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Gathering Of Native Americans Community Event – Anchorage, Alaska

The GONA (Gathering of Native Americans) is a 3-day curriculum whose focus can be a whole community, or specific age or gender groups. The GONA was founded in 1992 by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and a team of Native Americans across the nation. The central theme for the GONA is community healing from historical and intergenerational trauma that addresses self, family, and community. The GONA addresses risk factors leading to substance abuse and destructive behaviors and uses Alaska Native culture as a resource to reclaim healthy behaviors.

Gathering of Native Americans (GONA)

Anchorage, AK

February 11 – 13, 2013





Name of Village/Tribe:______________________________________________

Please indicate Community Member or Title (if employed):______________

Who should attend? Anyone who:

  1. Is concerned about the well-being of our families and community;

  2. Would like to see more positive activities made available;

  3. Would like to see more culturally appropriate services being implemented;

  4. Has available resources (time, supplies, knowledge, etc.); and

Is a concerned community member with ideas and suggestions to be considered as a part of a community plan.

This event is sponsored by Awakening Spiritual Unity, an Alaska Native based organization and is supported by SAMHSA’s Native American Center for Excellence (NACE).

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