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13th Annual Community Wellness Gathering To Be Held at Red Lake Nation College January 9-11, 2019

"A Return to Tradition" is Theme

 

December 27, 2018

Info table, Red Lake Chemical Health, 2017

"Looking to cultural remedies. This awareness can lead to liberation. The first step is love and acceptance of oneself and of being Indian. A restoration of family is needed. Where there is historical grief and loss, you can also find historical strength and healing. One cannot treat addiction without addressing the spiritual and cultural issues. This is critical to long-term sobriety." ~Dr. Cecil White Hat, (Lakota Sioux) 8th Annual Drug and Gang Summit.

The Thirteenth Annual Red Lake Community Wellness Gathering (formerly Drug & Gang Summit) is slated for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, January 9-11, 2019 at Red Lake Nation College in Red Lake. Community Members, Tribal Programs, School Personnel, Mental Health Services and other programs & services from all nations are welcome! Register on site. The event is free and open to the public with lunch provided each day.

Workshops and presentations will be held from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM each day, Friday until noon. Each morning will feature keynote speakers, with workshops in the afternoon. Storytelling & Music will be featured the 1st night at 7 pm. and a Comedy Showcase the 2nd night. The 2019 theme is "A Return to Tradition." (See attached agenda subject to change)

The objective of this gathering is to provide a catalyst for change in the community for people seeking solutions and opportunities that improve the quality of life for them and others. Using the Medicine Wheel as a guide, this gathering will focus on "what is working" when fostering success in people overcoming poverty, addictions, health issues, traumas, and grief. The question of this gathering is how can we help to guide our people to the networks and resources that will improve their quality of life? This gathering will focus on the successes of our people, identify what resources are available, strengthen existing networks, and build new ones. In the words of the late elder and substance abuse treatment pioneer Cecil White Hat, "Everything we need to heal is in the culture."

"When we break one heart, we break them all, as they are interconnected. If you don't have balance, you are part of the problem, because it's an interconnected system. Health is more than the absence of disease; it is a state of optimal well-being. We are doing as our ancestors did. The people were asked, and then all came together and pooled their wisdom." ~Gichi-Ma'iingan (Big Wolf) ROAD TO PONEMAH: The Teachings of Larry Stillday

Culture is Prevention and Tradition is Treatment.

Note: "According to the 2011 Adult Health Survey, a majority of the tribe's four districts agreed that culture helps them stay sober. Sixty-nine percent of 2012 Community Readiness Survey respondents, indicated that they agreed/strongly that commitment to cultural heritage can prevent substance abuse problems." ~Red Lake Chemical Health

UMICAD CEU'S Available

Sponsored by Red Lake Chemical Health and Oshkiimaajitahdah. Made possible in part by a grant from SAMHSA.

For More Information Call: Tom Barrett 679-1545, Reyna Lussier 679-1547, or Floyd "Buck" Jourdain, Jr., 679-3350

AGENDA

Community Wellness Gathering - “A Return to Tradition”

Where: Red Lake Nation College

When: January 9, 10, 11, 2019 Two & Half Day Gathering

The objective of this gathering is to provide a catalyst for change in the community for people seeking solutions and opportunities that improve the quality of life for themselves and others. Using the Medicine Wheel as a guide, this gathering will focus on “what is working” when fostering success in people overcoming poverty, addictions, health issues, traumas, and grief. The question of this gathering is how can we help to guide our people to the networks and resources that will improve their quality of life? This gathering will focus on the successes of our people, identify what resources are available, strengthen existing networks, and build new ones. In the words of the late elder and substance abuse treatment pioneer Cecil White Hat, “Everything we need to heal is in the culture.”

Jason Hart, CADC II & Kelly Iceman – Cultural Coordinators

TENTATIVE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SPEAKERS.

Tom Barrett, CADC III - Join the Recovery Revolution

Jerry Loud, BA Oshkiimaajitadah - A New Beginning

Red Road, Sober Squad, & Women in Recovery - Recovery Movements

Frank Goodwin (Mino Mikana) – Minobimaadiziiwin “Good Life Teachings”

Chance Rush - Balancing, Honoring Traditional, and Modern Responsibilities

Indian Health Service – Red Lake Wellness Team - Seven Circles of Wellness

Dan Dickerson, DO, MPH -Drum Assisted Therapy

Dennis Jones -Wellness and Traditions

Thomas X Barrett, BA - Short Film

Kailee Fretland, CDR, PharmD, BCPS, NCPS & Connie Berg, CPS I - Digital storytelling NDigidreams

Breakout sessions

Traditional health: herbs, plants, foods - Tashia Hart, Reyna Lussier CPS I, CADC I, & Erin Kelly CADC I

Women in fitness – Lenetta Jourdain, Laurel Lussier, & Liz Strong

Education and Training - Eugene Standing Cloud

Pow wow Zumba - Athena Cloud

Medicine wheel teachings – Renee Gurneau

Recovering from Grief & Loss Talking Circles - Frank Goodwin

Be Well Mother & Baby Program – Shelley English CADC I, Janet Drouillard, Karen Barrett, CADC III

Medication Assisted Recovery Services - Beemus Goodsky LADC, BA & Mamie Bender, RN, BSN

