April 27-28, 2017

Healthy Native People GatheringApril 27-28, 2017Great Wolf Lodge, Traverse City, Michigan

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Tonemah with focus on how trauma is experienced and ways to release it.
  • Laurie DeDecker with focus on energy healing to bring balance to the mind, body, and spirit.

Community Learning Sessions:

  • Tobacco Teaching
  • Shawl Making
  • Opioid Dependence Discussion
  • Plus more to be announced.

Quality Improvement Community of Learning

For more information and to register, email Madeline Gallegos or call 906-632-6896 x. 108


April 28, 2017

“From Dealin’ to Healin'” – Friday, April 28, 2017, 1 – 4 p.m. – Horizon’s Conference Center, Bay Mills Resort and Casino, Brimley, Michigan

Public is welcome to attend.

School, work, addictions, and so much more!  We will understand how our history with stress and overwhelm affects our health and behavior today, and we will leave with simple tools to not only deal with our issues, but understand how we heal and how they live in us.

Darryl Tonemah is a full blooded (Kiowa/Comanche/Tuscarora) Native American Psychologist.  He has a PhD in Counseling Psychology and Cultural Studies and teaches across North America on topics such as health behavior change, and how trauma affects behavior.  He sits on numerous state and national boards addressing disparities in education and health care among the native community.  He has committed his professional career to empowering native people.  He uses research, education, music, writing, and acting to reach his audience.  He has recorded nine award winning CDs.  He has also appeared in three movies including “The Cherokee World for Water.”  He appeared in the New York City state productions of “Manhatta” and “Sliver of a Full Moon.”  He also has recently appeared on the television series “Nashville.”  He has published a book on leadership entitled “Spray Your Swamp Cooler.”  He lives in Western New York with his beautiful wife and three children.

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June 27, 2017


Presented by Hilary Baca, Client Relationship Manager Health Initiatives, National Jewish Health

June 27, 2017, 3 p.m. EDT

For free culturally appropriate commercial tobacco cessation coaching, call 1-855-372-0037.

We will be going over general information on National Jewish Health and the Michigan Tobacco Quitline, along with an update on how the American Indian Commercial Tobacco Program is going.  This will also include some preliminary data on utilization and demographics.

More details to be announced soon.