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Gathering of Native Americans (GONA)

October 18, 2022 @ 9:00 am - October 19, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

The Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) is an almost four-decade-old proven model to assist communities to heal from the lasting impacts of colonization. Historical and intergenerational trauma is at the root of hopelessness and healing is the answer to trauma. The GONA follows four developmental phases and values of Belonging, Mastery, Interdependence and Generosity.

Who Should Attend

Staff members in tribal and urban communities who work in prevention, promotion of culture, social service programs, youth workers, behavioral health staff, tribal leaders and others interested in bringing healing as a tool to address suicide in Indian Country.

Training Topics

The four development phases

  • Belonging
  • Mastery
  • Interdependence
  • Belonging
  • Utilizing the GONA for Community Action

Training Schedule

Pacific Time Zone
9:00 am – 11:00 am
(Break 11:00 am – 12:00 pm)
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
(​Break 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
​3:00 pm – 4:00 pm


October 18, 2022 @ 9:00 am
October 19, 2022 @ 4:00 pm


Native Wellness Institute
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