Mewinzha Ondaadiziikw Wiigaming “Long ago Women Birthing in Birthing Lodge” - Natalie Nicholson APRN, CNP, CLP

Community Wellness Gathering - “A Return to Tradition”

January 9, 2019 Day 1

8:00-12:00 Registration - RLNC Lobby

Facilitator – Chance Rush

9:00-9:20 Opening Ceremony/Song- Jason Hart & Kelly Iceman, Cultural Coordinators

9:20-9:30 Welcome: Tribal Council - Hereditary Chiefs

9:30-9:40 Opening Remarks: Tom Barrett - Executive Director Chemical Health

9:40-10:00 “A New Beginning” Jerry Loud Executive Director-Oshkiimaajitadah program

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:30 Recovery Revolution - Panel Facilitator Jason Hart

 Red Road Warriors: Jason Hart, Randy Johnson, Carl White

 Sober Squad: Colin Cash, Gary Benjamin, Randall Sam

 Women in Recovery: Heather Hoagland, Ashley Diver, Shandelle Friedman

11:30-1:00 Lunch Provided.

1:00-2:00 Breakout Workshops

Room 205. Healthy Traditions- Plants, Herbs, & Foods - Tashia Hart, Reyna Lussier, Erin Kelly

Fitness Center. Women in Fitness – Lenetta Jourdain, Liz Strong, & Laurel Lussier

Room 207. Never Give Up - Eugene Standing Cloud.

Room 209. Medicine Wheel Teachings- Renee Gurneau

Room 211. Wawiinge Nimama Idash Abinoojiyens “Be Well Baby & Mother” –

Janet Drouillard, Shelley English, & Karen Barrett

2:00-2:15 Break

2:15-3:15 Breakout Workshops

Room 205. Healthy Traditions- Plants, Herbs, & Foods. Tashia Hart, Reyna Lussier, Erin Kelly

Fitness Center. Women in Fitness- Lenetta Jourdain, Liz Strong, & Laurel Lussier

Room 207. Never Give Up - Eugene Standing Cloud.

Room 209. Medicine Wheel Teachings- Renee Gurneau

Room 211. Medication Assistant Recovery Services (MARS) - Beemus Goodsky & Mamie Bender

3:15-4:00 General Assembly: Short Film Zhagoojitoon “To overcome”-Thomas X Barrett

4:00-4:15 Closing remarks and closing song

7:00-9:00 Storytelling & Music by Donnie Applebee &

2018 Native American Music Association Artist of the Year- Annie Humphrey

Community Wellness Gathering - “A Return to Tradition”

January 10, 2019 – Day 2

“ROCK YOUR RIBBONS DAY”

8:00-12:00 Registration- RLNC Lobby

Facilitator – Chance Rush

9:00 A.M. Opening Ceremony/Song- Jason Hart & Kelly Iceman, Cultural Coordinators

9:15-9:30 Fly with Eagles RLNC President - Dan King, MBA

9:30-10:30 Minobimaadiziiwin “Good Life Teachings”- Frank Goodwin

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:45 Digital storytelling NDigidreams – Kailee Fretland & Connie Berg

 Danaeye Neadeau, Latrell Jones, Kelly Iceman, Floyd “Buck” Jourdain, Noe Vasques, Kailee Fretland, Logan Neadeau, & Tayana Redbear

11:45-1:00 Lunch Provided

1:00-2:00 Breakout Workshops

Fitness Center. Pow Wow Zumba - Athena Cloud

Room 205. Talking Circles-Recovering from grief and Loss - Frank Goodwin

Room 207. Seven Circles of Wellness - Red Lake Wellness Team

Room 209. Traditional Teachings - Dennis Jones

Room 211. Mewinzha Ondaadiziike Wiigaming “Long ago Women Birthing in Birthing Lodge” - Natalie Nicholson

2:00-2:15 Break

2:15-3:15 Breakout Workshops

Fitness Center. Pow Wow Zumba - Athena Cloud

Room 205. Talking Circles-Recovering from grief and Loss - Frank Goodwin

Room 207. Seven Circles of Wellness - Red Lake Wellness Team

Room 209. Traditional teachings - Dennis Jones

Room 211. Mewinzha Ondaadiziike Wiigaming “Long ago Women Birthing in Birthing Lodge”- Natalie Nicholson

3:15-3:30 Break

3:30-4:15 Balancing, Honoring Traditional, and Modern Responsibilities - Chance Rush

7:00-9:00 Comedy Showcase “Jon Roberts & Adrianne Chalepah”

Community Wellness Gathering - “A Return to Tradition”

January 11, 2019 - Day 3

9:00 Opening Ceremony/Song- Jason Hart &

Kelly Iceman, Cultural Coordinators

Facilitator – Chance Rush

9:15-9:30 Remarks- Tom Barrett, Chemical Health Executive Director

Hand Drum Exhibition – All Drummers Welcome

9:30-10:30 Drum Assisted Therapy - Daniel Dickerson DO, MPH

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45- 11:30 A Return to Tradition - Dennis Jones

12:00 Presentation of Certificates & Closing Round Dance

Feast & Drawings

 

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