NWI November 2020 Trainings – Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) – Training of Facilitators

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November 17, 2020 - November 19, 2020

Anchorage, AK

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November 17, 2020 - November 19, 2020

Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa: 401 E. 6th Ave, Anchorage, AK

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Our Vision:  Through the gifts of our ancestors . . . Prayer, Song, Ceremony, Language, and Courage . . . Native people will live in Balance and Wellness, ensuring a rich cultural legacy for our future generations.

(Training Class) “Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) – Training of Facilitators”  Fee $495 

Held at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa in Anchorage Alaska

For more information or to register, go to https://www.nativewellness.com/gathering-of-native-americans-training-of-facilitators.html

About the Training

Become a Certified Trainer 

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 thier 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. The training will be conducted by one of the original GONA curriculum developers and Native Wellness Institute founding board member, Theda New Breast.


Training Topics

  • GONA History and Purpose
  • Group Norms
  • Creating a Sense of Team
  • Importance of Creation Stories
  • Focusing on Strengths and Traditional Values
  • Historical and Inter-generational Trauma
  • Historical Wisdom
  • Healing and Wellness
  • Healthy Community Resources, Vision and Needs
  • Action Planning
  • How to Organize and Implement a GONA
  • Facilitation Skill Development


Who Should Attend

Adults working in the health, social service, youth, recreation, justice, elder and other programs serving community members who want to learn how to facilitate healing through the GONA, gathering of Native Americans.



Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa: 401 E. 6th Ave, Anchorage, AK


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Submitted by PowWow Calendar on: March 17, 2020

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