainers and consultants across the United States and Canada for conferences, workshops and other projects;
Implementing a leadership training initiative that will strengthen the circle and prepare Native people for leadership opportunities; and
Developing programs and services to meet other areas of need that impact the physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental well-being of Native people.
Looking to the Future — the 7th Generation
Our elders have told us “be careful in the decisions we make today as they will impact the 7th generation- our grandchildren’s grandchildren, grandchildren.” Respect for this wisdom continues to guide us in our commitment to preparing Native youth for a brighter future. It is our cultural responsibility to prepare our young people to be positive, productive and proactive members of their families and communities.
NWI strives to provide a process where our young ones can make a "head to heart" connection and understand the "why" of behaviors and how we can promote and maintain living by the "Warrior's Spirit" being positive, productive and proactive. We know our ancestors are smiling with pride with our accomplishments in the present… and visions for the future.