Youth Gathering of Native Americans—GONA

November 18, 19, 20, 2022

Native American Families ages 12 & up are invited to

Youth Gathering of Native Americans

November 18, 19, 20, 2022

Starts 6 p.m. Friday, November 18th. Ends at Noon, Sunday, November 20th.
Bear River Community Center Loleta, California
Lodging is available at Bear River Hotel and Casino and Resort (contact for more details)

Fun Activities • Laughter and Healing • Prizes • Give-Aways

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We are excited to have lead our event long-time GONA Facilitators:
Gayle Zepeda (Pomo), Albert Titman (Nisenon/Maidu/Miwok) & Dean Hoaglin (Wailaki/Pomo/Miwok)


Community healing is necessary for substance abuse pre- vention. Healthy traditions in the Native American commu- nity are key to effective prevention. The holistic approach to wellness is a traditional part of Native American belief systems. Every Youth is of value in empowering the com- munity. The GONA is a safe place for Youth to share, heal, and plan for action. The GONA provides Native Youth with an indigenous framework to examine historical trau- ma, and its impact on substance abuse and suicidal behav- ior issues, with an emphasis on community empowerment.

For more information contact:
Vincent Feliz, Da’luk Coordinator
(707) 445-8451 •

This project is supported by Elevate Youth California, which is managed by The Center at Sierra Health Foundation under contract with the State of California’s Department of Health Care Services through Proposition 64.

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