WHAT IS GONA?
Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) is a five-day overnight culture camp designed to strengthen communities and individuals through wellness. The central theme of the GONA is community healing from historical trauma as approached through the experiences of American Indian Youth.
GONA emphasizes inclusion and individual responsibility to promote healing in a safe environment. This camp will lead youth on a personal and community driven journey.
GONA curriculum is a nationally recognized “best practice” by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Native American Health Center staff and Youth Services department will be facilitating this event.
GONA will enable youth to learn self-reliance, ways to empower themselves and learn to live a healthy lifestyle in two worlds of culture and tradition walking in balance.