Native American Curriculum for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Programs in Minnesota

In this training much of our focus will be on meaningful connections and uses of MI in a way that appreciates and supports the Native cultural value system.

January 25, 26, and 27, 2017
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday ends at 2:00 pm
Cambria Hotel & Suites
9655 Grove Circle North
Maple Grove, MN 55369
by email or phone:
Jo Lightfeather- 612-728-2031
Randy Vickers- 612-728-2029
Ashley Butner- 612-728-2009

The primary intent of this substance abuse-related curriculum is to provide an educational experience primarily for prevention specialists and substance abuse staff of state licensed programs in Minnesota. The curriculum is also relevant for health, mental health and social work staff members, and other service providers working with Native Americans.

There will be a variety of presenters throughout the training. Some of the trainers will be:
Rose Robinson, Native American Curriculum Consultant for the State of MN, Leech Lake Reservation enrolled
Denise Lindquist, Ojibwe, Native American Curriculum Senior Trainer, White Earth Reservation enrolled
Betty Poitra, Ojibwe, Native American Curriculum Senior Trainer, Turtle Mountain Reservation enrolled
Jo Lightfeather, Ojibwe, Native American Curriculum Trainer, White Earth Reservation enrolled
And others

Curriculum topics include:

  • Cultural and spiritual values (Pre-European contact)
  • Government policies, treaties and federal laws
  • Prejudicial and discrimination issues
  • Cultural orientations
  • Traditional family relationships
  • Introduction to spiritual ceremonies
  • History of alcohol and drug abuse
  • Multiple addictions and diseases
  • Counseling strategies & culturally and spiritually related assessment instruments<\li>

$175.00 for this 3-day training

Certificates of Completion from Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College pending

MIWRC Library/Research/Clearinghouse & Training Program Workshops are funded by the State of Minnesota. Department of Human Services, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division

Have a question? Contact us.