• 7 p.m. Friday, May 10 to noon Sunday, May 12, 2019



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Reclaiming Inter-Generational Identity Through Spiritual Paths and Wellbriety

Center City, MN

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Many people in recovery suffer from the effects of cross-generational trauma and adverse events—distrust of the outside world, difficulties within families and hopelessness about the future. For Native Americans, a combination of losses and traumatic events have infused an entire culture, passing the effects through each generation.

Wellbriety (sobriety/wellness), the healing balance and connection to natural laws, is critical for families, communities and cultures impacted by generations of trauma and adverse events. This healing takes place through an application of cultural and spiritual knowledge. First the individual must heal, then the family, then the community, and ultimately, the nation. Join us to learn how we can all apply cultural tools, language and sacred traditions in order to heal.


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J. Carlos Rivera

J. Carlos Rivera, CADC-II, is the executive director at White Bison, Inc., located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and he is an enrolled tribal member with the Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo Indians. He served as a substance abuse treatment provider for 10 years at the Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc., providing services to men and women on parole, juvenile offenders and others referred by the Department of Corrections.


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Dan Anderson Renewal Center
15251 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Center City, MN 55012

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